Supervising people

Supervision is not spying! Should you be in a position where you either give or receive this, then appreciate it as a method for improved business results. It is often necessary to clearly understand what’s going on and there are ways of doing this that help rather than hinder the cause. Supervising openly and honestly can benefit all concerned. Read more

Be on Time!

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Be on Time!

‘Sorry I’m late’ is a verbal excuse uttered on a regular basis by the majority of people. There are excuses for this occurrence, and I’d like to share some of them before offering words that are professionally more appropriate. Read more

On Your Bike!

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This was a favoured expression as I was growing up and even into adulthood as a phrase for telling people where to go if their presence was unwanted or what they had to say not appreciated. It reminds me that we all are capable of failing to some degree at challenges we might face on our particular road to success. Read more


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Christmas approaches and another year is upon us. I wonder if you have set your goals, aims and/or desires for 2019? I’d like to mention the importance of doing just that if you haven’t already. There are mechanics involved, importance of writing them down, making them achievable and the relevance in reviewing them. Read more



This is not the first time I’ve mentioned habits and I thought it appropriate to revisit because of the daily changes to procedure for each and every one of us. One of my favourite writers was Stephen Covey, who died a few years ago leaving a legacy of positive thoughts for proactivity. His leadership observations consisted of seven habits to which he later added an eighth some years later, which said that interdependence was more effective than independence. His seven habits were directed towards effective leadership and each had a definitive purpose. I make no excuse for listing these as a reminder for people who might be familiar with his work or those of you who could find inspiration from a first-time look. I don’t expect you to rush out and buy his book, but you might want to consider doing that sometime in the future. It could possibly assist you to know what the suggested habits are and how you could implement them in your self-improvement, should that be your aim. Read more


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Something that the majority of people search for! It’s often illusory for the majority, because many of us have been led to believe that working hard forms the basis for success and automatic pleasure. Working hard is not to be discounted, but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee satisfaction. I read a book by Shawn Achor some years ago that fuelled the idea of happiness being an advantage. I agree with that but want to dispel the belief that only monetary success is the panacea. Read more

Get a Move on!

Motivation moves people! It provides you and I with a reason to act, to do and to be. You may be in a position where you would like a person or a group of people to perform in a particular way. Motivation therefore should not be confused with manipulation. There is a difference and a distinction worthy of note. Read more

Moving On!

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Moving on!

In my last missive I mentioned providing instant pleasure then moving on, which had become the success revival of the film industry all those years ago. It rings true to this day and television programmes are certainly no exception with countless episodes of popular topics being not only repeated, but also following on from a previously unfinished outcome. An example would be Foyles War, which for me is a superb programme and watchable on a regular basis. Another is Judge John Deed, with good acting, good characters and different topics integrated into an interesting format. However, that’s from my perspective because I am not a TV ‘watch anything’ type. Read more

Stepping Stones


Stepping Stones

Every step we take and ‘selling’ oneself is so important for advancement. How we go about the process can determine whether we arrive at a beneficial place that is satisfactory as we travel along our chosen road. And, it is imperative to believe that it is by choice we elect to go on our way. One step at a time is all it takes, and realising we’re treading a path requires self-awareness so Read more

Your Real Business

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Some people have entrepreneurial ideas without back up or support. Being aware of the Feast or Famine Syndrome is a good start, although I call it the Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner of a business. If you’re like me, then you could fall into the trap of having entrepreneurial ideas without back up or support. Read more