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15 rules for talking over drinks according to Dr Ivan Misner
18 Oct 2012
Meeting in a bar is always tricky for a woman - particularly if the person you are meeting is running late.....so it was great to find these rules fro...
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If your sales are dipping you need to understand why traditional sales methods no longer work
10 Oct 2012
The New Economy of Buyers By Bob Urichuck FREE Some great questions to ask yourself if YOU are your sales person, or to ask y...
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3 new difinitions of stress: Singed, Toasted and Deep Fried
08 Oct 2012
Michael Podolinsky always makes me laugh. Michael is an American living and working in Singapore - he is one of the top speakers and authors in the As...
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Scarcity thinking will keep you poor - truly!
08 Oct 2012
I'm an ideas person - I've spent almost 30 years working with organisations suggesting new ways of doing things - and for the most part the reactions ...
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Laura Crawshaw (boss whisperer) suggests we should be 'reasonable'
08 Oct 2012
I consult to the corporate world, and most managers struggle with bullying behaviours; don't know how to identify them; don't know how to deal with th...
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Is the EU going to survive? Genuine question from down under
08 Oct 2012
Over here in NZ the news doesn't sound good at all - Spain falling apart, Italy in a mess, Greece in turmoil - will it survive? Will a new model appea...
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If you build it will they REALLY come?
01 Oct 2012
One of our authors - Laura Humphreys attended a workshop by Roy Adams who has written a book 'If you build it will they come?' - she was so impressed ...
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Want a competitive edge? Try working while your competitors are resting!
01 Oct 2012
Yes we all need a break - but if November/December is normally a quiet time for you (it is for me) Chuck Blakeman offers http://www.thecorpor...
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Unmotivated staff? Losing your key talent? Loyalty is now a two way street!
01 Oct 2012
According to Charles Kovess " Australia's McCrindle Research suggests that young people tend to leave their jobs because there is no compelling reason...
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If the bee disappears man would have no more than 4 years to live!
27 Sep 2012
NZ like Australia, and I suspect most other countries, are watching in horror as their hives die. Some because of disease others because of man made p...
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Got some employees behaving badly? Here are some tips for dealing with them
26 Sep 2012
Our employees can be our greatest joy or our biggest nightmare - n...
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I couldn't run my business without 'outsourcing' a lot of the admin tasks - do you outsource? This might encourage you to do so
26 Sep 2012
I have to confess it did take me a while to start outsourcing - kept giving all the excuses - quicker to do it myself - not sure if I can afford it et...
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Have you heard of 'show-rooming'? Its the latest in shopping experiences apparently
26 Sep 2012
A colleague of mine - Joyce Gioia - of Herman Trends fame always keeps me on my toes with what's 'hot'. Check out herhttp://www....
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We are putting the finishing touches to a massive renovation - very interesting customer service levels from all the tradies
26 Sep 2012
Its the usual thing with tradespeople - have they been taught anything about customer service (or not)? Fortunately most of mine had. We had every tra...
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I've been offered a $400 training programme - its yours for nada!
18 Sep 2012
A Simple Way To Revolutionise Your Bottom Line - My 100% passion is showing people and organizations how to radically improve their business results, ...
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Who started this and why didn't we STOP them?
12 Sep 2012
As I get older and start to sound like my parents (or even grandparents) I often find myself wondering how something actually got started; what logic ...
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Do you have your own veggie garden?? If not now might be a good time to plant one
10 Sep 2012
In NZ our bees are dying by the gazillion ......our kiwi fruit industry imported some pollen from China and we now have acres and acres of kiwi fruit ...
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Want to know the 4 key skills workers of the future will need?
10 Sep 2012
According to a Towers Watson study on Global Talent 2021 - the 4 key skills are: * Digital skills * Agile thinking skills * I...
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Is leadership a dying art? There certainly seems to be a lack of it around!
10 Sep 2012
I've just heard that NZ - instead of supporting China and their green energy policies, is sticking with the tried and dangerous oil policies of the US...
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If you have kids, or grandchildren they will love these 7 stories
05 Sep 2012
Every month I post an inspirational story on my www.neverinourwil...
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