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5 traits of business owners that can make it difficult for them to be good managers

5 traits of business owners that can make it difficult for them to be good managers

As the owner of a business you must have some entrepreneurial spirit. But as your business grows and you employ people to drive your business forward it is important to understand that some of the traits that helped you to drive your new business forward are not necessarily the traits that will help you manage…

Return and Investment: A salutary lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Return and Investment: A salutary lesson in Emotional Intelligence

On Thursday I was hosting a seminar session at a local business expo. I generally enjoy doing this and I had been lucky enough to have been offered the opportunity by a good friend of mine. As I drove for the hour that it took me to get to the venue I went over the…

Avoiding the Abilene Paradox

Avoiding the Abilene Paradox

The Abilene Paradox was first put forward by JB Harvey in the mid-70’s. It says that a group of people can end up taking a course of action that none of them individually wants to take. It’s a paradox because it happens when people try and be nice to each other. It starts when someone…

Is your self-talk holding back your ability to innovate?

Is your self-talk holding back your ability to innovate?

We are taught from an early age to mind our language and be careful about the way we talk to other people but do you ever stop to think about how you talk to yourself? As children we become accustomed to phrases such as: Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t do that. Be careful………

Personal or Professional Development

Personal or Professional Development

In my last post I talked about the Business Owner Blind Spot and argued that personal development had to be an integral part of being a business owner. But the term personal development doesn’t sit well with many business people; to them it sits with the self-help books in Waterstones and WHSmith. Professional development is…

5 signs that you are in the Business Owner Blind-spot

5 signs that you are in the Business Owner Blind-spot

There are many reasons why people start their own business: The entrepreneurial spirit, the desire to make a difference, the dislike of working for someone else. There are probably as many reasons as there are business owners. As business owners there are common traits that you all possess. Some, but not all, are self-belief, determination,…

15 years of revolution

15 years of revolution

I was talking with some friends last week and we were asking; just how long is it since the internet started to really impact on our professional lives? After a bit of toing and froing we decided about 15 years, most of us pinpointed 1998 as the year we started to notice it. As none…

Why positive thinking is not enough

Why positive thinking is not enough

I have always had an issue with those who proclaim positive thinking to be the answer to all problems. My point is this. It is not enough to think “positive” it actually has to be a way of being. To illustrate this unfortunately I am going to use a personal, real life example. This is…

Mastery and Commitment

Mastery and Commitment

Last Sunday English golfer Justin Rose lifted the US Open golf trophy after an enthralling show of skill under pressure. His story is worth spending a little time to get to know. He came to prominence in 1998 when as an amateur, 18yr old he came 4th in the British Open. Because of this high…

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