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"Keep buggering on!" (Churchill): why that could be a bad idea.

One of Churchill’s most famous maxims was a phrase he allegedly used at the start of each day, and at the end of phone conversations: 721 more words

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The slippery path to who knows what?

Last week I bumped into some stark evidence of something potentially very worrying.

If what I saw was, as I suspect, symptomatic of what is going on in the workplace, we really are heading down a dangerous path.   793 more words

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Do you suffer from "Sundayitis"?

I used to dread Sunday evenings even more than Monday mornings.  On Sunday from about 4pm onwards I used to get a tight feeling in my stomach, thinking about what the coming week was going to be bring me.   618 more words

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"Keep up, sit up and shut up." The Poor Presenter's Prayer?

I have to credit my wife with this one.  She has been giving me excellent forthright feedback for nearly 40 years, and this morning over breakfast was no exception.   625 more words

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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. 773 more words

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THE definitive list of ways to handle questions. (Or is it?)

I’ve blogged before about the options you have when someone asks you a question.  These are particularly handy when you’re making a presentation, although they come in handy when being interviewed as well.   644 more words

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7 steps to build Trust

I know it’s a bit early to call it, but I reckon one of the hot topics for 2017 is going to be Trust.  I guess that’s not surprising, given what’s going on in the US, Russia and elsewhere.   796 more words

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