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Speaker Gems

Plan ahead – Noah built the Ark before it started to rain (Mark Fritz) If you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything (Philip Hesketh) Hire for attitude then train for skills……..not the other way round (David Smith) It takes months to find a customer and seconds to lose one (Derek Williams) […]

Speaker Gems

As a coach, if you are thinking of solutions you are in too deep (Sue Knight) Recruit for attitude and train for skills. Recruit slowly and fire quickly (Reg Athwal) A good leader can step on toes without messing up the shine (Sue Firth) Facilitation is not about doing something to another – it is […]

10 Speaker Gems for April

We should not die “of something.” We should all die healthy…….but as late as possible!” (Dorian Dugmore) Perfectionism is an illness not a quality (Robyn Pearce) Your values should be moral hills you are prepared to die on! (Humphrey Walters) When giving feedback please remember to provide light not heat (Sue Cheshire) Top achievers should […]

10 Speaker Gems for March

Don’t stand up to your competitors, stand out from them! (Phil Jesson) Customers buy outcomes – 100 facts will not pull as well as one major benefit (Robert Clay) Remember the first rule of business – look after your most important customers before someone else does (Phil Jesson) We like people who are like us […]

10 Speaker Gems for February

Know where you are going. If there is a light mist in the pulpit there will be a heavy fog in the pew (Mark Fritz) Listen to your inner voice – what you say to yourself is just as important as what you say to others (Steve Smith) If presented with a difficult question, think […]

Speaker Gems

Ten incisive one-liners for December from the Academy’s roster of speakers A good one-liner gives us all the learning we need – think of it as a seminar in a sentence (Sue Cheshire) Get on with it – good plans executed today are better than perfect plans executed next month (Nigel Risner) People do what […]

Speaker Gems

Ten incisive one-liners from the Academy’s roster of speakers Under-performance is a virus that will infect your organisation. It gets worse because then your best people move on (David Smith) Keep it simple – business is about selling products and services that don’t come back to customers that do (Phil Jesson) If you know where […]