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Posts from ‘November, 2013’

Little Things: Sharing and Caring

– By Andrew B Morris People rarely work for financial gain as their top priority. They might tell us that when negotiating their pay, but they won’t stay if they don’t like their colleagues, our culture, environment or the way they are treated. In other words, it’s how their work makes them feel that matters. […]

Sharing Stories

– By Andrew Thorp A few months ago my business partner, Sara, attended a networking event and met a chap from a wealth management company. Here’s how the conversation went: Man: What do you do then? Sara: We encourage companies to use stories as a way to connect with their audience and engage their own […]

Knowledge is Power – so Share it!

– By Bob Selden I remember some years back running a two-day workshop as part of a management development program for a large construction company. At the time, the founding directors were due to retire. Over the thirty or so years they had been running the company, they also been good at passing on their […]

Sharing Success – the Secret of Effective Alliances

– By Mike Nevin During a recession or in a sluggish economy when funds to build or buy are in short supply, it is much easier for a business to grow through alliances and partnerships than to try to expand organically. And it isn’t just large companies that can benefit from this ‘ally’ model: research […]

Case Study: Sharing Experiences

Tina Drury is Executive Director, Customers and Communities, at Isos Housing, a not-for-profit company that manages over 12,400 homes across the North East. In March 2013 Isos Housing was awarded a place in the not-for-profit category of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies list and the business has also been recognised for its employee engagement by […]

A Crash Course in Management Speak

They Say They Mean That’s very interesting. I disagree. I don’t disagree. I disagree. I don’t totally disagree with you. You may be right, but I don’t care. You have to show some flexibility. You have to do it whether you want to or not. We have an opportunity. You have a problem. You obviously […]

Inspire Event November 2013 – Photo Gallery

Photography Credit: Steve Bootle

Post-traumatic stress – by Jo Haigh

Ok so this is a business column so it may seem a strange title, but I am referring not to a medical condition but a business one, related to the parties following a business transaction, in particular, an acquisition. Research carried out by KPMG has demonstrated that the majority of transactions fail to add value […]