October 2013

31
Oct

A Team or a Crowd? by Ian Kinnery

Which do you employ and what is the difference? Simply adding numbers does not make a team. The difference between a team and a crowd is that a team is more than the sum of its parts whereas a crowd is less than the sum of its parts.

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24
Oct

The Human Element by Ian Kinnery

There is a Chinese proverb which says “A man without a smiling face must not open a shop”. Which is incredibly sage advice and worthy of far more comment than I am going to give it now.

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17
Oct

Strictly by Ian Kinnery

We are at that time of year when my Saturday nights are about being forced to watch Strictly Come Dancing. It is important to keep the domestic peace every so often! Whilst I do not particularly enjoy the programme there are some very important lessons for all of us business people which are being played out every week.

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10
Oct

A Beautiful Model by Ian Kinnery

No I don’t mean Cara Delevingne or Elle Macpherson although it might make for a more visual blog. I mean a business model that is beautiful in its simplicity and power. I use models a lot in the field of business coaching to make things simple and easily understood. The simple model I am referring to is this:

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03
Oct

The Best Advice I ever got from the Chairman and CEO of Google

The advice that sticks out I got from John Doerr, who in 2001 said, "My advice to you is to have a coach."

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