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Straight From The Horses’ Mouth

"What can horses teach me about authentic communication" and the answer is lots. When partnering with the horses: you get the opportunity to drop into the space of "horse time". Away from the stresses and strains of daily life you are able to slow down, reflect and...

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Authentic Communication Is The Language of Leadership

Communication skills are vital to our success in business and life, and yet how many of us appreciate the unless we communicate authentically we may well be sabotaging our own success. When we fail to communicate effectively team members, colleagues, clients,...

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5 Steps To Having Courageous Conversations

According to the 2015 Employee Trends Report by Quantum Workplace, one of the biggest areas of concern for team members is that there is often not open and honest communication with managers.  So why is this? Why does miscommunication pervade at least 50% of business...

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Employee Engagement: The New Leadership Advantage

Small and medium-sized businesses are the life-blood of our economy, but they face specific, ever-increasing challenges. The world is in the mists of an employee engagement crisis, with serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy. Without a...

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7 Personality Traits of Great Leaders

If you want to be a great leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract someone to the gifts, skills and opportunities you offer as an owner, as a manager, as a parent. Leadership is the...

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Poor Workplace Culture = Poor Productivity

Employee engagement is now the number one greatest issue businesses are faced with today. The world has an employee engagement crisis, with serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy. Though companies and leaders worldwide recognise the...

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The Power of Purpose To Increase Engagement

Purpose has moved to the centre stage in business. It is the glue that keeps organisations aligned and in flow. It connects business owners and leaders with team members and ultimately their customers. It enables business growth as everyone knows what the business...

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Are Busy Teams Really Productive?

Are busy teams really productive?  This is something I often reflect on for both myself and my clients.  I know that in the past I have confused busyness with being productive but increasingly I have come to realise that they are not the same things. As Socrates, the...

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The Diamond Model of Leadership

No-one I speak to disputes the fact that we live in a VUCA world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. We are living in a world where change is ever greater, where the future is less predictable, where the options increase exponentially, and the...

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10 Ways To Overcome Adversity

It’s a fact of life that adversity happens but it is the way that we handle it that helps defines who we are and what type of person you are.  How do respond when things don’t go to plan?  Do you become dominant and aggressive, or do you disconnect from life and hide...

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5 Ways To Help Teams Perform At Their Best

I hope you have been having a great summer.  It's been an interesting time here at Business HorsePower because the weather has tried to play havoc with some of my events. Like two weeks ago when I was running an evening event for 18 local business leaders. A week...

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The 5 P’s of Success

"Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance" If you ask many business owners and leaders what creates success many will allude to the fact that planning is key, but this is just one of the 5 P's of business success. Instinctively, many business owners also understand...

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