Archive for the ‘Economic Downturn’ Category

>What are you doing with your excess capacity?

 22nd June 2009 by gihan

>I was chatting to a friend about a workshop he attended years ago. At the time, he was a manager in one of Australia’s largest companies, which ran a management retreat to brainstorm ideas to increase profits without costing money.

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>Buy While It’s On Sale

 12th May 2009 by gihan


A few days ago, somebody on Facebook asked me to join the “I am not going to participate in the RECESSION” Facebook group. I understand their intent, but I think that’s just plain dumb.

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>Creative ways to beat the economic downturn

 9th May 2009 by gihan

>One of my clients, Ian Berry, sent this frank tweet yesterday to his network of followers:

Ian is right: It’s tough, inspiring and a time to be creative!

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If In Doubt, Do Something – Anything!

 30th April 2009 by gihan

I recently bought my six-year-old nephew Riley the book “Goha, The Wise Fool”, which we read together before he goes to bed. The main character Goha is an ordinary man who sometimes does clever things and sometimes does silly things.

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Sometimes It IS Just About the Wedding Dress

 20th April 2009 by gihan

I’ve seen some recent comments from speakers, trainers and consultants along the lines of:

“Companies that are cutting training budgets are shooting themselves in the foot.”

?Now is the time organisations most need More ...

>Some Habits are Worth Forming

 10th April 2009 by gihan

>David Beard, one of my clients, has just published an excellent book “If I’d only known I’d live this long …”. It’s an easy read, full of useful information, and beautifully laid out.

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How Good Is Your Second Serve?

 9th April 2009 by gihan

>On Saturday 31st January, a technical bug in Google caused it to block every Web site on the Internet. Google engineers scrambled to fix the problem, and it only affected users for about an hour. But for that More ...

Are You a Brain Surgeon or a Plastic Surgeon?

 7th April 2009 by gihan

Like many people, I’ve been hearing a lot of news about the economic downturn, global financial crisis … I think we’re even allowed to say “recession” now, aren’t we?

Most of it?s bad news, of course, because More ...

>How Will You Sell Differently Now?

 13th March 2009 by gihan


In a recent panel discussion I hosted about goal setting, Creel Price made the point that tough economic times present great opportunities More ...

>Let’s all participate in this recession!

 17th January 2009 by gihan

>OK, this is a deliberately provocative title, I know. But I wanted to be clear because I’m passionate about this topic.

I?ve heard a number of conversations among speakers who suggest we should ignore More ...