The Extra Hour

The Extra Hour

Many people in business wish they had an extra hour (or more) every day! Well, here in the UK we recently gained an “extra” hour by virtue of the clocks going back. Now, although the extra hour happened on a Sunday, I imagine most people’s day did not alter one bit,...
Trafalgar Day – so, what do you expect?

Trafalgar Day – so, what do you expect?

Most are familiar, I am sure, with Nelson’s signal hoisted by flags in his ship to the assembled fleet on the day of the battle of Trafalgar (21st October 1805): “England Expects that every man shall do his duty.” What do you expect of yourself? Do you expect yourself...
The Value of Simplicity

The Value of Simplicity

One of the things that struck me over these past couple of weeks whilst chatting with people before and after my engagements, is the amount of clutter and business treacle which seems to envelop businesses, and teams, and individuals. It is so easy to lose sight of...
Repairing the Time Drains

Repairing the Time Drains

Time is most people’s most precious resource, and the one which is most scarce. Yet, time is so frequently wasted by many people… it just slides by. Imagine your time is like water and is flowing through your life carried by a network of pipes that ensure your time...
On a Massive Mission

On a Massive Mission

All the fancy marketing tools, all the great products, all the great service, must flow from having the foundations in place. Decision-making, strategic direction, marketing strategy, branding, day-to-day operational decisions, become easier once you have the...
The Procrastination Pandemic

The Procrastination Pandemic

From Distraction to Action I’m declaring it official. It’s a pandemic. The Procrastination Pandemic cripples lives and businesses. We are all susceptible to it. So how do you recognise the signs of Procrastination, and what’s the antidote? Symptoms: • An increase in...