What good is a MBA?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog

What good is an MBA?   Earlier in the year I met up with some of my MBA year group of 20 years ago.  We were at a weekend event run by Bath University Alumni for graduates from all disciplines some going back many years well beyond our twenty.   We toured the campus looking at all the new facilities, state of the art library, Olympic swimming pool and sports facilities, new arts centre and new Chancellor’s building and impressive...

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A spot of reflection on Self Employment

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog

According to a recent People Management article, 40% growth in the UK job market has come from ‘self employment’ and in the current climate no doubt quite a few of the 2000 people who lost their jobs when City Link collapsed just before Christmas are looking at self-employment as their way forward. So this January, when I sat down to take stock of the year to come, I also found myself reflecting on my 8 years of being self-employed...

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Scope Creep – How to avoid it!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Case Studies, Corporates, Individuals, SMEs

HOW TO AVOID SCOPE CREEP – PRA CONSULTING Job descriptions vs reality? When you take on someone, new make sure the job role is clearly set down. Set clear boundaries around the job and explain how it fits with other jobs Write SMART objectives – Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time Bound Make sure you agree timescales for key deliverables Be clear on what is not required in the job Meet regularly with your employees to review...

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Influencing Skills Workshop

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog

I am launching a new workshop for people who might be want to brush up on their influencing skills.  The first one is being held at the Angel Hotel Chippenham on Friday 26th September. Places are limited. Please see attached flyer. influencing skills 26 September 2014

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Collaboration vs Competitiveness?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog, Workshops

See my latest mailshot which seems to be generating some interest. Is competition what it’s all about? I’ve just taken some time out to go skiing.  You might think the Sochi Olympics was my inspiration, but  I am sorry to tell you it wasn’t.  More the desire to swop the British rain  for the fresh air and sunshine of the French Alps.  It also gave me some time out to think about a something I have had on my mind over this...

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