Category Archive: WISDOM

Is your Brand just Mango & Lime?

For a number of years as part of my “The Truth about how to influence your clients and colleagues” skills session, I have encouraged the participants to briefly explore the Ribena Mango & Lime question. I know it may be small, but having looked at the image of the packaging on the carton (at the …

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How is Pareto’s Principle useful?

Apparently the Business-management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. Vilfredo observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. He went onto develop the principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% …

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10 Lessons learnt from a SME Manufacturer

I was invited to attend a VIP tour of a SME manufacturing company in my region. I had just attended a Leaders panel discussion that morning where two thirds were Bankers and there was a distinct lack of optimism for growth within the area. So it was a welcomed contrast to be shown around a …

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How to encourage Good ideas

Something major has happened in the UK since my last Article and the repercussions will be felt for the next decade, not just in the UK but across our European allies. The naivety of some people in this country has become disturbingly apparent and to see so called Leaders immediately recall promises that were made …

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Should we stay or should we go?

You may or may not agree with some or all of this article, but I hope that you will be voting on Thursday as it is an important issue that should not be decided just by those with narrow minded extreme views but have the impetus to vote. While the apathetic majority sit by and …

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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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How to know when it’s right

Let’s start this article with this simple idea… You can only teach those that want to be taught. You can only inspire those that want to be inspired. You can only lead those that want to be led. Sometimes those that are placed in a position of authority and have the perception of being more …

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R.I.P. “Managers” : c18 – c21

In a BBC radio programme Peter day’s world of business : Companies without Managers, Peter Day investigated companies that no longer have a traditional management structure. Instead people are given autonomy over what they do. This Article is based on that investigation. “We don’t have a management team. I think that management is not only dysfunctional. Management …

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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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Why vote?

Please remember to vote today whatever your political persuasion. It may not seem it, but it is a privilege. Something that we take for granted. However, not that long ago many of us wouldn’t have been allowed. Others died so that we could spend a few minutes putting a cross on a piece of paper.

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“WHY” : A Poem about Purpose

Having a WHY is the most important part of any business or organisation. Without a reason and purpose to exist most organisations find it difficult to Market and attract the right people to work within their teams. However, for many of us finding Your WHY is incredibly hard. We know What we do and How …

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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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“12 Days of Christmas” for Business

You know how the Christmas Carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” sounds? These days having 12 drummers drumming in the office would cause a bit of a health and safety concern and there is no need for 8 maids a-milking with our industrialised farming methods. So what are twelve useful things to know in business? …

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Why the phrase “Employee Engagement” shouldn’t exist

If you have read my Article “Why Change Management is an Oxymoron” then you will have discovered there are certain popular phrases in many business mid-managers’ lexicons. One such phrase is “Employee Engagement”. So to complement LinkedIn’s theme of #BeTheBoss let us explore this together. Unlike the phrase “Change Management”, “Employee Engagement” is not an …

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Why “Change Management” is an Oxymoron

A phrase that seems to be popular in many business mid-managers’ lexicons is “Change Management”. If we can spend a moment to take a step back from the challenges in our day to day jobs and explore this phrase with a slightly different angle, then you may agree with me that there really is no …

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