5 Secrets of People Watching

I'm a great people watcher. I've been doing it for years and I've noticed it's a declining art or hobby. Most of my people watching over the years has been at airports. I would watch all the various people walking to gates, shopping, talking in groups or couples, eating and drinking.At one time, everyone at [...]

6 Tips for Leading a Successful Team

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." —John Quincy AdamsOver the course of my career, I have run many teams. They range from over 300 personnel and 16 nationalities for Coca-Cola in Jeddah, West Saudi Arabia to a small team of 4 in Vienna, [...]

6 Reasons To Laugh in Work

When I first entered the hallowed corridors of corporate work life with Cadbury's and then Express Dairy Foods, there wasn't a lot of laughing in those corridors. There seemed to be an invisible sign that read 'No to Laugh in Work'.In fact on the odd occasion you did hear laughter, many frowned and shunned those [...]

8 Essential Truths About Understanding People

Geoffrey James is someone I enormously respect with his great insights and pertinent articles found mostly on Inc. I once again have reproduced in full a great article about understanding people in the workplace. There's a link to the original at the bottom.Doing well in business comes down to understanding people--your employees, coworkers, and customers. [...]

Become More Optimistic: 6 Smart Tricks

I came across another excellent article by Geoffrey James recently which I have reproduced in full below.To acquire a more positive attitude, all you really need is a more powerful vocabulary. Try these linguistic shifts.Some people see the world through a filter of optimism: They always make lemonade from the lemons, no matter what happens. [...]

Three Things We Shouldn’t Forget at Christmas !

"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least a least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves" - Eric SevareidI love Christmas. Brought up in a family where my Mother revered it, she worked hard at it and made it a wonderful and memorable [...]