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Category: Non-Exec and Board Mentoring

Be In The Zoom – With Gavin Meikle

For most of us, keeping in touch with our clients, our bosses and team members has been a steep learning curve over the last few months.  Moreover, it is likely […]

To Whom It May Concern – (TM speech)

“Having mentored for years, Laura has studied Catherine Kram, David Clutterbuck, and Norman Cohen’s works on the very subject. She has been trained by The Princes Trust and delivers workshops […]

Share & Voice (Weekly Haiku Prompt #310)

I best use my voice, when I understand your thoughts, – before I share mine. (Haiku) Photo from Pexels Inspired by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #310: Voice and […]

Four Crushing Complacencies

In this book Sur/petition, Edward de Bono asserts that complacency sets in when things seem normal to you because you are used to them.  In business there are four types. Comfortable […]

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles, pop group of the 1960s swooned …. “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright.  I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes […]

Yuletide – The Longest Night

The title strikes to the deepest fear of any insomniac.  Regardless of the varied reasons for sleep deprivation, the extra hour in bed that we get when the clocks go […]

The Chaos Crisis

Your entrepreneurial spirit is on  overdrive and you have that many ideas for business growth that you don’t know where to start?  Or perhaps your Mission is that big, that bold […]

The Tough Get Cash

When the going gets tough … the tough get cash!  This is a blog post I wrote in 2008. Thought it was worth resurrecting in the event of the last […]

Robert’s Rules of Order

In the last 9 months I have been involved in a number of political (small p) meetings where Robert’s Rules of Order have been applied.  Whilst I have been to […]

The Flip Side of Passion

Can you remember having to do your job with one hand tied behind your back?  I bet it was one of the reasons you chose to ‘go it alone’? Run […]

The Perfect Storm – Storytelling #2

Christmas 1997, I helicoptered into the best year of Excel Clothing’s 10 year history.  Full of excitement at taking on my new role as Managing Director of this successful ladies […]

Create Your Business Vision

The vision statement defines the longer term aspirations for your business.  The aspirations should inspire the people you work with, whether that is staff or supplier or investors.  It is […]