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Girls win in the battle of the sexes in the classroom
01 Aug 2012
No surprise really - I have a son and a daughter and three grand-daughters and four grand-sons. The girls are brighter earlier; mostly learn faster - ...
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Closing in on retirement? Check these 13 mistakes 55-65 year olds make before they retire
01 Aug 2012
Oh dear - wish I'd read this when I was 45!! Check the first 5: Retiring too soon. (Me - I never want to retire) Spending to...
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What banks know and do that YOU can do in YOUIR business
01 Aug 2012
I don't think banks have a great reputation right now - in fact I'd say their reputations are probably even lower than used car salespeope! <br ...
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Thinking of venturing out into the job market? Check out these tips on job market trends
31 Jul 2012
If you are in a job that bores you to tears, or if you have been a victim of the great downsizing of the past few years and want to get back on the bu...
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Do you want to know how to 'negotiate' success?
31 Jul 2012
I'm a huge fan of Dragon's Den - I love to watch the presentation skills of the various people (or not). What comes out of those presentations for me,...
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Need to energise your staff? Check out these 3 recorded training webinars
30 Jul 2012
We've been running monthly webinars for several years now, and I've always felt it was a shame not to share them with a wider audience - so this is yo...
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What is wrong with British Unions? What on earth are they thinking?
27 Jul 2012
I left Britain in the early 70's cause I'd had an absolute gutsful of British unions. In those days we'd had the miner's strike (during Winter) (we we...
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The Power of 10 - what is happening in the global conference sector
27 Jul 2012
I speak at conferences, and of course over the last few years attendance has drolpped considerably (though quietly here in NZ the numbers are starting...
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Send in the clowns. One woman's quest to bring hope to children in Russian orphanages
27 Jul 2012
Pat Armisted is such an amazing woman. Her long term partner left her, her bisiness collapsed and she lost her home.....all within a short space of ti...
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You don't have a cash flow problem, you have a 'not selling' enough problem
17 Jul 2012
I hope Marcus Cauchi doesn't mind me sharing the story of the da...
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Is the conference/meeting industry dead? Check this research
17 Jul 2012
I speak at conferences on a regular basis and have noticed the numbers of attendees dropping. Several reasons I expect: * The financial c...
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Why training 'sucks' sometimes!
12 Jul 2012
Training is always an interesting topic - some businesses invest heavily in training their staff, others think it a waste of money. And t...
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Thinking of investing in some Human Resources software??
12 Jul 2012
As an HR consultant I am always impressed with businesses who are willing to invest in their people; there are some amazing programmes now where every...
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Could we start a Human 'Responsibilities' Commission??
12 Jul 2012
There are some 'human rights' I'm in full agreement with - but I've just been watching the British 'coppers' show and am appalled at these drunken lou...
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Is your middle aged brain of any value in these nanosecond times?
10 Jul 2012
Are us oldies past our 'use by date'? Are we too slow and too fearful of change? I personally don't think so - but then I'm probably bias...
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Do you really need more Twitter followers?
10 Jul 2012
I'll be honest, I don't really 'do' Twitter. I have a few things auto linked to my account, but that's it really. So I'm always interested in 'thought...
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How do you know which project management software is the best?
10 Jul 2012
There is so much 'stuff' out there. Finding your way throughthe minefield of 'promises' can be a very time consuming and costly exercise. ...
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Is too much business training like bad, one night stand sex?
09 Jul 2012
I had such a chuckle when I read this title, I just had to read on. http://www.thecorporatetoolbox.com/articles/why_too_much_business_trainin...
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How do you tell someone they have body odour?
09 Jul 2012
As an ex personnel manager and HR manager, I was asked numerous times by managers to deal with this really sensitive issue. I always coached them to t...
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Are savers and investors still getting it wrong?
09 Jul 2012
So many people have been burned over the last few years, investing in a variety of supposedly trustworthy schemes. And yet if you put your monty in th...
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