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Posts from ‘April, 2014’

What Are We Doing Right?

– By Andrew B Morris It’s human nature that we learn very little when we’re on a roll and things are going well. When the chips are down, we discuss, debate, analyse our way out of a crisis, hoping we can remember this stuff next time around. We are scarred by bad times and remember. […]

When The Horse Dies, it’s Time to Get Off

– By Peter G. Vajda Sometimes life feels like we’re trapped on a merry-go-round. The same old things keep coming up again and again. If the issues you’re facing in your life are same ones you faced last year, or the year before that, or even earlier, then you’re effectively carrying a dead horse around […]

The Art of Saying ‘No’

– By  Jo Ellen Grzyb and Robin Chandler Many of us don’t like the idea of having to tell people they can’t do something. Even when we know that using the ‘n’ word is a necessity, there can be so much anxiety around the possible consequences of using it that we often don’t say anything at […]

Don’t Wallow: Surviving a Setback

– By  Paul McGee It’s said that the difference between people who succeed and people who fail is how they handle setbacks. We will all suffer setbacks, but whilst one person treats a setback as something that comes with the territory and learns from the experience, the other can be crushed by it. Yet rejection, […]

A Fresh Pair of Eyes

– By Ian Wright It’s not clear exactly what is not working, but growth is lacklustre, innovation is faltering and motivation is poor. Or alternatively, the business may be facing a particular challenge or set of challenges. In either instance, escaping the rut is much easier if you have a fresh perspective, moral support and […]

The Grizzly and the Atheist

A committed atheist was on a trekking holiday in the mountains when he got lost in the forest. A large grizzly bear, with three starving cubs back home in her den suddenly emerged from the undergrowth. The atheist screamed in terror, turned and ran. The bear was quicker however, and after a long and desperate […]

The World Wide Web Was Born in 1989, 25 Years On Where Would SME Business Be Without It? – by Jo Haigh

October 1989; the month and year I started my business. I was unaware at the time that another new born was the World Wide Web, I was also unaware of the impact this creation would have on my life, both business and personal. In 1989 promoting a new SME profile was all about meetings, networking […]