Why should you trust your business intuition?

  Intuition is a big part of business success for many people. In a world where we are deluged by information and opinions, how do we make decisions? Change in the business world is more rapid than ever before and survival requires unique strategies and different processes of decision making. Very often there is no […]

What’s your second impression like?

We see a lot about the importance of creating a good first impression Someone at a reception smiled a hello and shook my hand warmly. Later I saw him sneering at one of the waiters. And, later still, talking behind someone’s back. You only have one chance to make a first impression, true, but you have […]


Creating win-win situations A few years ago I read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey and thought how much the idea of creating win-win situations could change the way things are done. Thinking Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and […]

What are you afraid of?

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” Franklin D Roosevelt You don’t have to look far to find something to be afraid of – the internet is full of dire warnings and also, strangely enough, its also full of people who’d like to sell you the things that can protect you from […]

If you weren’t afraid of failure

What would you attempt if you knew without doubt that you would not fail? Michael Markham is a remarkable man. Abandoned by his mother and brought up in children’s home, he was fostered by a family he didn’t like and became disruptive, ending up in Borstal and finally given the option of joining the army […]