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19 November 2014
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Meet Steve Wichett – Changing Lives And Businesses

Sitting in Steve Wichett’s office at Hampshire Workspace, with its comfy leather armchairs and view of Winchester Cathedral, seeing his twinkling smile, listening to his mellifluous voice, you feel relaxed. Steve is a leading management consultant and psychotherapist, and getting people to feel at ease is where his work begins. “I think of myself as helping […]


8 October 2014
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Unlimited Holidays Are Working for Branson

Richard Branson’s new book The Virgin Way reveals that his head office staff are allowed to take as much holiday as they like as often as they choose. This is quite a change from when I worked for him. Many years ago, when I was working as what we would now call an intern in […]


21 August 2014
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The 14 Processes Of Business Management

In 1966, Marvin Bower in his book The Will To Manage said that business management was made up of 14 processes. It’s hard to think of any improvement on this list of the things you need to do to facilitate your people doing their tasks Setting objectives Planning strategy Establishing goals Developing a company philosophy […]


31 July 2014
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Familiarity Breeds Content

When I moved house, I found the tap handle in the downstairs loo was loose. The reason was simple, it looks like the kind you pull up to turn on but in fact it uses a more traditional twist action. Clearly more than one heavy handed person had pulled it and eventually managed to break […]


22 February 2014
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What We Can Learn From Borgen’s Epigraphs

 Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen If you’re a fan of the Danish series Borgen, you will have noticed the quotations that appeared at the beginning of each episode. Perhaps, like us, you wondered about the people quoted and why they said what they did. You might also have questioned how good the […]