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When will the Extraverts ever learn?

Last week I had a meeting with the Head of Organisational Development in a large public sector organisation.  I’d never been to their smart Headquarters before, so my genial and outgoing host enthusiastically showed me around.   511 more words

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The joy of relearning

I have recently taken up playing the church organ again.  I studied it from the age of 13 (when my legs were long enough to reach the pedal keyboard), won an organ scholarship to Oxford, studied music for 3 years, and then went to work for a brewery.   758 more words

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How to get people to remember something for life.

It was 6am on a freezing January morning.  We were standing on the bridge in total darkness, shouting at each other.  Shouting because the River Dart was in full spate, roaring only a few feet below us. 675 more words

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Gorillas (and monkeys) in the mist

This week I have asked an old friend, Orlando Kimber, to write a guest Blog for us.  Orlando is a marketing specialist, and last week he and I were discussing some common dysfunctionalities we come across working with our clients.   844 more words

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How to unlearn something you're great at.

It’s hard being me, at times.  I expect it’s the same for you (being you, that is).  One of my biggest frustrations is that there are certain things I do again and again which I know from bitter experience are going to cause problems.   682 more words

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What are the Top 5 mistakes a salesperson can make?

I’m planning to make a film about Selling.  Not, you’ll be relieved to know, about how TO sell, but the opposite – how NOT to… 650 more words

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"Keep buggering on" (Churchill): a great way to handle a crisis.

On Friday afternoon I had to deal with one of the most challenging moments I can recall.  I think there was learning to be had from it, plus it was one of the funniest experiences I’ve ever had whilst seated at the organ, and I thought you might appreciate it. 793 more words

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