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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.   762 more words

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Inspirational Leadership: what's the story?

Great leaders tell great stories.

Stories engage people, are easy to pass on, are easy to remember,  and – crucially – they appeal to the part of the brain where we make our decisions.   570 more words

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Why you and your colleagues don't trust your manager.

“The propensity for email, texting and quick-type apps has led us to forget some of our people skills, including distinguishing the nuances of language and meaning, fostering of a feeling of belonging among groups of people, and knowing our bosses and colleagues well enough to have confidence that others will pull their weight. 498 more words

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Is this why Introverts hate working in the office?

Forget free food, forget our preference for natural light:  what we workers want is not be interrupted all the time.

The ability to focus on work without interruption is employees’ top priority, according to an… 604 more words

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Why more and more women choose self-employment

This week’s Blog is written by Vicki Marinker, whom I have known for several years since running a training programme at the recruitment firm where she was working.   1,169 more words

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Use your ears. Otherwise IT NEVER ENDS.

As a business skills trainer I’m constantly on the lookout for new tools and different perspectives on the  topics I work on, so that it stays fresh and relevant.   528 more words

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Want to know who's going to win the election? Easy: check out their jaw jut.

We are all doomed.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The utter irrationality of human decision making is currently making itself felt in the election process in the USA, as it has done in elections worldwide for years.   665 more words

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