A Wonderful Vignette to Ring in 2013

At this time of year I can think of nothing better than to share this thoroughly uplifting You Tube vignette with you. May 2013 be filled with peace and prosperity for you. Enjoy the experience! [Read more...]

What to Look for when Hiring a Global Leader

So you want to hire that ‘stand out’ candidate who will achieve miraculous results for you and leave a lasting legacy which people young and old will be talking about for years to come.

Someone who is not only instantly recognisable but almost iconic in what they stand for and what they represent. Someone so inspirational that they  can gather an amazing team of selfless workers around them, totally committed to the cause, who will put in twelve months of selfless work involving meticulous planning and preparation so that their leader can deliver that knock-out performance in the one huge global event of the year. An event which just has to succeed because there will be no second chances to get it ‘right on the night.’ [Read more...]

The Loss of Innocence

This weekend I was sitting at my computer getting ready to share with you my latest offering, when I opened my browser and was gutted to discover the latest news. As a parent of a six year old and a nine year old myself this has touched me deeply… [Read more...]

What drives the Ultimate Entrepreneur? – profiling Sir Richard Branson

Have you ever wondered what drives a successful entrepreneur? I have often been asked that question by business people wishing to discover what are the distinctive patterns of motivation that they should look for in themselves and others with regard to business start ups. Thanks to a recent YouTube link I received courtesy of Marie Forleo, the inspiring CEO of ‘Rich, Happy and Hot’, I had the opportunity to watch an in-depth interview recorded on site at Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, when he answered questions about his life as an entrepreneur and initiator of over 300 businesses under the Virgin megabrand.  Here’s what I discovered… [Read more...]

The Power of Words – A Tribute to One of a Kind

Words make a difference. And last week we witnessed the passing of a man who built his life around motivating and inspiring millions through the words he chose and the simple homilies he shared in his unique ‘down-home’ style of delivery. One of my favourite pieces of advice attributed to this man is this… “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” [Read more...]