Tag Archives: personal development

30 -50 and employed? How much are you hurting?

I’m planning to write a business book this year . I’ve been mulling on it for far too long, and every year that goes by it seems to me that the case for the book gets more compelling. In this … Continue reading

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Procrastination and Preferences

Last Saturday I had dinner with a couple who have moved into the village recently.  They have a bitch working cocker spaniel who has become our dog Ross’ girlfriend, so we already have plenty to talk about.  Ben is a … Continue reading

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Leadership: saying “yes” when you really want to say “no”?

My nephew David is an inspiring young man.  In his late teens he quit college and set up his own graphics design business with a friend.  2 years later they sold up and he decided to go it alone whilst … Continue reading

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Conflict at work? Probably best to avoid it.

Here’s a tricky question for you.  Please take one of my metaphorical honesty tablets before you answer it.  If you can’t give an honest answer there’s not much point reading this article.  Here goes. Is your organisation like so many … Continue reading

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Can you coach? No, seriously. Can you coach?

If you were to ask a sample of managers how important coaching is to success in their role, what do you think their answer would be? I’ve worked with thousands of them over the years on Leadership and Management skills … Continue reading

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The dreaded Annual Appraisal. Is the writing finally on the wall?

At last!  Could the end finally be in sight for that annual ritual dreaded by both managers and staff:  the Annual Appraisal? You know the one:  the meeting you both hope will be over quickly, in which the manager loads … Continue reading

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