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Growing your business in the dark 0

Posted on 25, April 2014

in Category Growing your Business

Rhubarb forcing sheds

Now that I am ensconced in Riyadh thoughts naturally gravitated to Yorkshire and the Rhubarb industry – prompted by BBC Radio 4’s On Your Farm programme on Rhubarb . Rhubarb is fashionable again today after a major decline after world war two. . Appearing in many guises in the most up-scale restaurants as well as in the greengrocers and yogurt pots.  However it likely that the younger generations don’t know what it is in the greengrocers or what to do with it. It is virtually unknown in the rest of the world, though there are Rhubarb festivals in various parts [&hellip

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The wolf in sheeps clothing: the ‘soft’ side of change is really the ‘hard’ side 0

Posted on 23, November 2013

in Category coaching, leadership

While it is sometimes called the “soft” side of change, managing the people side of a change is often the most challenging and critical component of an organizational transformation.  But, it is getting people on board and participating in the change that will make the difference. Individuals will have to do their jobs differently, and it is the degree to which they change their behaviours and work processes that will make or break the merger or acquisition. The “soft” side of change is many times actually the “harder” side of change. Change management is taking care of the people side of change. It does little good [&hellip

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Five essential attributes of excellent CEOs 0

Posted on 23, November 2013

in Category coaching, leadership, News, Uncategorized

  There are many different views as to which attributes are essential to be an excellent CEO.  Take a moment out from your busy urgent day-to-day business and consider some issues which are important for business leaders, issues which others rarely – or dare not – ask them, and that with the pressure of business, they may not often askthemselves: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Responsibility, and Action.  Question yourself   Do I really know what is happening within my organisation, and outside? Can I make sense of it? What is the extent and limit of my responsibility? Am I responsible for [&hellip

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Test your Emotional Intelligence 0

Posted on 17, November 2013

in Category coaching, Uncategorized

Test your Emotional Intelligence Take our Emotional Intelligence Test below by marking yourself out of 10 for each of the 16 statements. For statements 1-10 mark yourself up to 10 if you think you are good at this For statements 11-16 mark yourself up to 10 if you fall in the middle veering to 0 if you are at the extremes. If you scored less than 100 perhaps you could benefit from some coaching from our Confidence and Positive Psychology coaches – even more relevant in Business than in your private live. Emotional Intelligence Test It is hard to develop [&hellip

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People Like Us – Networking 0

Posted on 17, November 2013

in Category Uncategorized

People like us …… by David Rigby  SCT director David Rigby will be addressing the Ignite group on Nov 27th  2013 in Bristol on the topic of networking called ‘People Like Us’. As it is fully booked here is thegist of the presentation  When you walk into a room of strangers, whether at a party or a networking event, who do you seek out to talk too?  Do you take the PLU approach (‘people like us’ used by Lady Astor in the 1920s) and approach those who look like you, dress like you and hopefully have the same views as [&hellip

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Swindon Coaching Team: Swindon Coaching Team on the Radio again 0

Posted on 19, December 2011

in Category News, Uncategorized

Swindon Coaching Team: Swindon Coaching Team on the Radio again Among the topics we discussed was the differences between customer service in the UAE and UK. I believe a key difference is job security. In the UAE jobs and visas last very little time and it is difficult to change jobs. And its not in job descriptions to ‘go the extra mile’ and delegation is not encouraged. Customer service is ‘following the rules’ . From personal experience it required (non forthcoming) authorisation to give me the additional £50 it had cost me to get a battery replaced, together with three [&hellip

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Swindon Coaching Team 0

Posted on 23, February 2010

in Category coaching

I am very impressed with the quality and breadth of experience of the Coaches in Swindon Coaching Team. So impressed that I was really pleased to be asked to join it. So I have.Accordingly I look forward to meeting you as part of the team 1t 1830 on March 23rd in Old Bank, Old Town Swindon

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