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Browse through an assortment of blog posts by our very own experts and specialists. Our team has spent many years of delivering sales training and management development to a multitude of brands and partners. Here is where they impart their experience and knowledge they gained. Improve your understanding of the inner workings of your industry and how to apply this knowledge in your company’s day to day operations.

Bob Morrell on August 12, 2019

One of the disadvantages of being a trainer and speaker is that you are sometimes forced to eat, in restaurants, alone. On a recent trip to Newcastle I went to one of my favourite chains and asked...

Jeremy Blake on August 8, 2019

If you are someone who likes to keep a toe in the world of work but also wants a book that helps you in all parts of your life, then let me recommend two people to you.

The reason I say...

Bob Morrell on June 27, 2019
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Bob Morrell on May 24, 2019

Today is yet another historic day in the history of Brexit. Another delay, another leader? And more discussion, division, uncertainty and stagnation. We’re a country...

Bob Morrell on May 24, 2019

Someone recently observed to me that she thought that some men have it drummed into themselves, to never apologise. Or at least, to never apologise to a woman. In...

Bob Morrell on December 6, 2018

Executive Coaching is the fastest growing part of our business. One-to-one, confidential sessions focusing on asking the right questions to help each person find the...

Jeremy Blake on November 16, 2018

With thanks to Daniel Pink* for recommending this Ted...

Bob Morrell on November 16, 2018

The one thing that amazes you when you start working in a new industry, is the number of awards events that take...

Jeremy Blake on October 1, 2018

 This is a cracking Ted Talk from Lera Boroditsky that she gave at Ted Women last year.

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Bob Morrell on October 1, 2018

One of the downsides of being a public company is that the public have access to everything....

Jeremy Blake on October 1, 2018

Planning. Making a Plan. Fail to Plan and You Plan to Fail. We have all heard about the importance of planning and many of you...

Jeremy Blake on September 3, 2018

More magazines are sold in September than any other month of the year. After the summer people look to the future and want to...

Bob Morrell on September 3, 2018

So I watched the web like a hawk for some months, looking for a fridge freezer – right make,...

Bob Morrell on June 28, 2018

As Debenhams issues another profit warning, hot on the heels of House of Fraser announcing...

Bob Morrell on June 11, 2018

Yet another retailer is going to the wall with over 5000 jobs lost! This is another tragedy where retailers are putting concept over capability. The idea of a pound shop should be so simple; fill...

Bob Morrell on June 7, 2018

So House of Fraser is to close some stores in order to stay afloat. This is very sad news coming as it does after so many other retail brands who have suffered at the hands of changing habits....

Jeremy Blake on May 22, 2018

It is said that Mothercare has a 25% market share in buggys and cots and larger items. Yet in their own statement they now make 43% of their sales online.

What this says to me is that their...

Jeremy Blake on April 30, 2018

What are you networking for? 

Responding to the question you dread. 

Whether you are new to business or you’ve been working since the 1950s, chances...

Jeremy Blake on April 26, 2018

A recent Saturday in shorts was a first for many of us here in the UK and after six hours of gardening my face had truly caught the sun.

As I walked my dog around some local woods there was...

Jeremy Blake on March 26, 2018

With the changing of the clocks, overnight we are handed an extra hour of daylight. The question is what are you going to do with it?

In the Nordics this is the beginning of seasons where...