What company do you keep?

“Tell me what company you keep and I’ll tell you what you are” Miguel de Cevantes This might sound a bit unfair but it is my experience that this is actually true. Let me explain why…. If you think for example of someone who has children, this is an important aspect...

Improve your employee retention…

One of the biggest challenges facing business owners is that of recruitment. It is a difficult process and what’s more it is costly in terms of time and money to find the right replacement. So, what can you do to improve your employee retention? It is all about...

Forget Being Perfect Be Yourself…

I just read this quote  “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself.” Anna Quindlen and it resonated with me on a couple of levels. This year, as part of my personal development I am...

My communication lesson…

I guess I have known for a long time the importance of communication in business. Today though, I had a telephone conversation that reminded me again of the importance of making sure that your communication is effective. Why? Last year, I had a meeting with David to...