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By Diane Rance | Creating Value With People
Perhaps it’s time to reset your goals to make them more achievable? Many of us will have started off 2018 with New Year’s resolutions. For me I’ve decided that 2018 is the year of the piano. By the end of this year I want to have significantly raised my level of playing, having spent many years where it’s been way down my list of priorities. Whatever you’ve decided perhaps by the time you read this you are wondering if you can stick to your resolution? The feeling of imminent failure can then be a drain on your energy and motivation levels. In some ways it’s almost better never to have set a resolution than to aim too high and fail. In Coaching we talk about Well Formed Outcomes as being key...Read more
By Dr Ryan Glencross | GBCC Brexit Advisory Group
Amidst the turbulent past few weeks of UK-EU Brexit wrangling, relatively little attention has been paid to the effect the election of a new French President will have on these negotiations. UK tabloids have been busy instead making hay with their preferred EU bogey-figures, namely Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, who are both portrayed as bullies embittered by the very notion that a member state wants to leave the club. The victory of Emmanuel Macron – the insider’s outsider –suddenly means there could be another leader that comes to embody EU hostility to the UK after the Brexit referendum. Macron’s win is a boon for Europe’s stockmarkets as he shares the pro-EU, pro-Euro outlook that...Read more
By Simon Chapman | Yee Group Ltd
So you want to plan for the future? Do you know in general terms, what your company will look like in the future? Answering that question is a good starting point. If your business is unclear about the 'future', this blog may provide you with some advice on formulating your plan. You shouldn't start with a question; but let's dare to be different. Are you an avid planner, or do you rely on those oft quoted, gut feelings and taking ad hoc actions? In the former category, you will be familiar with planning routes for your business meetings. For the latter, you will probably have been successful in your business by taking spontaneous decisions that have helped you run a profitable company. In...Read more
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