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Know how to read your A, B, Cs

By popular demand – here’s an oldy but a goody from the vault that I’ve recently shared during training in honing your key messages. Enjoy! I’m sacking people this week. I don’t mean my team, just clients. I try following my gut when the opportunity arises to work with someone and I’m getting good at

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This is how and this is why

Christmas and holidays can be challenging in many ways for anyone, even the most caring families or individuals. I hope you made it through this year with some happy moments and memories, however great or small. I’ve turned (again) to the incredible experience and words of writer Augusten Burroughs this week because he has so

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What is the cost of keeping quiet?

I’m working on a sticky community project that requires a lot of multi-level communication with everyone from neighbours to Ministers. My major aim is always to ensure everyone receives consistent key messages so that people can understand and share the crux of an issue. Time and again the theory’s been proven true that most people

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What should we do?

Openheartedness is key to supporting and listening to others and whilst we understand it’s important to do that, many people struggle to cut themselves the same slack. I would guess that 90% of the people I work and play with would be kinder to me, their team or a stranger that makes a mistake, is

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Image is (almost) everything

Watching the giraffes roam wildly on the plains during my recent trip to South Africa, I was reminded of the social media gaffe that Delta Airlines made back in 2014. Tweeting their congratulations to the USA team for winning their world cup game against Ghana, they used imagery of the Statue of Liberty for the

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Use the power of priority

Thinking about all that we “must do” today, this month, this year can get overwhelming. I remember days in a busy newsroom when the sheer noise of multiple calls and fraught energy of people rushing and worrying over ticking deadlines was exhausting. Any busy place or busy mind can feel mildly sickening after too much

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Choose your tribes

Sometimes people choose not to be a leader, for myriad reasons.Sometimes it is simpler to be led by others, even a group. Author Seth Godin calls it “sheepwalking” but it isn’t always wrong; your unique circumstances matter ultimately. He explains that a student can passively get by in class, or take initiative and question the

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How to conquer debt

I met Kim Kiyosaki, investment author from Rich Dad, Poor Dad a decade ago and asked her how she got out of debt? She and her husband Robert dug out from under a mountain of debt in the interest-heavy mid-eighties. Here’s her timeless, step by step advice that’s worth sharing. Kim’s tips: Minimise bad debt

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Having vision

On a recent trip to the USA, without really planning it, I visited both of the sites where Martin Luther King and JFK were assassinated. Sobering stuff, but being in these historical places made me think about the lasting effect one person can have in the world because of their vision. Martin Luther King’s vision

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How flexible is your workplace?

Every business owners end goal is a profitable business that delivers results and exceeds clients’ expectations. Business operations can vary and the growing management trend is flexibility. A major national company here allows staff to take as many holidays as they want, when they want, as long as they negotiate with a suitable team member to cover them. They say the system reduces HR time and

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