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The business habits that will set you up for success in 2017

February and March are make-or-break months for all those New Year's resolutions you made in order to stay on top of the little things in 2017. However,...

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How to change your mindset and get better at the things you care about

Hard work is not a foreign concept for many SME owners, but there's nothing worse than devoting time and energy into performing at a...

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When your mentor falls off the pedestal you had them on

Last year I wrote a blog sharing what I thought were the three key things to look for in an awesome mentor. I went...

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Do you make these four common mistakes when giving a presentation?

Often people with subject matter expertise have great difficulty in presenting to a group, even though with friends they may be upbeat and entertaining....
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How to find yourself a mentor in 2017

On the first day of 2017 I shared a quote that says: “If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send...
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Simple rituals can help you ace tricky work tasks: Research

If you usually scoff at team-building tasks and visualisations, listen up: researchers at Harvard University have found evidence that performing rituals before stressful events...
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Make a killer first impression with a few simple words, says this company founder

Whether it's drinks with clients or a critical meeting with a potential investor, if you're in business, interacting with strangers is part of the program. If...
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Try this one way to say “no” that’s scientifically proven to be more effective

The start of a new year is often associated with a number of tasks, meetings, and important decisions for business owners. Perhaps you're considering hiring...
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Top tips for speaking in public from someone who’s given more than 1000 presentations in their career

Mapping out a plan for a speech or presentation before you deliver it will greatly improve your chances of landing a client, motivating your...
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Growth mindset: How to bring your best self back to work in 2017

As we return to work from the bliss of family time, luscious beach retreats and unadulterated relaxation, it’s the perfect time to consider what...
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