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Collaboration and Legacy

John Smith was a Chairman and CEO of an advertising company. Married with 2 children he worked incredibly hard. His family were used to him ‘never being around’, he beavered away so that he could afford a fine house, great cars and lots of travel. 
 
Often away on business, over the years he has built up friendships through his work. So it comes as no surprise that he was invited to a birthday party whilst in New York. He went along and met a lady who made him feel better than he had felt for a long time. 
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Why Do We Complicate Things?

A client of mine runs a training company. She has an enormous amount of experience and employs other trainers to deliver her content. Things were going well. That is, until she began to lose business to her competitors and work was not coming in as usual. With a sinking feeling in her stomach, she called me and we talked it through at length. We compared the various business models, websites, marketing efforts, client portfolios, training topics and so on. There didn’t seem any obvious differences between her business and those of the competition. So we looked at it from a […]

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Stress – Acknowledge, Accept, Action

The more people I work with, the more I see folks in denial about the stressful situations they frequently find themselves in. So often, people put blinkers on, put their head down and just keep going. Of course, there is a time and place for doing this, but not as often as people believe. The challenge is, as human beings we are often in denial about the severity of problems and carry on regardless. We may sit there convincing ourselves that things will blow over, or we don’t want to make a fuss, or trying to focus on the things […]

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