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How to decide

Posted on June 13, 2017

Imagine polling your colleagues to determine what you personally will have for lunch. What about dictating to your neighbours how they should vote? Seems ridiculous right? Yet as silly as that sounds we can get into a decision making rut. Using the same approach for all decisions. When you consider the range of decisions we […]

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5 Ways To Be Strategic with Data

Posted on June 6, 2017

Big data, metrics, indicators and statistics are the words we use to describe how we measure success in business.  We look to the information we gather from surveys, buying habits and online activity to name a few resources, to indicate preferences, trends and opportunities.  They provide great building blocks for effective marketing campaigns but I […]

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Getting the angle right, your personal brand photo

Posted on May 16, 2017

  I was thinking about pictures the other day, pictures of scones to be precise and wondering how I wanted to set the scene for them. What props would work, what lighting would be good, how would I convey quality? It struck me that I was more worried about how the food would look than […]

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5 Lessons on Advocating with Social Media

Posted on May 3, 2017

I initially wrote this post back in 2013, but a number of factors made me think it was worth another look. The election of Donald Trump and his love of Twitter The creation of “alternate facts” Concerns about fake news and Facebook’s algorithms If you’re wondering about the last point, then consider that your newsfeed […]

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Problem Solving 101 – How to Solve Problems

Posted on April 5, 2017

  Ever notice how easy it is to solve other people’s problems? When presented with someone else’s conundrum it can be easy to assess the possibilities, look at what might work and develop solutions. To the person who owns the challenge, our proposed solutions may seem innovative, creative, and perhaps even ingenious. “How did you come up […]

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Twas The Night Before Christmas, I Was Thinking About My Blog

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Hello everyone, I’ll ask you all to pardon me for the absence of elegance in this post, but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist this idea once it had slipped into my head. I wish you all the very best of the season and thank you for making this last year such a special one for […]

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Body Language – Managing You, So You Can Deliver Your Message – PART 2

Your body can give away secrets you’d never dream of sharing, so when going into a meeting or presentation, take the time to note your body language and the body language of those around you.  Even if you are presenting to a large gathering, you can get a sense of the room based on the […]

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Leading with Heart

Perhaps in a time when online personas and personal branding are the norms, it’s not surprising that we would also see the emergence of a concept that is essentially grounded in being true to ourselves.

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How Do You Know You’re Not Producing Crap?

Posted on August 31, 2016

What would you do if you found out that your best practices had become your worst practices? Would you stop doing them? Most of us would probably say yes, but its not that easy is it? If we could stop when we recognized that something was a bad idea, then we would have far fewer smokers, […]

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We Are Built For Change

Posted on August 25, 2016
We Are Built For Change

When you work in the health sector, you know that something new is always around the corner.  When you do communications in the health sector, you’d be lucky to get to the corner without something changing. Change is not just inevitable, it happens faster all the time, we do not walk forward, we leap. At […]

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