Tagged: communication

Zoom not zzzzz!

This whole videoconferencing thing is working well.  The whole world seems to have discovered that it’s possible to stay connected and even meet new people via the screen on your laptop, phone, tablet or TV screen.  It’s meant many businesses can continue functioning, networking is thriving and many work- from-home employees are able to do […]

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How do I retain valuable employees?

You’re a leader. You speak to a lot of people every day. You issue a lot of instructions. They must listen to you, but do you listen to them? Listening is more than just an important skill when it comes to communicating in business. It’s paramount. You can build strong relationships with your employees and […]

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You “Can’t” Or You’ve Decided You Can’t?

My neighbour, Chris is a great guy.   We get on well with both him and his wife, Andra.   We share many things such as a love of good wine (they have a wine cellar) and good food (I love to cook).   We were recently sitting in the garden, mopping up the remnants […]

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Stop Beating Yourself Up (Nobody Else Does)

This Wednesday was World Mental Health Day and it got me thinking about the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat others and the gap in between.   One weekend last month I was really lucky and played a lot of golf.   I played 9 holes on the Friday night, 18 Saturday, […]

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Stop Being Your Own Critic And Start Being Supportive

We are our harshest critics.   There’s no one else in the world who will find fault as often and as discriminately as we do to our selves.   It’s good to look back on what we’ve done and learn from our mistakes but there’s a fine line between being critical and being cruel.   Next […]

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5 tips for couples in business

Running a business is really tough, making a marriage work can also be very challenging. When you combine the two by running a business with your significant other it can be double the trouble. However, if done right you’ll have an incredible bond with your other half and the recipe for a successful life together.Here’s […]

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Don’t make up your customer journey as you go along

I went to see a friend of mine last week. He’s what I’d call a ‘geeky’ type of guy and he’s my go-to ‘techie guy’ when things break, or I want to throw my laptop out of the window.     He lives in Southampton.  We’d arranged to spend an afternoon together, catching up and working […]

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