Not everybody has your best interests at heart.
Since the UK voted to leave the European Union, there has been an air of uncertainty that has been looming over the country. From the uncertainty of accessing the single market, the impact on sterling and the defining influences on post Brexit within the global markets, what does this present for the future of the UK economy and businesses in general?
I was incredibly fortunate to be one of three entrepreneurs invited to join the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Detroit. After an extraordinary four days of business mentoring, partying at 38,000ft , and exploring the city I returned home feeling blessed, inspired and wondering where my canapés and film crew were.
When you start a business you have a million dreams and a can do attitude. Set backs are just that, and stamina and determination can defy bullshit and commercial fear. I do wish though, that I had had a small insight into what really matters.
If any of you are following me on social media, you will have no doubt seen that I have been doing a LOT of traveling with
Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.
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When I started my business I was fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and totally in love with my job. Fast forward forty years and guess what - I'm fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and TOTALLY in love with my job... What keeps this spark alive is big ideas YOU have and they're incredibly important to pay attention to every day.
Soft skills are a game changer for career development and business growth and it's time for employers, government, educators, parents - everyone - to take action to recognise, promote and improve them. Part of the success in my journey wasn't about my qualifications or experience, but it was the value I gave to soft skills that helped me get to where I am today.
One of the most flattering things in the professional world is getting headhunted on behalf of a renowned company. If someone rings you out of the blue and takes an interest in you, it is a sure sign that you are doing all the right things in your current job. When I started my first headhunting firm many years ago, almost every time I approached a candidate on behalf of a prestigious company their self-esteem would instantly be boosted. It would be a very risky approach to sit back and purely wait to be headhunted but when great opportunities do present themselves over the course over a career it is always important to grasp them.