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Storm Eunice.

Storm Eunice.

Eunice’s blows were both powerful and anticipated, yet specific consequences cannot be predicted. Which trees will stand and which fall can never be known accurately in advance.

The same can be said for running a business.

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The Star.

The Star.

It was a chance encounter. I had been walking with a friend and we had decided to have a pub lunch together.

What we found was a fabulous establishment with a menu that promised an extraordinary lunch.

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Intentional Mastery

Intentional Mastery

I started writing. Words became sentences, sentences became paragraphs and paragraphs became chapters. Towards the end of the two years I had something approaching 50,000 words, just a rough draft.

Much more than that though, I had two years’ worth of thinking, of developing the thinking and garnering (and testing) insights.

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Soft Skills Hard Results by Anne Taylor

Soft Skills Hard Results by Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor’s book comes well recommended, having won its category in the Business Book Awards for business self-development books in 2021.The book outlines 10 principles in four areas: Inside (about you, the leader); Outside (about others); Between (about where they overlap); and Beyond (about your whole life). Through applying the principles within its pages, you will be able to become a reasonable leadership Practitioner.

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Mental Wealth by Mike Pagan

Mental Wealth by Mike Pagan

Mike Pagan’s book Mental Wealth is subtitled “Unlock Your Potential, Enrich Your Life”.

Mental Wealth is about creating the environment in your own life where you’re able to build the mental resilience and emotional awareness through the support of others, to enable you to perform at your best. To literally unlock your potential.

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

I think Deep Work is one of those books which is really talking about a single idea, but breaks it down into what actually proves to be quite complex and interesting elements of neuroscience – why we get distracted, what we can do about distractions and so on.

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Take the next turn…

Take the next turn…

On the road, the signposts stop when you reach your destination, but in business I’m not sure anyone ever stops travelling. We always have to communicate about what we are delivering, about what we could deliver, and continue to build the relationships that are needed for business to thrive. 

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Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box is described as a manifesto about “starting” by making commitments and making things happen. When I work with businesses sometimes they don’t start, they are waiting – for things to be perfect, waiting for the opportunity to be clearer, waiting for demand for product to arrive.

Sometimes we have to develop the product and then create the demand that it deserves.

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Better Before Bigger by Nick Cramp

Better Before Bigger by Nick Cramp

Better Before Bigger, Rethinking Business Success by Nick Cramp is a book designed for the owners and leaders of what Nick described as “adolescent” businesses.

It is in these businesses that Nick can make the biggest difference. If you run a business there will have been a time when it felt as though it was growing up, you were having to converse with older, more established businesses but without any of the experience, they had.

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