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Building a better future – people, planet and profit

The way we do business needs to change and we need leaders who are equipped with the right knowledge and tools to make a positive change. By being purpose-driven and behaving ‘ethically’ you will be able to help your business build customer loyalty, avoid legal problems and attract and retain talented employees. Having a greater …

Circular Economy and Ecologists

The Circular Economy is a growing trend for ecologists and environmental businesses. But how much thought have you given it within your business? Have you ever thought about leasing a car? What about a pair of jeans? There is a shift away from ownership of products to addressing the realisation of what you need an …

Why reading makes you a better (business) person

For business owners and managers, a continual pursuit of education and professional development is the key to sustainable growth. And one of the best ways to improve your skills and knowledge is to learn from the experiences of other successful individuals who have been in your shoes before. So, why does reading make you a …

Work smarter. Not harder.

Work smarter. Not harder. Improving business efficiency using “Parkinson’s Law”

Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian who wrote a satirical article in The Economist (1955), sharing his experience within the British Civil Service, and criticising the inefficient nature of bureaucracies. The first sentence he wrote in the article became the tagline for his famous law. “Work expands so as to fill the time available …

Confidence

Confidence in business?

When someone asks you to “put your confidence in them”, what response do you give? Is there a link between competence and confidence? Does it matter? We often see ‘confidence’ as a positive trait to have. A quick search on the internet and you will see there is a lot to be said on the …