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You Fall to the Level of Your Training

You Fall to the Level of Your Training

This article started with a podcast I recorded the other day.. Then my thinking went deeper.. Just imagine for a moment.. You and your partner have had a lovely meal down town.. You’re walking back to your car.. You’re walking towards the pay station in the car park.. No one else is around.. You already […]

The Real Role of Managers

The Real Role of Managers

As well as being a Lean Specialist I also run Japan Lean Experience industry benchmarking tours with Makoto, which have been running for more than a decade with over 200 tours. They are widely regarded as the number one Lean benchmarking tours in Japan. I’ve recently returned from a tour with a mix of diverse […]

Why speaking should form part of your business development strategy

Why speaking should form part of your business development strategy

In a previous life, I was working in the commercial fit-out industry which I felt was an aggressive, saturated game. When you throw in a depressed property market, it’s a challenging industry to navigate and find a competitive edge. Skip forward to today and as a successful keynote speaker and public speaking specialist, I’ve had […]

Who is in control of your life?

Who is in control of your life?

Managing priorities and establishing your personal vision  – How are you going? Have you ever done a self-audit on yourself and your life?  When was the last time you sat down and took the time to really think about yourself, you, yes YOU – who you are, and where do you want to be? What […]

Why teams must bond before they can build

Why teams must bond before they can build

Team building can bring out the best or the worst in a team. Have you ever sat back and looked around the office, board room, a hired venue, sports field or decorated-to-theme conference hall and wondered how some people can respond with such enthusiasm to a team-building day or event, while others act as though […]

What is the cost to your business when you ignore conflict?

What is the cost to your business when you ignore conflict?

What is the cost to your business when you ignore conflict? Conflict gets a bad rap and most people relate to it as something negative. The reality is that conflict is part of our daily life. It is inevitable and it can have a positive impact on the workplace but only if it is managed […]

The 4 Key Components of Quality Learning Materials

The 4 Key Components of Quality Learning Materials

This new online learning explosion; awesome, isn’t it? The ability to learn anything, at any time. A heavenly new combination of accessibility, few regulations, and an abundance of information – put all your IP online! Make everything digital! Get your induction procedure online! Throw a few quizzes in, and record yourself speaking for a few hours, […]

Using Statistics To Improve Safety

Using Statistics To Improve Safety

Safety is often touted by companies as their number one priority, but it is not an easy thing to improve and maintain. People, by their nature, have free will and are prone to making decisions or mistakes that affect their safety and the safety of others. People are also naturally prone to injury. After all, […]

Confessions of a 30 Year Change Agent Consultant

Confessions of a 30 Year Change Agent Consultant

GREAT FAILURES I HAVE MADE – LESSONS IN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT It’s now over 30 years since I entered this profession of consulting, conference speaking and business performance transformation. It’s time to come clean.. It’s not that I have been hiding this information, but, like many of the ideas that have suggested I change course or […]

Public Speaking and Mindset

Public Speaking and Mindset

“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.” – Adele For many of us, even exceptionally talented performers like Adele, just the thought of speaking in front […]

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