So, I was told Ben was quitting, yep, he’d had enough. It was time for him to take the foot off the gas and leave ‘the baby.’ He was to walk away from the business of ten years. I asked him what had happened that would make him ‘throw in the towel?’ I simply couldn’t see theContinue reading “Bringing up baby”
same old routine, same results
Ben, it’s great to hear you enjoyed the holiday. Welcome back. “Thanks, Charlie, I did enjoy the time away from the factory, I took the opportunity to do a lot of thinking …” Holidays are good for thinking Ben, have another biscuit with the tea … what do we need to discuss? “Ok,Continue reading “He’s no one hit wonder”
It was one of those clear, crisp Autumn mornings … so wife, father-in-law (George) and I took some time to walk down through the gardens to the church yard. We crossed the old ‘falling-down’ bridge and up, through the gates leading to our destination. We were here just last month. George had wanted to show usContinue reading “Time tells …”
I do have ambition and I know I should have kept the appointment but the temptation to stay in bed this morning was overpowering. It just seemed like the right choice at the time. Besides, my decision didn’t really impact anyone, not the other party anyway … The other party? I had thought the ignored appointment willContinue reading “Ambition over Apathy?”
Is the glass half empty or half full? Are you a positive influence or one of negativity? Do you sugarcoat things or get straight to the point? Much has been said about the best way of approaching business development or implementation of change, it can be stressful for many. Each of us have our goalsContinue reading “Change, get out of your way.”
Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle-call events full of barn-style open bars, coffee meets and the inevitable tub-thumping. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards. Needless to say, traditional networking is not working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It’s time to re-evaluate why people buy people. So let me ask you … are you Networking or Netconnecting? Networking will feed you today. And for some of us, this is why we ‘do’ networking. We know this, but connecting … really connecting and playing the longer game, understanding that properly developed relations is what makes for some amazing and sustainable opportunities that stretch far deeper than simply the one-off business opportunity. So let me ask you … are you Networking for today or Netconnecting?