Business strategy – this one’s a winner

Well, this past week has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. However, through all the different things that I have had going on, one simple statement made by our car salesman; Jamie, has stuck in my head; “It doesn’t matter what car we sell, we all get the same commission.” I believe that […]

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What type of leader are you?

My husband has been looking to move on in his career lately, this has got me thinking about the people that I have worked for over the years.  I’ve thought a lot about what makes some managers great and others so rotten.  Until the day I die I will remember at least two people from […]

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6 Productive and easy work Resolutions for 2015

2015 has arrived, and it’s back to work!  What picture are you going to make this year?  Do you want it to look like all the other years – or will it stand out? New year often brings a fresh start, new ideas and new goals. This means experiencing the challenges of meeting goals that we set for […]

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A Hierarchy of Wellbeing and Employee Engagement, part 2

Last time I looked at the first two levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs and how that could be translated into increasing employee engagement.  This time we’re going to loo at the other three.  Next up … Love and Belonging.  Everyone want to feel that someone cares about them. It’s become clear that in recent […]

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BBC Young Musician

Once again viewers to BBC Young Musician have been treated to another impressive competition.  Even if their parents had first dragged these contestants – perhaps carrot and stick style – to their early music lessons, these teenagers were a fine example of what happens when self motivation kicks in. In contrast, and also for many years, the BBC […]

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