September 2016

29
Sep

The Joy of Teamship

What is that you say? There is no such word as ‘teamship’ and joy is a word rarely associated with anything to do with work or business. Well you may be correct.

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22
Sep

Review No More

I have decided that I am going to ban the word review. After a lifetime spent running businesses and coaching business leaders that has been full of performance reviews, accounts reviews, personnel reviews, quarterly reviews, annual reviews and restaurant reviews why would I suddenly develop a deep aversion to the word review?

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15
Sep

Learning and Growing by Hazel Coupe

Foreword by Ian Kinnery This week Thursday’s Thoughts takes on a new format. I have been writing weekly pieces for several years now in the hope that my thoughts will provide inspiration and meaning for the readers. One of the major delights in my role is seeing others learn new things and begin to perform and think at a higher level. When Hazel, my excellent business manager and wingman (lady) had an Aha! moment last week we thought that others might benefit from her learnings. She has stretched her comfort zone to write the following. I hope you can learn from her experiences. Thank you Hazel.

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08
Sep

Satisfactorily Underperforming Companies

“Satisfactorily underperforming companies need turnarounds” argues the renowned turnaround guru Greg Brenneman. It was the first time I had come across the phrase “satisfactorily underperforming companies” and it rephrased a concept that has always fascinated me.

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01
Sep

Abraham Maslow Inspired Thoughts

Abraham Maslow was a famous psychologist best known for his “Hierarchy of Needs” theory. If you aren’t familiar with it, look it up. He purports than mankind is a wanting animal. That we have a series of needs that we seek to fulfil. As those needs begin to be fulfilled they cease to motivate us as we unconsciously try to meet the next series of needs in the hierarchy.

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