Spit it out

Ideas don’t exist if you don’t attach words to them.   When you begin to put your ideas into words, you take the first step toward turning them into something meaningful and provoking change.   Just the act of staying the words out loud can make a difference. Ideas don’t exist in the brain...

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Why your company vision and values matter!

Do you drink the same brand of coffee every morning? Fly with the same airline? Suggest the same restaurant when a visitor asks? Yes, me too. It’s surprising that with more choices available than ever before, cheaper prices in a competitive global market and reviews at our clicking fingertips, we show such brand loyalty....

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Do you learn from your mistakes?

It appears that I sometimes do not.   This tiny wee icon, hidden in the array of numbers and dials on my car’s dashboard asks an important question. Is your key in the car?  This is a useful feature if you notice it when you leave your home in Aberdeenshire, not so useful when you...

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Well played Andy

Yesterday you confirmed your intention to retire from professional tennis. You had many defining moments, from winning your first grand slam at the US open to being crowned Wimbledon champion. You’ve changed the public’s perception of being a grumpy Scotsman, to be a dedicated family man, and you’ve even received a knighthood from the...

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Are you nervous or excited?

I’m a mother and a business owner. It’s an intricate balance of client deadlines, homework, networking events and football matches!  Before you know it, another month has passed and a new milestone has been reached. My eldest son started high school this summer.  This is an interesting time, and Facebook Timehop provides an annual...

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How to nail public speaking

You’ve been asked to deliver a speech. Brilliant!  It’s an amazing opportunity so why do you feel like you could puke in a bucket? Most of us have been there, some of us have felt so terrified we’ve declined the opportunity, some plucky others have seized the opportunity with both hands and nail it. I...

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