Here’s the thing…

You’re just about keeping your business going in these lean times. You’re getting some business in – from well-established customers and clients maybe – but no growth. Everyone you speak to seems to say the same thing: ‘Things are very tight… and we’re just fire-fighting Continue reading

Imagine, please, you are a cave person. Paleolithic woman or man. You make a cave painting – a horse, some hunting, a stag. Do you:

1) Yell to everyone in your village ‘Come and see what I’ve done, folks… it’s brilliant!’

2) Or selectively target individuals Continue reading

In your view is success about aggression, drive and resilience or could it be much more to do with how we handle the soft and fluffy stuff of temptation?

In 1972, Stanford psychology professor Walter Mischel, ran a much-reported experiment. Pre-school children were given 1 marshmallow each, Continue reading

studentyour stance

1. Know something…really know it, love it, sleep it, eat it, marinade yourself in it…
2. So you experience an overwhelming compulsion to communicate it
3. And you will try Continue reading



‘Wonderful post’

‘you are awesome’

‘so inspiring’

Lovely, isn’t it? Getting positive Continue reading

middle earth

In Middle-earth on the web currently, where marvellous teachers with names like Guido and Korval advise on formatting. No wonder games-developers-turned-fantasy-writers dominate online book sales. They are the only folk who really know what’s going on.

Now if you earn your living from giving advice in one form or another, you’ll know this is a demanding activity. Here are some contradictions Continue reading

Is your role giving you a headache at the moment?

You were enjoying it and it was absorbing you. Yes, there were challenges, and yes, it needed energy – you maybe had a lot to learn. Then bang! the economic downturn. Your developing, growing and exploring stopped. To be replaced by curbing, policing and saying no.

‘Up and at them’ turned into reduce and retreat.

You notice Continue reading