Your Success Right Now (Issue 1)

By Darshan Shanti

If success has eluded you if you cant seem to break the code, figure out how they do it and make yourself into the success you know you can be, then what I want you to do is read this very carefully.You see, there really is no secret to success. There is no trick.Success is not an accident, nor is it a matter of luck.And if anyone tells you otherwise, I suggest you run the ot

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Creativity Booster: Time & Space

By Jonathan Halls

Life these days seems just too hectic.And we dont allow ourselves time to dream.We face deadlines, taking kids to sports matches or music lessons, traveling to work or simply having to take work home.Taking time out for silence and space can do your mind wonders.The ideas and thoughts that are bumping around at the back of your mind do not have the chance to bubble up to the fro

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Intelligent Time Management

By Jonathan Halls

Youre half-way through leading a performance review with one of your staff and its time to bring up the T problem. Time management.John, you start, Ive noticed youre pulling longer hours than Tracey. John shifts in his chair. Youve been given the same amount of work. And youre great at what you do. I just dont understand why its taking so long.

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Leading Innovation: Impact of Your Behavior

By Jonathan Halls

If you want to lead a creative organization, managing your behavior is crucial.No matter how inspired your staff is to innovate, you need to show it is a priority. If you dont, your people will quickly lose interest and focus their creativity elsewhere.There are several ways to show which include communicating your vision. However, one thats often forgotten is your behavior.Whe

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Innovation: Do Your Staff Trust You?

By Jonathan Halls

Innovation and trust go hand in hand in innovative organizations. Without trust, youll be struggling to create an innovative culture.If you expect your employees to follow your example and create innovative organization, they need to trust you. Can they?Based on your past record do they have reason not to trust you?Building trust in an organization is of course a two-way issue. Y

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Workplace Innovation: Impact of Your Environment

By Jonathan Halls

Workplace innovation is heavily influenced by your organizational environment. Organizations become highly innovative when employees have the freedom to be creative and develop new ideas, products, services and ways of doing work.Organizations also produce innovation when staff are clear about the vision they are working toward and have the autonomy to make decisions based on achieving that v

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Don't Waste Your Money on Training

By Jonathan Halls

A friend recently attended a cross-cultural communication workshop. The trainer had twenty plus years working around the world and a very impressive resume.But at the end of the week, my friend explained to me she wasnt sure what the skills of cross cultural communication were. Are there principles or rules that I can apply? she asked me.I asked to see the learning outcomes or

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THE TROLL UNDER THE BRIDGE

By Patrick Astre

THE TROLL UNDER THE BRIDGEIn the age of the internet a troll is someone who posts inflammatory or insulting comments on a blog or website. But the legendary description of a troll is a grotesque and dangerous supernatural creature that hides under a bridge waiting to pounce on hapless travelers. Being a fan of horror movies, I like the second definition better. But this is a financial co

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IT'S NOT WHAT YOU (OR YOUR BUSINESS) MAKES THAT COUNTS...ITS WHAT YOU GET TO KEEP.

By Patrick Astre

Its Not What Your Business Makes That Counts Its What You Get To Keep!By Patrick AstreThe hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.-Albert EinsteinThere are two things in life you dont want to watch closely as theyre made; the first is sausages, the second is tax laws. While death and taxes are inevitable, death doesnt get worse every time

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THE RETURN OF PROSPERITY - PART TWO

By Patrick Astre

The Return of Prosperity A Two Part Series.Part Two: The good signsAnd the darkest hourIs just before dawnDedicated to the one I love By the Shirelles in the fifties and the Mommas & the Poppas in the sixties If you just read the headlines or watch CNN and other mainstream medial, you may well believe the economy has stalled, global credit markets are frozen and were he

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