The future – for heaven’s sake keep listening and talking.

The UK & Irish economies are in a sorry state. Although the recession is apparently over by the hairsbreadth of the last quarter, the real belt tightening is only just beginning. Dentistry, with which I am most familiar, is still getting used to this idea. I come across practice owners,  and an even greater proportionContinue reading “The future – for heaven’s sake keep listening and talking.”

Strictly Business: Why Are You Doing This? – Philip Humbert

From Philip Humbert’s most recent newsletter, subscribe at his website http://www.philiphumbert.com Strictly Business:  Why Are You Doing This? Every successful business leader has a clear answer to this vital question: Why are you building this company? Who does it serve and what’s your greater purpose? Answering these questions costs you very little, and it canContinue reading “Strictly Business: Why Are You Doing This? – Philip Humbert”

The Ubiquity of Competition – Seth Godin

From the ever excellent and thought provoking Seth Godin. How does this apply to you? The ubiquity of competition Sure, there are playoffs in football, but competition is everywhere, we just forget to notice it. There are three hundred photographers looking for work in a particular specialty. One puts a creative commons license on hisContinue reading “The Ubiquity of Competition – Seth Godin”

10 Actions To Take Your Leadership and Management Success To The Next Level by Duncan Brodie

Nice piece by Duncan Brodie. 10 Actions To Take Your Leadership and Management Success To The Next Level Action 1: Do an honest self assessment It might be tough to do but if you are serious about moving forward, you need to take a long hard look at where you are right now in termsContinue reading “10 Actions To Take Your Leadership and Management Success To The Next Level by Duncan Brodie”

Authentic Leadership by Neil Crofts

Nice blog piece by Neil on Leadership It is always exciting when our most urgent need and our greatest opportunity coincide.  In both the public and the private sectors we have an urgent need for great leadership.  Not just any old great leadership, but authentic, great leadership. Firstly – What is Authentic Leadership? In myContinue reading “Authentic Leadership by Neil Crofts”

The Monday Morning Quote #69

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.  An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.  Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax forContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #69”

Integrity – Without It Nothing Works

From HBS “Working Knowledge” – the full piece is here. “An individual is whole and complete when their word is whole and complete, and their word is whole and complete when they honour their word,” says HBS professor Michael C. Jensen in this interview that appeared in Rotman: The Magazine of the Rotman School ofContinue reading “Integrity – Without It Nothing Works”