business

Make the most of your summer 

By |August 8th, 2018|

Summer is probably my favourite time of the year. Most businesses and corporate organisations wind down activities and educational institutions take a well-deserved break. As a small business owner or team leader, it is certainly a good time to take a restful vacation and allow automated processes you have hopefully put into place keep your business or […]

Surviving Winter

By |April 14th, 2018|

I don’t like winter. I don’t like the cold, dreary days or the fact that the sun is barely out before it disappears again behind the horizon so that night time seems to last forever. I don’t like the barrenness that accompanies this season (clearly this is my personal opinion but I am […]

How resilient are you?

By |November 8th, 2017|

Last month I had the privilege of running a workshop for doctors training to become General Practitioners. It was great fun and while I was the trainer/facilitator, I learned an awful lot about what it was like to walk in their shoes. We touched on various topics including time management and team working and we […]

Get ready, set, go!

By |December 4th, 2016|

It’s that time of year again! Whether you love Christmas or hate it or are ambivalent towards it, it is one season that you cannot help but notice one way or the other. From the Christmas adverts on television that get more and more outlandish every year, the shop arrangements that are decidedly festive and perhaps over the top, the presents that you inevitably have to think about (giving or getting), or the relatives (welcome and unwelcome) you are going to seeing sometime during the holidays– Christmas is by far the most talked about holiday of the year. […]

Why it’s just not true

By |October 28th, 2016|

Recently I was asked to run a workshop for a group of GP trainees at a local hospital. We looked at topics like stress management, building resilience and working as part of a team. I had a blast doing this (and I think the delegates did as well) because I love investing in people and […]

I know this works because I have tried it

By |August 13th, 2016|

If you have ever wondered why large successful companies have a board of directors this is one of the reasons why.  The company is more likely to succeed when you bring together a group of people who have common goals or a common vision together, their combined wisdom, experience and energy leads to new ideas […]

If it ain’t broke perhaps its time to break it

By |May 27th, 2016|

A couple of years ago, I came across a book with a title just like the one I have used for this blog and being the kind of person that likes a bit of controversy every now and again, I couldn’t resist buying it so that I could see what it was all about.   It was a good read and more importantly, gave me plenty to think about. Change is inevitable, but the best types of change are the ones that we initiate. […]

My greatest challenge

By |May 9th, 2016|

It may come as a surprise to you, but my greatest challenge as a business owner is staying motivated. When you are your own boss, the responsibility of keeping your enthusiasm (and that of your team) at an all time high rests solely upon you. And sometimes, it just isn’t an easy thing to do. […]

What do you see?

By |April 20th, 2016|

It may seem like a simple question at face value. It is a question that is however not about what you can currently see with your physical eyes but rather about what you see when you look into your future. This is not often something we like to do for various reasons, one of which is the fear that we may be disappointed if we don’t get what we go after. Or perhaps you may not like where you are headed but at the same time you feel somewhat powerless to change your course. Or could it be that you are just too busy dealing with the daily grind to spare the time it will take to consider where you are heading. […]

What I have learned about growth

By |February 6th, 2016|

When my daughter was younger she got to a point where she felt that she had reached the height she wanted to be for the rest of her life and didn’t want to grow any taller. It was really funny because I knew that she couldn’t do very much about whether she grew any more or not, as genes and nutrition would determine her final height rather than her desire. […]