Category Archives: News

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 […]

Do your clients really want your app?

Posted on August 26, 2021

An app is nor always the answer

How often now are we told to “just sign up for the app and everything will be ok”? No mention of whether that everything is the miracle we crave; or the mundane we try to avoid. There are now apps for everything and by everyone. But often it’s clear that the organisation has not asked […]

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 […]

Problems and the Power Within 2

Posted on July 13, 2021

Confrontation's third chair solution

Nobody likes confrontation. Actually, that’s not true, some people seem to seek out confrontations especially on social media. But generally, most people do not set out to create a confrontation in order to avoid the escalation; where feelings take over from logical thought and the slanging match or fight begins. Yet as a business solutions […]

Business Problem Definition

Posted on July 06, 2021

Business Problem Definition

Last week we looked at the need to first identify the business problem we wished to solve. This week it’s the next step of defining the problem clearly. Often people rush both these stages and are then surprised that the so-called solution does not have the desired effects. The Two Types of Business Problem The […]

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 […]

Impending Boom, Beware Cashflow Pain

Posted on May 11, 2021

Booming sales avoid cashflow crisis

As we emerge from lockdown, with consumer confidence buoyed by vaccinations, for businesses there is a lurking threat. This is not a question of leadership, but of basic business management namely cashflow. Sunny Future First here’s the good news. The Bank of England is projecting the fastest economic growth rate for 70 years at 7.25%. […]

Coaching is a Waste of Time

Posted on April 30, 2021

coaching is a waste of time or a springboard to success

Sometimes you read an article that you half agree with and half don’t. For me that was a piece on Forbes last year, headlined Why Most Business Coaching Is a Waste of Time. It seems that anyone can now be a business coach regardless of experience or training. Most then focus on the wrong things […]

What Words Did You Write or Say?

Posted on April 14, 2021

Just simple words are not good marketing

With the rise of social media, the world has become a more complex place. It’s now easy to take offence from the written word; and for what was intended to become completely misconstrued as it’s taken out of context. Why? Because often we don’t read and understand the exact words used and the context, in […]