I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” In this article I start to question the predominant ethos of reward based Motivation and start to explore the idea that “If you use carrots and sticks, you’ll end up with donkeys.”
On the surface it makes complete sense that if you reward […]
Business mentoring can be a powerful experience for both mentor and mentee, but needs real commitment from both parties if it is going to succeed. This short guide from SMF (Sainsbury Management Fellows) should help you decide whether mentoring is right for you.
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We’re just 2 months into 2013, and by now most people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions – no matter what they were!
Believe it or not, for around 60% of people this is the second, third, or even the fourth year in a row, that they’ve given up on the same goal!
And it’s […]
Have you set your goals for 2013 yet?
If you’re serious about producing the results, here are three easy to apply tips that I guarantee will dramatically increase your chances of success.
(Although my examples use a simple personal goal, these tips are every bit as effective with more complex work or business goals.)
1. Be specific
When you […]
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I’m launching a new project, working with young unemployed people to give them the opportunity of having real, sustainable jobs and living the life they choose, rather than the one they feel they been handed, and I need your help….
Creating New Tomorrows is an attitude development programme for young unemployed people, designed to engage, inspire […]
We are stuck in a loop with no (apparent) way out.
The loop is created by a “formula” that we’ve been brought up to believe is true, and which we’ve been taught all our lives by our parents, schools, employers, and society.
Even if we question its veracity, it is so prevalent across the world that it […]
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