Archive | May, 2011

Winemaking across the world: The American dream

I’ve had the privilege to make wine in traditional European wine countries like France, Italy and Spain before I decided to head for America: the land of opportunity where bigger is better! The USA is the fourth biggest wine producer in the world after France, Spain and Italy. Even though wine is made in all […]

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Green Pea and Mint Salad (Gluten-free)

An irresistible Good Food Diet salad that’s healthy, fragrant and fibre-boosting too. This refreshing salad with its cool mint and sweet and sour flavours is filled with textures, colour and, best of all, loads of fibre. It boasts sweet green garden peas (from your freezer!), brown rice, black lentils, crunchy red onion and fresh mint […]

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Add some love to what you write

Love letters are said to be among the texts we pay the most attention to when we write or read them. We savour every single word and sense the feeling value of it. We read between the lines to pick up on suggestions, deeper meanings and more.  If only we could put some of this […]

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Working with different generations

In most workplaces where employees’ ages range from the early 20s to early 60s, generational theory can be a useful way to understand how each generation differs in their worldview, how that impacts their behaviour and their expectations of the workplace. In a previous article I explored how the era you were born in can […]

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The A to Z of selling – How to sell more by saying less (Part 1 of 3)

This ABC is 26 pointers (in three parts) that will help you create business-critical communication, improve your selling ability and increase your return of training investment.  Imagine how effective you’d be if you communicated only what was relevant 100 percent of the time. You would be better at talking to others, presenting, networking and selling. […]

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How to manage my difficult boss

Few relationships in life can get as difficult as the relationship with your boss. Henry Cloud, author of The One-Life Solution, says there are two main reasons for this and you need to understand them. Reason 1: The boss has real power over you He/she can make demands on your two greatest resources: time and […]

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