In a recent UK survey supervisors were asked to rank the importance of 10 motivators for their employees. The employees were then asked to rank the same 10 motivators in order of what was important to them. Here’s what the survey found:- It looks like there’s a big difference between what the employees think and […]

For many years advocates of positive thinking have preached a simple message: thought precedes action, so if we want to become more successful, the first thing we need to do is change the way we think. We’re told that we can do this by changing what we say to ourselves when talking to ourselves (so-called […]

There’s a lot of noise around these days about focusing on your Core Customer. We’re told that all businesses should stop trying to be all things to all people and target a specific customer segment that’s big enough to deliver the sales we need, but not too big. To an extent this message is not […]

Image credit to The Science of Marginal Gains One of the more amusing stories to come out of the London Olympics was a comment by Isabelle Gautheron, the boss of the French cycling team, that the British “were supposed to be using the same wheels the French team, but they couldn’t be because the […]

In my work with SMEs there’s one challenge that comes time and time again and it’s this: The business owner would like to grow the business But they are already working far too many hours So in order to grow, they need to employee more people But they can’t afford to do that because there […]

I’ve just got back from a trip to India with friends from my meditation group. We were staying at Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rikikesh and on the last day of our visit we were granted a private audience with the spiritual leader of the ashram, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj (aka “Swamiji”).  This was […]

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