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Stand out from your co-workers – buy a red cap (and use it).

Whether you are a business owner or head of department you should regularly take time to work ‘on’ your business instead of ‘in’ your business.

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Richard St. John’s 8 Secrets of Success

After 7 years and 500 interviews of successful people here are Richard St. John’s 8 Secrets to Success.

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Posted in Achievement, Creativity, excellence, Inspiration, Uncategorized

The Top 10 TED talks you simply HAVE to watch…..

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and is like YouTube for grown-ups where the videos are by invitation only. These are my top 10.

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Posted in Achievement, Business Development, Creativity, Customer Service, Differentiation, Inspiration, Leadership, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Are you a corporate zombie?

Engrossed with the next email, telephone call or meeting? No time to think or reflect? Loving it? You could already be a corporate zombie so check to see you have a pulse and read this – time is running out.

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“The Element” by Sir Ken Robinson

A review of Sir ken Robinson’s acclaimed book “The Element” describing how you can discover your own passion and talent mix and what that could mean to you.

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Why you shouldn’t take fruit on your holidays…

Holidays looming up? Always like to stay in touch? Taking your “electronic office” with you? Think again if you want to be more productive when you get back.

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Purple Time in Business Development

How to innovate, problem solve and develop your vision in your own time. As practised by all great business people, athletes and over achievers. use Purple time to get yourself in control and provide a clear direction for yourself.

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Mike Ames

Passionate about making business development a profession not just a job. Built and sold a £40m group in less than 9 years. Doing it all again and loving it!

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