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Savvy buyers are not being tempted by traditional advertising and sales techniques
29 Aug 2012
Most advertisers will tell us that they are pulling back on traditional advertising because it just isn't working like it used to. Sales people will t...
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Do you measure your social impact? We spend a lot of time doing it so it might be a good idea?
29 Aug 2012
There are many schools of thought around social media and its worth - so when I picked up Graham Jones article on 'measuring' the hours we put into it...
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Overwhelmed by all this online stuff you are supposed to be keeping up with?
24 Aug 2012
I know I get very mid boggled with it all, but there are a couple of people I follow knowing that they will tell me what I need to know. ...
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If you have bored workers - as the saying goes - serves you right!!
24 Aug 2012
So many bosses complain about their staff - the fact that they don't show initiative, aren't motivated, seem to be going through the motions until pay...
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Are baby boomers clogging up the job market?
22 Aug 2012
Times ARE tough - but what's new? Ever few years the boom becomes a bust. True this one is bigger than any I've seen (and Ive seen a few)!! <br ...
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How do YOU stand out from the herd? Honestly?
21 Aug 2012
I'm putting together a full day workshop for innovators (quite a terrifying prospect actually). I'm researching modernn day companies tha...
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Are shopping malls becoming boring and repetitive??
21 Aug 2012
I have a couple of favourite shopping malls - I like them because they have a great variety of goods and services. Imagine my horror when...
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77% of UK Senior Managers believe they are paid too much.
21 Aug 2012
That's right - according to the Independent - 2/3rds of bosses surveyed by accounting firm Grant Thornton said that pay was now out of control and sha...
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Are you a good communicator? Of course everyone always says yes!!
20 Aug 2012
I work with teams - and when I ask managers what they communicate to their staff they will inariably say 'I communicaste EVERYTHING' ...yet when I ask...
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Feeling drained and tired? Check the effect of the colours you are wearing
20 Aug 2012
We've all had the experience I'm sure when someone says 'Are you feeling OK - you don't look so well?' or the reverse - 'Wow you look fabulous today' ...
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5 jobs that are in danger of vanishing by 2017
13 Aug 2012
Just read an interesting article in the NZ Herald by Alanah Erkisen who predicts the following 5 positions to be gone by 2017: * Travel a...
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5 sound ways to seriously improve your sales results
13 Aug 2012
Most of my clients at the moment are asking for ways to improve their sales results - businesses are still hurting and are desperate for ways to STAY ...
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31 elephants trek 12 miles to pay respect. But how did they know???
12 Aug 2012
This came into my in-box - not sure where it originated but boy its worth passing on .... " HOW DID THEY KNOW? SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE...
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How to coach Abrasive Leaders!!
09 Aug 2012
We've all met one of those during our lives and careers. They are always right, don't listen, treat people like idiots etc etc. If you ar...
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Are you flogging a dead horse or planting seeds?
08 Aug 2012
Once a year I run a public workshop with an employment lawyer, teaching managers how to deal with less than fabulous performance. Normally the session...
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What is Entrepreneurial Leadership and do we really need it anyway?
08 Aug 2012
Leadership is such a massive topic - daily we read examples of terrible leadership (think Syria); and then again we read about extraordinary leadershi...
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Does affiliate marketing really work?
08 Aug 2012
I have a few affiliates of The Corporate Toolbox, and I'm an affiliate of a couple of things I think are worthwhile. Have I made my affiliates rich? H...
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If you were 'put in charge' of the world for just ONE day, what would you do to make a difference?
05 Aug 2012
I've had this blog sent to me - sadly there is no name to go with it - and it IS a NZ blog - but read it - says it all really, no matter whether you a...
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Why social media ISN'T the magic bullet for self published e-authors
02 Aug 2012
I thought long and hard about even blogging about this (the stats are pretty awful) - but my belief has always been - forewarned is forearmed. <...
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