The Maldives : Work Life Travel Review

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Almost everyone we know from friends to clients, didn't realise we had spent 10 days in The Maldives over the Easter holidays. It wasn't so much that we travelled in stealth or avoided telling people, it was more that we were testing a wonderful…

GROWLS : Building a sustainable, rewarding, profitable business

Here is a simple and effective acronym that can help you to build a sustainable, rewarding and profitable business which reflects your values and desired working style. GROWLS - growth, revenue, opportunity, wealth, loyalty, strategy. A business…

Finding Your Purpose

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Deepak Chopra has recently shared a great visual model that helps us all to focus in on what your core life purpose is, or should be. Often we travel routes without clear destinations, take paths into unknown territory and offer things to the…

How To Improve Negotiation Skills

The essence of contemporary negotiation best practice is to communicate to reach a mutually beneficial outcome. Long gone are the days of trying to outdo the other party. The most effective negotiators always consider reaching a balanced, carefully…

How Management Really Feels

Ever since we have had businesses with a management and a workforce, we have enjoyed and endured a unique dynamic of varied perception of situations, opportunities and threats. Management and workforce invariably have a different view of the…

How To Be A Good Client

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Back in the day there was a client and there was a supplier. The client was like a big bad ogre with a purse full of gold and the supplier’s job, much like in the Jack and the Beanstalk story, was to find ways of taking that gold from the…

Rework - A book review - With thanks to Jason Fried

If there is one person who has directly influenced the last ten years of my commercial and business thinking more than any other, it is probably Jason Fried. Jason is the founder of 37Signals, the creator of Basecamp and the author of Rework,…