November Strategy – Breathe & Connect

November, the last month of the year, is upon us.  Yes, I know that November’s not really the last month of the year….but my goodness, sometimes it feels like it!!  It’s certainly the last month of full production and any kind of linear structure recognisable as a full month and, regardless of your industry, December…

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Ending the Year Strong

October is always a great time of the year to reassess and refocus.  The time remaining in the current year is short and elusive.  Energy is flagging at the exact time we realise we need to push, and the oncoming year is starting to broach the horizon.  This year is no different to any other,…

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Planning Where 2022 Will Take You

The first month of 2022 is behind us and it feels like it’s going at a rate of knots.  The rate of change and replanning of the past two years looks set to pervade this year too, asking us to reinvent our plans or lay them off multiple times over its course.  Change is a…

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Time to Check Your Track and Recalibrate

The end of May seems to be rushing towards us at a rapid rate of knots, and the end of the second quarter of 2019 is now more relevant than the first!  Time goes quickly when you’re having fun.  Wink, wink; raised eyebrow.  “Fun?!”, you say? We’re far enough through the year to have encountered…

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Shake Your Head, Your Eyes Are Stuck

“Shake your head, your eyes are stuck” was the family comment made whenever I got that glazed, over-tired look or fixated on something for too long.  It’s what my Mother would describe as “staring into middle distance”.  We’ve all experienced it – those moments where you zone out for a bit because your brain needs…

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Maintaining The Big Picture

(You’ll need your metaphor thinking caps on for this one!) As a pilot, maintaining The Big Picture means simultaneously taking in many different layers of information about your surroundings, evaluating the possible meaning of that information and then using that information to judge future actions.  Otherwise known as Situational Awareness, maintaining The Big Picture is…

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3 Great Q4 Questions To Ask

Here it is!  It’s here!  The first day of Q4 – the last quarter of 2018.  It sneaks in like any other Monday….and before you know it, it’ll be Friday again.  And then November.  And then we’ll be talking about that illusive December shutdown that promises to punctuate the end of the year and give…

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Are You Taking Your Team With You This Year?

We’re coming to the end of the first week of the year.  What….?  Yup.  January 2018 is upon us and threatens to run off like a herd of wild horses dragging us by the ankle unless we can get a hold of the reigns!  I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for this year. …

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Communicating to Connect – Derailing the December Dis-ease

When we talk about making connections in business, we generally mean “networking” – a term that’s grown to mean that we form bonds with others with the idea that we’ll help each other along a certain path depending on the skills, knowledge and extended connections each person brings to the table. Within the realm of…

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