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Today: Not a pale copy of yesterday

What are your plans for today? How can you make it different to yesterday? What work opportunities are there for you to do something different, to learn something new today? You could start doing one small thing differently, those small things add up. Go on make the change… Don’t let...
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H2H: The ”Human to Human” business focus

B2B – Business to Business B2C – Business to Consumer These are common ways of describing if a company is providing products and services to another business or directly to the consumer, the end user. This is to some degree an important distinction as it impacts or even dictates how...
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Four ways to build trust | Future Leaders Blog

Trust matters. A lot. Just think about how fantastic it feels to really trust someone, to know that they would always behave thoughtfully, respectfully and honestly! If you don’t fully have people’s trust, your impact will be limited. And if you don’t trust someone, you won’t give them your all,...
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Turn your back on the audience | Future Leaders Blog

Have you ever observed the conductor of a philharmonic orchestra and how they spend very little time facing the audience? In fact, they spend most of their time facing the orchestra, which is their team. They are guiding them to play beautifully and with great impact together. And have you...
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You’re not alone- kick-start 2017 with your team

Welcome back to a new work year! As a leader you probably have all sorts of things flying around your head right now about the year ahead – goal setting, planning, development talks, recruitment needs, budget and more. And as much as some of this is your responsibility, the reality...
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It’s time to celebrate | Future Leaders blog

As the year comes to an end and the festive season is upon us, it’s a great opportunity to stop and take stock. Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection – Winston Churchill Before you start the celebrations and before you then throw yourself into the...
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Are you a master of patterns?

Have you ever heard of Wayne Gretzy? He’s a legendary Canadian ice-hockey player – some say he’s the best player ever. In one of his many, many interviews, he was asked what made him such a good player, what made him more successful than others. His response was that so...
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Have an attitude! | Future Leaders Blog

Attitude is everything. In life, at work, in leadership. Attitude, outlook, perspective, approach – whatever we call it – it impacts or changes everything. Imagine that something unexpected or unwanted happens. What if you lost your job, or you ‘failed’ at something, or you didn’t meet your goal? Well, we...
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Are you having fun? | Future Leaders Blog

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin Work is supposed to be fun.  How much time do you think you spend at work? It’s a lot of time, right? So how about making the time you spend at work more fun. Maybe not laugh-out-loud fun all the...
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Leaders with high EQ | Future Leaders Blog

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt   What is EQ? And what does it mean to have Emotional Intelligence? You could say that EQ is the ability to understand and manage yourself (thoughts, feelings, reactions etc) so that you...
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Beware of “Analysis paralysis”!

A reporter asked a very successful businessman: “What is the secret to your success?”  The man replied: “Two words” “And they are?”  “Right decisions”  “OK, I see – and how do you make the right decisions?”  “One word” “And that is?”  “Experience”  “I see, and how do you get experience?”...
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The curse of multitasking

Last week in our blog we talked about the “busy bug”, well let us carry on this week with another symptom of the having the busy bug. Multitasking has long been praised as a great thing. Well, we think it’s a curse – and let us tell you why. When...
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Who has the busy “bug”?

“Busy is a bug that a lot of people are addicted to” There is an epidemic that the world is suffering from, it is called the busy “bug”. Do you have it ? Check it out. In the course of a normal day we will ask people “How are you?”...
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The Art of Asking Questions | Future Leaders Blog

Last week we talked about really great leaders and what makes them great. Three key characteristics that great leaders have are that they: • Are interested in other people • Are good at listening • Know that they don’t know everything! Great leaders ask really smart questions – they don’t...
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