Category Archives: Inspiration


“The Iron Lady” and the “My Way or the Highway Man”

If there was ever an example of two people that were so opposite in their positions whilst being so similar in so many ways,then we need only to think of Margaret Thatcher and Alex Ferguson. The mind boggles at the thought of having the two of them in the room at the same time. Two […]


Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

It is a sad day indeed and I don’t mean because Margaret Thatcher died today. Don’t get me wrong, my heart goes out to her family and I feel sad that such a great lady died. But I am really sad to read some of the pathetic hate comments on Facebook and other public mediums. […]


Making good use of Testimonials

I worked with two clients this month, planning the content for their conference, coaching them and assisting in the delivery. I got these two emails from them. Good morning Paul I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation for the work you did with us. It is rare to find someone who becomes so very […]


Presidential debate and Labor’s closing speech

A week of speeches and debates on both sides of the Atlantic, and very interesting indeed. In fact a few surprises. The Labor Leaders speech in United Kingdom was a surprise for his ability to speak for 90 minutes without autocue, notes or a teleprompter. Wow….quite impressive. He is not a charismatic man, and often […]



Sales Management at the Heart?

I read an article recently saying that “CEOs who put sales management at the heart of their agenda have captured astonishing growth — outstripping their peers by 50 to 80 percent in terms of revenue and profitability”. I was a little astonished at this. To me it is like saying, the person that puts organic […]



Dalai Lama’s 20 Rules for Life

Great advice and certainly something to think about….. 1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others and – Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you […]


Republicans don’t want any of them!

This is the story of the Businessman, the Religious Fundamentalist, the Politician and the Nationalist. Each has his own followers, and each has strong beliefs and believes he is the best man to lead his country. The problem is, the Party isn’t united over who they want. Truth is, none of them are appealing or […]


Being and Entrepreneur or Building a Business

I am seeing the word ‘Entrepreneur’ used a lot these days and in many cases it refers to people that are not Entrepreneurs at all. There is a lot of difference between someone that builds a business and an Entrepreneur. The trouble is, the word comes from french: 1875–80; < French: literally, one who undertakes […]