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Invest in team training & watch your profit grow

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know… over 40% of potential employees say that they look for the development opportunities within a business when they’re deciding where they want to work. (Udemy) Every successful entrepreneur recognises that training and development isn’t just a tool to keep people sweet – it’s

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How to map your Employee Journey for maximum Business Benefit.

Did you know that over 40% of employees say that they look for the opportunity to be developed when deciding where they want to work. (Udemy) Successful entrepreneurs recognise that training and development is not just a tool to keep people sweet but an essential investment in their business growth. They

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Follow the 3 Golden Rules to Hire Well

Right now as business owners, we’re all assessing and re-assessing key elements of our operation – from our business model to our marketing, from our team to our own role in the day to day. We’re thinking about what we’ve missed during lockdown, and what we’ve loved, and wondering if

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Follow the 3 Golden Rules to Hire Well

Right now as business owners, we’re all assessing and re-assessing key elements of our operation – from our business model to our marketing, from our team to our own role in the day to day. We’re thinking about what we’ve missed during lockdown, and what we’ve loved, and wondering if

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A Brave New World or back to the Rat Race?

Like everyone else, I’m wondering what will happen after lockdown, what’s going to have changed for good, and what’s going to go back to business as usual? And how quickly? Will the milkman, the village shop, the local butcher still get our trade? Maybe we’ve supported them to avoid the crowds

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How to receive feedback

Are you open to feedback – from your team, from clients, from those nearest and dearest to you? Do you recognise that you don’t have all the answers? That you don’t always get things right? That, just like your team, you can learn something new, and improve your performance, every

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Is Your Why Big Enough?

Have you decided what your goal is for lockdown? Do something transformational in these precious weeks and months, and reap the benefits for years to come. I’m sure that for many of us the lockdown period has been a chance to rethink what’s really important, and to reset our goals

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Time to protect your own headspace

What do you want to achieve in the next few months? Have you set your self goals? Are you really focused on what you’re going to get done, and how? Something really struck me this week, and I feel the need to share it with you. I want to talk

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Suffering through lack of systems?

I took a bit of stick this week for writing a post suggesting that we all use the current situation as an opportunity to do something positive – to create something – to do something that you’ve been talking about doing, but have never quite got round to. I suggested

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A Top Tip to Improve Employee Engagement

When I start working with a new client I always spend some time talking to each of their team members individually to discover: What they love about their work What they find frustrating What aspirations they have What blocks them from giving great service to their customers What one thing

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How to Create a Great Business Culture

Job turnover in an organisation with positive company culture is around 14%, compared to turnover in low company cultures at almost 50% In last week’s blog I wrote about digging deep to find your true core values. Having defined them, it’s important to live them consistently, because from these behaviours

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How to Define your True Core Values and why they Matter

People talk about values a lot. But I think often they don’t really understand what they are and why they’re important. There may be a list of your business values up on the wall where you work. But what are they really all about? The word value comes originally from the

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Leader? Manager? or Hybrid?

Leader? Manager? or Hybrid? The challenge for the small business owner (and yes, the photo is a long shot – A Labradoodle ‘hybrid’ – but who doesn’t love the odd dog picture?!) “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is

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Management according to Vera

I love Vera. I love her complex character played by the great Brenda Blethyn, the people in her CID team and of course gorgeous Durham and Northumberland. And the storylines are just perfect Sunday night viewing, for me anyway. Whereas she has got some great qualities as a leader (more

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A Little Word that Helps you Get What you Want

Much as I love the words ‘please’, ‘thankyou’ and ‘sorry’, there’s another word out there that can make a big difference. It’s a principle of human behaviour that if you’re asking for a favour, you’ll be more successful if you give the reason why. If you’re asking people to do

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Sprinkle some Pixie Dust -it’s magic!

I don’t know about you but I love posts you see on social media about businesses going the extra mile for their customers. Delighting the Customer, going the extra mile, or as I heard it referred to as, Sprinkling the Pixie Dust, costs businesses very little but the repercussions, the return

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Maximise your day with Success Habits

Your daily routine is the key to your personal productivity and effectiveness. It should be crammed full of habits that will maximise your focus and efficiency, and move you closer to achieving your big vision. If you’ve already sorted your to do list into, ‘ditch delegate or do’ then you’ll

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2 Proven Strategies for Priorities and Focus

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.” Zig Ziglar In a recent blog I asked you to look at your to do list and sieve it into Ditch Delegate or Do. So now you have a new to do list which reflects those

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6 Habits to Maximise your Personal Productivity

So, you have a Big Vision that gives you goosebumps and it’s plastered on your wall in huge letters. You’ve started to plan with your team about how together you’ll make that Vision a reality. And you’re all buzzing about the future and cracking on. Great stuff! I can feel the energy

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6 Simple Steps to get past Overwhelm

Over the past few years I’ve talked to a lot of business owners who are struggling with how much they have to get done, and let’s face it, us business owners have a lot of ‘stuff’ to do. So much stuff and all of it urgent. A bulging inbox controlling our

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How to Choose a Mentor who is right for YOU

One of my favourite films is ‘A Few Good Men’ set in the US military. Tom Cruise, a lawyer, asks a soldier, “How do you know where to go for meals; it’s not in the manual?” “Well,” the soldier replies, “I guess I just follow the crowd at chow time.”

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Marianne Page

‘Marianne is the author of four books and is currently working on her fifth whilst regularly writing her blog, we hope you enjoy it :)

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