Archive | July, 2010

12 starting blocks for innovative leaders (Part 1)

You have been doing the same thing for too long and the results are getting less and less. You know that you, your team or your company needs to come up with fresh and innovative ideas. Here is my first list of 12 starting blocks to jumpstart your creativity: Replace boxes with balls: Think of […]

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Reading your clients by using the Q4 Marketing Model: Grounded growers (Q4)

In this article we focus on the ideal quadrant (Q4) and get to know the needs of the people in this quadrant and how to deal with them. Most of us strive to be in Q4 but this is a difficult act as we all slip back to the other Qs from time to time. […]

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Can a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away?

It is interesting how health warnings on the back labels of wine bottles seem to become more dramatic and assertive, while wine lovers continue singing the praises of wine’s health benefits. Is there actually any scientific proof about these alleged benefits or does this subject belong in the same category as the tooth fairy and Santa […]

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How to build healthy professional relationships

Why is it important to have relationships with the people you work with? With the business environment in constant flux as a result of economic and technology changes as well as clients’ changing needs, healthy professional relationships provide the backbone that helps organisations not to get bent out of shape in challenging times. At the […]

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Butternut and Rosemary Soup (Gluten-free)

Another delicious, healthy soup from the Good Food Diet This smooth, nourishing butternut and red lentil soup, spiked with rosemary, is perfect for a chilly day. The best thing about this soup is that it is totally guilt-free: although it looks and tastes rich and robust, it is low in kilojoules. It is also high […]

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Posters: Is the message clear at 60 km/h?

Driving down Main Street and looking at the posters along the way, how easy is it for you to get the message? Posters that are confusing, cluttered or too clever are a waste of resources. Who’s to blame? In my opinion, the copywriters and graphic designers as well as the poster-approving committee of the company who […]

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