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News

23
Oct

WWW Three Very Important Letters

And I don’t mean the World Wide Web. I have written about the importance of setting up a rhythm of regular, structured focused and brief meetings to allow your business to pulse at an effective level, which will facilitate your growth. None of this will be as effective as it might be without the three letters WWW.

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16
Oct

Regular, structured, focused and brief.

Regular, structured, focused and brief. These are the four words that are key to promoting an effective meeting rhythm. If the rhythm of meetings in your business defines the heartbeat pulse of your business, then the effectiveness of those meetings determines the strength of the pulse.

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09
Oct

Do you have a pulse?

“Do you have a schedule of regular meetings?” is the question that is most predictive of a business’s ability to perform and grow at a high and consistent level.

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02
Oct

Making Better Art

I often feel that we are looking for an instruction book, or a manual on how to run a business, better, more profitably or with less hassle, and heaven knows there are enough people who would write books and make presentations that would have us believe that such a thing exists.

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25
Sep

All This For Free? It’s Incredible!

t has grown, developed and improved for thousands of years. It is responsible for every single advancement that mankind has made, from speech and writing to the printing press and the iPad; from the notion of fairness to the judicial system; from our ability to walk to Lewis Hamilton’s F1 car. It has led us to the deepest oceans and the highest mountains and even into outer space.

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18
Sep

More Important Than Important

If you want an example and you live anywhere in the North-East you only have to look at Bettys Tea Rooms. At all of their locations customers will queue around the block on a weekend. There are plenty of other tearooms and eateries and almost all of them are cheaper but they don’t have queues. Even during the darkest days of the last few years Bettys was busy.

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11
Sep

Won’t Get Fooled Again

Last week I was in London and I was amazed by the amount of building and construction work that is going on. The good news is that this is a sure sign that the economy is on the turn and that we are finally and thankfully starting to emerge from what has probably been the worst and deepest recession the world has ever seen.

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04
Sep

We Are All Perfect

We are all perfect; perfectly designed to get the results that we get. To me that statement is a fundamental belief, a philosophy if you like. In my world that does not mean that we deserve the results we get or that the results we get cannot be significantly improved; far from it.

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28
Aug

10,000 Hours Of Practice

This refers to the concept popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his bestselling book “Outliers”. Based on an original study by Anders Ericsson who found that it was spending significant hours in the course of “deliberate practice” that determined success, rather than innate or natural talent, Gladwell extolls the 10,000 hours rule.

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21
Aug

On Getting Stuck

Napoleon Hill wrote an extremely influential book called “Think and Grow Rich”. He argued that it is our thoughts that dictate our destiny and that by managing our thoughts we can manage our destiny. Nancy Kline stated, “the quality of everything human beings do, everything- depends on the quality of the thinking we do first”

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