Category Archive: OUTCOME Setting

A PROUD Podcast with Matthew Broomhead

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The surprising need for Needs

Whether we are in professional or financial services we would be wise to be clear on something simple, but crucial to our overall business success. We are not really selling a product or service. We are selling the solution to our client’s needs. How our products or services are wonderfully and uniquely delivered can unfortunately …

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I don’t have the time…

You know how most people would prefer if their careers were a little more fulfilling; or they could spend more time with their family; or have more enjoyable experiences with their friends? Well, would it be ok if I shared with you a simple insight to help you get more of what you want? Most …

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What are you focusing on?

I was quite late to discovering Radio 4’s Desert Island Disks. There are a considerable amount of episodes that cover a plethora of interesting individuals. Some memorable discussions include Malcolm Gladwell, Sir Ken Robinson, Murray Walker and Bill Frankland MBE (a British immunologist whose achievements include the popularisation of the pollen count and he continued …

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7 Lessons to grow a Successful Business

I recently had the pleasure of attending a few one day business seminars where a number of aspects of business were discussed. I don’t know if you will agree that it is so important to be constantly absorbing intelligent, ethical and proactive advice from experts in their field. By attending events it is not just …

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7 crucial elements of effective feedback

Have you ever had a time when someone has come up to you and said I want to give you some feedback? How did you feel about it? Was it an enhancing experience or something else? When most people think about Feedback particularly in a work context, they tend to immediately think about so called …

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Uncomfortably comfortable

I have written previously about us “becoming more comfortable with being uncomfortable”. In a nut shell this is the idea of expanding our comfort zone and trying new things. Even though the wording is similar the meaning of this idea is different. You know how we sometimes hear a story or a key message a …

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“I will do it in 3 months when…”

You know how we all seem to have plans that in three months time when things are less busy, then we will get around to doing that “important project”? The project we know will make a significant difference to improving our career and relationships. The project that will enable us to have more time in …

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We don’t need more confidence. We need to manage our fear.

Have you ever had a time when you have heard someone say “I wish I had the confidence…“? If we had more confidence then what would we do differently? Who is the person we would become? Do we really need “more confidence” or something else? I heard Seth Godin give this analogy. Most things we …

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Self-Belief

You know how there are phrases that we either say to ourselves or have heard our team members say and most of the time we do not realise the importance of them? One such phrase is… “If only I had more self-belief then…” Following that phrase could be a plethora of different stories of things …

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There are no straight lines in Nature

I was walking in a local arboretum and while explaining something to my 15 month old daughter the blinking obvious occurred to me. Around the edge of the park was a row of trees that must have been there for at least a generation and I was saying that the straight tree line would have …

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Why we are scared of Creativity in Business

There are quite a few ideas that I share in this article so would it be ok if you stick with it and maybe re-read it the following day to see which parts resonant with you at this time of your career… In the privileged part of the world where we live, our job in the …

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Three Sides of successful organisations in three minutes

(The following questions and thoughts are inspired by Seth Godin) Three Sides of a Successful Organisation The three sides of successful organisations form a triangle; Strategy, Skills, and Service (of others). A shape that is a fundamental building block with incredible strength when all sides have equal quality. Strategy When exploring Strategy these are essential …

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We crave Inspiration not more information

There is so much information available to us these days that it’s becoming harder to decipher what is actually valuable and relevant. What will help us become more valuable to the marketplace? What information will enable us to have a fulfilling career? What will inspire us to do and be more? A simple example of …

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Will a Robot take my job? Broomhead Business Channel explores the answer

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Are you ready to make You and Your organisation PROUD?

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What is Broomhead Business Channel? Whiteboard animation video

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10 Simple Session Steps for busy Mentors

You may know that I am on a mission to increase the level of Business Skills in Birmingham’s Professional and Financial Services. Most people understand that an important aspect of every professional’s development is Mentoring. Whether that is as a Mentee or a Mentor. There are a variety of benefits for both parties. My career …

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