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16
Aug

Going into Business Yourself?

Someone once said "Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier." I can’t find the source of this quote but it resonates deeply with me. Becoming an entrepreneur does carry the same sense of risk, danger, thrill and rewards that I imagine a pioneer on the old frontier may have felt. For many people it is the most thrilling and rewarding and challenging of journeys.

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09
Aug

The Value of Great Mentors

I would argue that great mentors are few and far between. Sir John Whitmore (pioneer of coaching in the workplace and co-creator of the most widely used coaching model GROW) taught me an exercise some years ago.

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02
Aug

Don't let opportunity pass you by

I have this quote from Winston Churchill which I love. It goes “To every man there comes in his life-time that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour”.

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19
Jul

Are you feeling trapped in your business?

If you have never been there the feeling of despair and desperation is difficult to describe. You have rolled the dice, made a decision and found the courage to start your own business.

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12
Jul

Is Your Team A Winning Team?

With the country lost in World cup fever it seems appropriate to think about teams, their success and their place in your business, or not.

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05
Jul

Is this A Tap on Your Shoulder?

It has happened again. An innocent conversation with a near neighbour told a story of another business owner who has had a meltdown brought on by the stresses of running a business.

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28
Jun

The Breakfast of Champions and The Power of Feedback

They say that feedback is the breakfast of champions which is probably one of those glib statements that we hear from time to time and never really stop to think about.

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21
Jun

Use Inukshuk to scale your business

We are a strange breed, humankind. A breed full of paradoxes. We yearn for stability but as a species, it is our collective and individual restlessness and desire to do more, to be more and to have more that means we have evolved from the swamps to the caves to the urban and technological splendour that is the twenty-first century.

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14
Jun

How Good Are You At Saying No?

I seem to have been talking a lot about strategy recently. It is one of those often-used words that is not often thought about enough, and not understood enough.

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