Motivation

One Decade On – A World Apart in Communication

Posted by Deborah | July 6th, 2015 | No responses

One of the greatest things about our advances in communication and connectivity, is our ability to ‘know everything instantly’. If I want to reach a customer, be on top of industry comment, see the very latest headlines, or even just get a picture of my niece winning her first sports […]

Pass me the Lycra: Reasons Cyclists Make Good Business Types

Posted by Deborah | May 13th, 2015 | No responses

Call it the Wiggins effect, but there are an awful lot of us taking to our bikes these days – and we don’t just share the love of lycra and glow of fresh air in common! Among those I cycle with or know, there’s a great deal of strategists, advisors, […]

You Wanted It….Now Use It

Posted by Deborah | May 7th, 2015 | No responses

As if work life isn’t busy enough. Your in-tray is stacked, we’re on a short working week because of the Bank Holiday, and who in their right mind wants to haul themselves along to a community centre or a primary school on a midweek day to put a tick in […]

Why Bank Holidays Were Made for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Deborah | May 1st, 2015 | No responses

There are lots of reasons to feel good about the British Springtime. For one, the days are getting longer and it’s the end to that depressing commute in the dark. For another – well, it brings us a run of bank holidays and therefore extended weekends to enjoy downtime with […]

Rejection, Failure, Disappointment, Disaster….Why these could be great for your business

Posted by Deborah | March 26th, 2015 | No responses

We’ve finally heard the verdict on Jeremy Clarkson, and speculation is already rife as to what will ‘become’ of the BBC presenter. Will his career hit an unstoppable decline? Will all hope of future broadcast opportunities disappear in a puff of smoke? Or will this apparent ‘negative PR’ incident actually […]

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Big Bang or Slow, Steady?…It’s all in the Pace

Posted by Deborah | July 23rd, 2014 | No responses

Remember that story about the hare and the tortoise? There can’t be many of us who haven’t had that childhood tale told to us in one context or other during our early years. It has struck me many a time in the formulating of PR and marketing strategies, that we often […]

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In business and in life, it’s your race and yours alone

Posted by Deborah | May 20th, 2014 | No responses

I’m sat writing this latest column a matter of hours after completing what has to be one of the best 10k round-the-town races in the country. The Woodbridge 10k may be demanding (who knew a county as flat as Suffolk could have so many inclines?) but the residents and businesses […]

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Five lessons Stephen Sutton could teach us in business

Posted by Deborah | May 14th, 2014 | 2 Responses

We were all touched by the incredible spirit and determination which kept Stephen Sutton campaigning in his final months whilst fighting cancer. It struck me that there’s an awful lot we business owners, team leaders and ambitious career climbers can learn from his behaviour. 1. If you’ve something to say, […]