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Stuart gets the sack

What a bizarre, and ultimately swift exit! Stuart Baggs, “the Brand” gets short shrift from Lord Sugar in the semi-final of 2010 Apprentice. But the odd thing is, we have had weeks and (seemingly endless) weeks of Stuart’s assent, culminating … Continue reading

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What happens when you “lose it”?

“Throwing your toys out of the pram” happens to most of us a some point. But if you are a high-profile figure, or have significant influence over the lives of others, for example a teacher or politician, then the consequences … Continue reading

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Are the Apprentice girls growing up?

Last night’s episode had a really good task: to buy at best price, ten obscure items. Problem was, no-one knew how to find out. Remember the Yellow Pages before the days of the internet? Well, it’s fair to say both teams … Continue reading

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With regret, you’re fired!

An MD I used to work with, told me once that he’d never had a bad sacking. By this he meant that those employees he had had to part company with, had accepted it was the right thing to do, … Continue reading

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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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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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