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Posts from ‘August, 2014’

You CAN Judge a Book by its Cover

Making a positive first impression – the handshake moment – is critical in attracting people and building relationships. Contrary to popular myth, we can make an accurate assessment within the first moments of meeting someone for the first time. According to research, within the first seven seconds we can make a balanced judgement on 11 […]

Get Yourself Heard!

– By Mindy Gibbins-Klein In the recession, many businesses forgot about marketing, especially any kind of strategic marketing of their leaders. But it is a well-known fact that people buy from people, particularly people they like. Which is why more business leaders and owners are starting to realise the importance of being seen and heard, even […]

The Life of a Deal

– By Jo Haigh It’s a curious fact that a company is what is called a ‘legal person’. But when you think about it, a company can do many things that a human being can do, including having a baby! We call that a subsidiary. It can get married – we may call that a merger […]

The First-Time CEO

Executive search firm Warren Partners combines head hunting with leadership coaching and board review services. Based in London, Cheshire and Edinburgh, it has clients in the UK and internationally. When Vicky Lawton was appointed as MD of Warren Partners in 2012, it was her first time at the helm of a business. Despite having previously […]

Go on, Take a Proper Holiday!

– By Peter G. Vajda A few years ago, New York University sociologist Dalton Conley came up with the phrase “weisure” as a means of describing the way in which the lines between work and leisure are often blurred. Taking the laptop on holiday and checking emails even if from time to time are not conducive […]

Holiday Relaxation?

“Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham