Be Inauthentic

This is a worthwhile thing to spend 20 minutes watching. A man called Mark Bowden giving a talk at TEDx Toronto in 2013. I suppose there are lots of resources on the internet and in the bookshops about body language, but Marks talk is excellent and entertaining. It explains why you need people on your side in the first place. If you ever have to give a talk or present something or convince someone, this will help you.
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Company Culture

Whatever your business is at some point it involves human beings. Making sure that they are happy and into what you do is key to being very successful. You can tick along without thinking (or caring) about the culture in your organisation but any time and effort saved will likely cost you in other ways. Recruitment, retention and managing the quality of your employees will all become more difficult if they just feel like they have "a job". If you
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The South West

Not long back from a weeks holiday in the South West. I really do like that area of England, there's something about the power of the sea and how the beaches look. I have a longer-term aim to move there as soon as is practical. I mean What better than to own a boat floating in the harbour. On the way to the coast we spent a couple of nights in Dartmoor which was equally splendid and a very wild
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VW T4 for Sale

It is with some reluctance that I put my van up for sale! I won't be too sad if no-one wants to buy it! It's the right one; A late model T4 2.5TDi and it's only done 74,500 miles. First registered in 2003 it is in excellent condition. It is a rare (VW OEM) colour called Scarab Green and it looks the business. Loads of service history, mechanic-owned prior to me and I've done oil services every 5-6K
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Making Decisions Under Pressure

This fantastic write-up of the nightmare situation a lobster fisherman found himself in has lots of lessons in it. A Spec in the Sea - New York Times I sent it out to my engineering team over the weekend to read and asked them what they thought about it. There are loads of lessons here that apply to any high-impact time-critical situation. The things he did really well were; staying calm, remembering all the traditional advice on what to do,
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