Category Archives: Thought

Think Plan and Act

Posted on September 14, 2021

Think Plan act

In business as in life, we need to think, plan and act in order to achieve more. As a Business Coach and action learning facilitator, I often see individuals struggling to complete the 3 necessary steps. It’s not enough to just think about a problem that you need to fix; you need to create a […]

Web Surfing and Spume

Posted on July 20, 2021

Web surfing or spume

Yesterday, once I’d caught up on those annoying jobs that linger on the to-do list, I needed to fill time waiting for a bid to declare, so I turned to the web. Which is when it struck me how much, the way we view the web has changed. Surfing and Search Some of yesterday I […]

What is the Problem?

Posted on June 28, 2021

What is the problem

For most people it seems that work and life are a whole series of problems. No sooner is one solved than another arises. Yet other people seem to spend too much time ‘solving’ something that isn’t a problem in the first place or come up with an excellent new solution for something that didn’t need […]

Problems and the Power Within Organisations 1

Posted on June 25, 2021

Brainstorming is a powerful tool

As a business coach and marketing strategist working with SMEs, I often work as a fresh pair of eyes on existing problems. Here through the simple act of discussion, the individual or group gains insight and solutions for the things that are worrying them. Sometimes it’s also the things that they are unaware of, which […]

The problems with R as a single covid19 KPI

Posted on May 18, 2020

Roadmap of covid19 K{I

Like a good leader, Boris Johnson set out his covid19 KPI (key performance indicator) on May 10th of R. Since then there have been few updates on where England is on R. While there is some confusion of what R actually means. Indeed, mid-week the biggest media news item was the standard R of the […]

A Changing World of Expectations?

Posted on March 26, 2020

Empty roads from coronavirus

The world has changed with coronavirus in many different ways. Some changes will outlast the crisis; but others will soon be forgotten. What is clear is that the past week has thrown up some interesting issues around expectations. These are applicable to all businesses. Individual Expectations of Business Social distancing is as a benchmark of […]

7 Tips for Working from Home

Posted on March 18, 2020

Working from home tips

As the coronavirus crisis cranks up, self-isolation and working from home are the order of the day. To do this effectively requires some necessary adjustments. As someone who has been working from home on and off since technology made it possible in the mid 1990s and socially acceptable in the mid 2010’s, let me share […]

Everything Changes Except Individual Needs

Posted on February 11, 2020

A wake-up call on marketing

Sometimes we need a wake-up call as to how far the world has moved on while we weren’t watching. That call challenges our perception of reality. It’s our reality based upon our own experiences which guides our thoughts, choices and actions. My most recent wake-up call was the need to scrap my Polo after it […]

Brexit Killed My Job

Posted on January 31, 2020

Brexit killed my job today

After a 25-year career, as a result of Brexit, today I lost my job. A job that I was good at and acknowledged to be one of the best by individuals across Europe. In 1995, I wrote and won my first EU-funded bid for innovation. This linked training and small business through the web assisted […]

The Danger of Big Ideas

Posted on January 15, 2020

Think big and small to win

Think big ideas and act big is the well-known motivating cry for entrepreneurs. This was useful when most start-ups were small and thought small and incremental. At that time, they were held back by their aspirations. Now there is a very real danger that the big dream is just that because it doesn’t have even […]