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Ten Steps to Business Development Success

Being creative, coming up with new ways of doing things, getting attention, and, generally, being successful are crucial – in business and in ‘non-business’ life. Here are ten tips on what you can do to become more successful.   Read/ listen to the ‘creative catalogues’ every day. These creative catalogues are newspapers and business/news-related radio [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Seven Mistakes and Eight Ways to Impress

Management consultant Hilary Briggs has identified seven key mistakes that business owners continue to make - and that often lead to the death of their company: Doing too much yourself You don’t know what you don’t know (ie you don’t appreciate your lack of skills and/or knowledge) Growing too quickly before your model is proven [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Workplace Matters sponsors St Albans’ Leadership in Business Network

Through its consultancy arm, Workplace Matters, an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace, is running a ‘Leadership in Business Network’. In particular, the Network will be holding three evening meetings - on 22nd September, 23rd October and 27th November – at The Vineyard Centre, 7 Brick Knoll Park, St. Albans, AL1 5UG, [...]

Book Review (number 5) : Learning a Living

Valerie Hannon, Sarah Gillinson and Leonie Shanks Published by: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing ISBN: 978-99921-95-55-0   ‘Learning’ is not a topic that has attracted many ‘coffee table books’ but Learning a Living fits the category perfectly. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Reza Deghati, the book explores ways to rebuild the relationship between education and the [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Review (number 4)

The lives, loves and deaths of splendidly unreasonable inventors By Jeremy Coller Published by: Infinite Ideas Limited ISBN: 978–1–905940–82–0   From an analysis of 30 inventors who changed the world, Coller – a former investment analyst and, later, investment manager - argues that personality type dictates the potential for success in bringing inventions to fruition. [...]

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Addison and Machiavelli on love and fear

In an article recently published on TrainingZone.com, Video Arts’ Martin Addison, discussed whether it is better for leaders to be loved or feared. As he wrote, this is not a new debate. It was first posed 500 years ago, in 1512, by Niccolò Machiavelli.   .   Machiavelli, a civil servant in the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ageist assumption

Among the various journalist requests for information and quotes which I receive on a regular basis has come one from Adam Bannister, who wanted a short quote to go with a BusinessesForSale.com survey of retail buyers. He wanted a response to the following statement and question: ‘Our survey revealed that one in four people considering [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Work or chocolate?

Yehuda Baruch, a professor at Rouen Business School in France, says that addiction to work (workaholism) could benefit individuals, business and society. In a recent academic paper he likens work addiction to a chocolate addiction and concludes that it can increase self-esteem and strengthen social interactions.   In the article, published in Career Development International, [...]

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Huzzah for PR professionals!

Apparently, PR professionals make excellent CEOs. Rosanna M. Fiske, the chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has leaped into a debate about whether being a PRO is a one-dimensional position that limits what one may be capable of doing in the business world. In a recent article, Ms Fiske commented: [...]

By | January 10th, 2012|Categories: Business, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , |0 Comments

A potential solution to HR evaluation challenges

Results assessment specialist Ceres Management – which aims to enable clients to use the evidence of business results to make sound decisions about ongoing investments in people development - has launched a new approach to evaluation that: defines what business success looks like; aligns evaluation goals with business needs; focuses evaluation around clear [...]

By | January 10th, 2012|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments