When I say that men get a little nervous when I – as a woman – start off with “we need to talk” It just can’t be good can it? The guys are wondering what on earth they have done wrong now and many of you don’t even know me. The woman are eager to read more – thinking cool – this woman is going to give me tips on how to talk to my man in a way that he actually listens! Read the rest of this entry »
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they’ll forget my number. – Edith Armstrong
Found on Will and Guy’s thought for the day.
I had pictured myself gliding, swirling and to be honest looking downright sexy as I gyrated around the studio floor to the thumping Argentinian drumbeat in my first Zumba class.
Zumba, is a combination style of latin american dancing designed for gym going non gym-bunnies – and I use bunnies in the gender neutral sense. Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »
“I can’t do it” said my oldest brother’s – I have four – toddler daughter while trying to tie her shoelaces. He was distressed to realise that she was simply copying what she had heard him say. From that day on he vowed to change that to “it may be difficult but I can do it”. Read the rest of this entry »
Rob Dawson, Australian author says that the key competitive factor in business is the ability to create trust fast and effectively. He says this far outweighs having an exceptional product and or service.
While trust has always been important to businesses we now have to create this in a very different social sphere.
There seems to be a disconnect between how we engage as private people and how little import this is given to strategic thinking in organisations.
President Barrak Obama showed us how to connect, engage and build trust in the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »
Odds are you or someone you know found their romantic partner online. Who we love is one of the most personal decisions of our lives and yet more and more people are going online to find their soul-mate. Forbes.com (1 June 09) reports some sites posting 400% sales growth year on year.
People trust – not necessarily all the information available about a prospective mate – but that online they will be able to get an accurate feel for the person. Of course this is fallible but it shows that more and more people are going online as their first port-of-call for information about almost every important decision.
Yet in the face of this example most South African most businesses are willing to bet their future revenue on the notion that social media apps are a trend and society has not changed and therefore neither should their strategy. Read the rest of this entry »
If you lost two sales out of every five, would you change your strategy?
How much revenue are you prepared to lose before you accept something has to change? Losing three sales in five? Four sales in five?
Ask 100 people this question, or a 1000 and you would expect every single one of them to agree that change was imperative.
However, Mark Peters, senior business strategist, found the exact opposite. Peters’ ad-hoc research into company strategy response to markedly decreased sales found that about three-quarters of organisations (72% of those polled) did not – or are not considering changing their strategy. Read the rest of this entry »