August 2018

30
Aug

How often do we bite off more than we can chew?

Recently I have seen a number of examples of businesses and departments struggling because they have been under-managed and under-led.

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23
Aug

Are you the polymath you need to be?

One of the things I have always loved about running a business is that there is no place to hide.

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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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