Steve Cram at Clydesdale Bank

Thank you to the team at Clydesdale Bank Brighton this morning for inviting me to another excellent teleconference, this time with Steve Cram as speaker. As ever they had assembled some really interesting people around the table, not least Bradley who is studying Sports Psychology at Bournmouth University.

Finding lateral inspiration as an occasional runner . . . → Read More: Steve Cram at Clydesdale Bank

Burgess Hill Business Parks Association

The Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) meets regularly to enable dialogue between otherwise busy members, whilst an excellent weekly newsletter keeps local businesses in touch with general news, opportunities and the occasional threat affecting the area.

The meetings are generally very interesting and usually have a useful speaker, but the one yesterday was exceptional: . . . → Read More: Burgess Hill Business Parks Association

Workshop echoes

Thank you to those who attended our pilot workshop yesterday… your collective candour made for a really fun and interactive session.

The article below, by Freek Vermeulen of London Business School, echoes Jim Collins study Good to Great and reinforces one of the key messages from yesterday: namely that people are better able to judge . . . → Read More: Workshop echoes

Workshop: Self-Awareness & Personal Branding

David Mellor and I are piloting a new half-day workshop on the afternoon of 10th May in Sussex (near Gatwick) and the nominal £60+VAT course fee includes an interesting personal report as well as lunch.

Places are deliberately limited to eight and we have two or three remaining.

If you are interested, please drop me . . . → Read More: Workshop: Self-Awareness & Personal Branding

Budget 2011

I think this synopsis from Reeves is a very good summary… click onto the pagename ‘Budget 2011’ above if you can’t see the two links below.

Reeves Budget Presentation

Or alternatively you can visit their site for more detailed alternatives.

Reeves budget 2011

Overall, it seems like a fairly sensible budget

Humorous & instructive TED talk

In a talk full of humour, NYTimes columnist David Brooks shows that you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

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Fresh approach for the Year of the Rabbit

Gong hei fat choi

There are many reasons to revise business thinking and a new Chinese year is as good as any.

In my case, the focus of Rally Strategic has long been on solving crises within a turnaround management context. But a look at our past clients tells a very different story. Sure, some . . . → Read More: Fresh approach for the Year of the Rabbit

Hear Hear

I would like to concur with Geriant Jones, Private Client Partner at Reeves regarding the need for a simpler and more straightforward tax system. In my view is it a key part of turning around the UK.

His suggestions at www.reeves.co/towards-a-better-tax-system (yes, that is www.reeves.co) show the clarity of solution that can be achieved by . . . → Read More: Hear Hear

The Honest Persuaders, John Bunyard, book launch

The long awaited book The Honest Persuaders, by John Bunyard, has quite literally just hit the market. It will shortly be available on Amazon but advance copies can be purchased here.

This is a very special book, not least because it sheds light on some of the major influences that I have had in my . . . → Read More: The Honest Persuaders, John Bunyard, book launch

Detrimental business advice

A day or so ago I answered a question on LinkedIn and I’m guessing that the asker didn’t like my view as the question no longer seems to exist. So, for those of you who are unafraid of reading a disruptive viewpoint, I offer my deleted answer.

At the risk of being contentious, I think . . . → Read More: Detrimental business advice