Analysis Paralysis

Analysis paralysis - it's that "magic" time where we over analyse a situation to the extent that we become paralysed and cannot take any action. Over-thinking a problem is not necessarily a good idea - especially in business! We toss all the pros and cons...

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Selfie Verses Service

‘Selfie’ verses Service?In the conference room, with 1000 passionate and caring people from around the world, the speaker wrote up these words on the flip-chart: "Selfie versus Service"...When I teach I  say, there may be one idea you take away from this...

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How Soon Can My Baby Write?

Most parents agree that you’re never too young for books. Some parents begin to read to their children as young as six months. However, the process of writing is a different ball game. When we think of writing, we tend to think of the child sitting at the...

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Inspiration

Influence, John Maxwell suggests, lies at the heart of leadership. Last week I wrote about the determined, directive sort of personality, outgoing and task-focused and observed that we often see leadership in terms of this type of person. But today I want to reflect...

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Get A Life. Just Get A Job!

Growing up as an Asian female in Malaysia, I was constantly told that I should study hard, get a job, save my money, get married, have kids and retire and live happily ever after ... and of course, have kids who will then repeat the cycle and they will...

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Good Company

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses." ~ Colin Powell   Have you been in good company lately? I have! I recently returned from 3 weeks away - and every day was in great company! "The...

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The Direct Type

The D personality type is typically direct and outgoing. But it’s important to remember that we are all a complex blend of characteristics, so while this blog focuses on the D type, we are not seeking to pace anyone in some sort of box.

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How to choose the right marketer for you?

Marketing is essential for all business and brands. You need a good marketer and a marketing strategy to help bring out the best of your brand/product/services to all your potential clients out there. However, there are so many professional marketers all around...

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Best Practice Is Not Always The Best Practice

Best practice is defined in the Cambridge dictionary as "a working method or set of working methods that is officially accepted as being the best to use in a particular business or industry, usually described formally and in detail."  By inference,...

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Beauty In Difference

  "There are so many kinds of beautiful." Last week I wrote to you from my friend Dorothy’s home in Arizona, Working Together for Good. Today I continue that adventure from the High Sierra in Southern Arizona, not far from the Mexican border.  As I...

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Homeschooling – First Steps

In my post on School Violence we looked at 3 factors to consider if parents are thinking of homeschooling their children: Is my child’s safety at risk in school? Is my child’s suited to homeschooling? Are YOU up to it? The last blog post – What Can I Do If...

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