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I was speaking to someone who had been in the same job for years. He wasn't happy there, but almost felt it was his duty, pride and honor to stay.  

We questioned whether this was perseverance or just persisting? Knowing that choice is key to growth or stagnation.

...continue reading "Do you persevere or just persist?"

When you are in marketing or sales it’s very easy to think that all customers are the same – so if your presentation works for one person, it must work for all. In this book Shelle Rose Charvet takes the NLP thinking and condenses it in to a practical guide to understanding other people, and then using the words and ideas that resonate with them.

If you are in sales and marketing – then her guide for running a quick interview is a great way of understanding the motivation and criteria another person uses to buy – and then match your message to their needs. 

John Kotter is a Harvard Professor and has dedicated his life to change management in the corporate world. This book is about getting buy into your ideas. It’s something relevant at work, and also clubs and societies outside work. In fact many of the push backs that the book covers, are ones that you face in relationships. Read more

How often do you ask yourself "What do I need to do, to get to where I want to?" or it might be "What do I need to have to be content?"

These are ambious questions  - but what if they were the wrong questions?

...continue reading "To Be or not to Be. To Do or not to do"

After the indulgence of the Christmas period, it's time for new year's resolutions. Often it's about eating and drinking more healthily after the blow out of the last few weeks.

And then it's back to work. Wait! That's the biggest single thing most of us do. So how about giving yourself a 30-day resolution. A resolution to find Freedom and Joy at work. 

...continue reading "A new resolution – finding freedom and joy at work?"