The power of words…

Today I sent out some emails to former attendees of the networking sessions that I am part of the team for, promoting this week’s events. I had 2 replies that landed in my inbox, both with only a few words, that caused pretty different emotional responses in me and...

Surely everyone feels like I do right now?

These are challenging and uncertain times for everyone right now whether you are in business or not. COVID-19 came at us when were unprepared, but why is that people have had different responses to the crisis? This is something that I am sure psychologists will be...

What if…my business advice

This summer for me will be memorable and not just because of the unprecedented hot weather we had! You see I had another cancer scare which involved numerous doctors and hospital visits, over several months and even included minor surgery. I am delighted to say that...

Marry or divorce the team

When you recruit a new employee into your team then effectively they become ‘engaged’ with your business and even in some ways to you at that point. Depending on how you recruit they may also have bought into your why and are enthused by and committed to your mission...

Conflict and why it happens in business

One of the most challenging aspects of running a business is that of leading and managing a team. But possibly the thing most business owners fear, in the arena of teams, is managing conflict. Avoiding the potential for conflict strengthens the need for clear and...

Staff your team

Throughout my working life one of the words, which is most often used by employers, that really irks me is the word staff. For the longest time I didn’t really understand why, then two things happened. Firstly I worked with a former accountant called Jonathan Holroyd,...