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Posts from ‘July, 2014’

Stop Doing, Start Thinking

Turn off your computer and phones. Sit back. Relax. Focus on your breathing. Empty your head Stay empty headed Now allow yourself to reflect on what’s important today. Look out of the window or at something that pleases you. Ignore the weird glances from your colleagues. If this isn’t working leave the office, find somewhere […]

Are you Plugged into the Cognitive Economy?

– By Grant Leboff Do you understand where your business provides value for its customers? Do you have real and tangible competitive advantage in your market place? Although many companies with which I work initially assume that they have the answers to these questions, after some more queries and investigation, it often becomes apparent that this […]

Limber up your Limbic Brain for authentic Charisma

– By Nikki Owen Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Eva Peron, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, Dr Martin Luther King. When they spoke, millions listened in awe. When they walked, millions followed devoutly. Six leaders, one powerful attribute – charisma. So what is this the mythic power of charisma? I define it as something that captivates the […]

Case Study: What a Good Idea…

Sometimes all a business needs to transform itself is a really good idea. And it was just such a brainwave  that helped  Richard Blanford, MD of Fordway and a member of Academy CEO Group 14, to re-position his technology business for a sustainable, long-term future. Like many IT Systems Integrators, Fordway’s traditional business model was based on […]

Improve your Connections

– By Graham Jones Whatever business you run, the Internet is central to your success. Even if you don’t use the Internet very much to engage with customers or sell things, your competitors might. And even if your sector is not Internet savvy as a whole, the Internet provides the opportunity for new competition that […]

The HR Director Goes to Heaven

A highly successful HR Director was tragically knocked down by a bus and killed. Her soul arrived at the Pearly Gates, where St Peter welcomed her: “Before you get settled in,” he said, “We have a little problem… you see, we’ve never had a HR Director make it this far before and we’re not really […]