Category Archives: Confidential advice

Can you tell what I am thinking?

Just by looking at me? Or can we be sure our assumptions about a person’s intentions are correct? Like Sherlock Holmes we have brains that get us from A to Z very quickly, and the journey via B, C D etc … Continue reading

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How close is a big firm to failing?

The bigger you are the harder you fall, or so I was told. Having worked in the Big Four, I can confirm that they are very worried about falling over. And it’s no surprise either. When Arthur Andersen collapsed a … Continue reading

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Is busy-ness the enemy of invention?

What stops us developing new ideas? What stops us working on our heart’s desire, our latent talent, our real passion? “I’m just too busy right now”. “Working too hard”. “Maybe next year, when I have finished my A levels, my … Continue reading

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Are we logical?

Do we act rationally in business: Sometimes, always or never? Experience shows we act far from logically in business. For example, if people are our greatest asset, especially in the service sector, why do we handle them so poorly? One possible … Continue reading

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Is there an upside to disaster?

No.  A catastrophe is a catastrophe… but… Massive life events, be they personal or corporate, such as a relationship ending or a business failing, do have consequences. These consequences force change. There is nothing nice about it. But change can … Continue reading

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You sound just like your father?

Speaking as a father, I’ve discovered this is not always said as a compliment! Are we like our parents? Er yes, and like our siblings and other influential people in our lives. A former boss, or a good friend; we … Continue reading

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Is forgiveness possible at work?

“I can never forgive him for what he/she did.” Is forgiveness possible in the work place? Is it desirable even? One thing is certain, I can’t make him forgive me. Neither can I make someone apologise for what they have … Continue reading

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