Thought-leadership Category

Top 3 Ways To Improve Your Communication

Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Communication | The Change Starter

Effective communication is probably the most important tool we have to succeed in life, yet especially in today’s digital world, we are often quite lazy about it. For improved communication that starts today, check out our 3 top tips to help you communicate more effectively.  1. Listen, Listen, Listen (no, really) The first, and most […]

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What’s Your Style?

Communication Styles | Building Rapport

Mastering the art of building rapport is a key tool for any business owner wanting to build, improve and maintain relationships with clients in the long-term. There are some basic ways to build rapport, the most useful of which is to take the time to identify and understand the client’s Communication Style. Their style will […]

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5 Reasons April The Giraffe Is The Best Thing On The Internet Right Now

April the Giraffe | YouTube Screenshot | Toys R Us

Take one heavily pregnant giraffe, mix with the intrigue of not knowing exactly when her calf will be born; set up a live feed to YouTube, throw in a couple of sponsors, some branded merchandise, and a set of emoji’s. Then sit back, relax, and watch, as the rest of the world drives mass awareness of […]

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5 Tricks to Make Your Communication More Effective

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Trick #1 – Write Quickly, Edit Thoroughly I spend a lot longer editing communications than I do writing them in the first place. You’ll get your true inner thoughts down on paper much more easily and effectively if you just start writing. Forget the spelling errors, or grammatical disasters whilst you type or scribble. Just […]

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Why Strategy Is Not A Scary Word

strategy - fish swimming around in a bowl with a whiteboard showing their strategy is to swim around

We talk about ‘strategy’ all the time in business and in marketing. Brand strategy, growth strategy, product strategy, distribution strategy, pricing strategy, media strategy, creative strategy, sell strategy… the list goes on. It’s a much over-used word, which has led it to becoming somewhat misunderstood. Many people associate it with complexity and grandiose thinking, which […]

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Keep it Brief!

It’s hard to write a short piece of communication, such as an email, when you’ve got little time to be concise. Use this ‘BRIEF’ acronym to help you structure and think about your message.

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A 3-Part Framework for achieving New Financial Year Goals

With the tax return on its way out the door, the new fiscal is a great opportunity to re-group, re-think, and realign your new financial year goals. Here are some great tips on how to start the new financial year with the clarity with which you intend to continue! Why is this time of year […]

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5 Strategies For A Winning Presentation

For business leaders looking to up the presentation ante, here are 5 strategies for developing an engaging, convincing and ultimately winning presentation!

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What Malcolm Said

In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, he outlines his philosophy, “By any means necessary,” which was often misunderstood. What it meant was…

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Every single Client I’ve ever coached has the same problem – a perceived lack of resources. They have been waiting to get started until they have more time, more money, or more ability. if we do wait, we will wait forever. So, what’s the solution? It’s as simple as this.

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Whilst habits and routines make everyday life more efficient and easier to manage, they can also hinder our ability to start change. Before leaping into a discussion on behaviour change, we explore the very first step to changing habit – and it’s not about an action, but a mindset.

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When we do decide to make a change, we tend to perceive the act of change as one giant ‘beast’, which quickly overwhelms us and becomes seemingly unconquerable in our minds. Essentially we are setting ourselves up to do too much, leaving us busy, yet unproductive. Don’t take it all on at once! You will achieve more by…

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Barrier #2 is one we can all relate to. It’s the inner voice that tells us we can’t, we’re wrong, there’s no point. Don’t allow this voice to rent a space in your head. Instead fill the space with this…

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If we spent as much time focussing on what we want, as much as what we don’t want, think how much positive energy we would experience. Shift your mindset from automatically thinking of the ‘negative’ to automatically thinking of the ‘positive’.

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In this 5-part Blog-Series, we’ve identified 5 barriers that prevent us from starting and implementing change. These are barriers that can be overcome with some quite simple techniques and mindset shifts.

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Are You Channelling Your Inner Chameleon?

If you know you want to do more, or be more, you’ve established what that ‘looks’ like, and you’re open to taking on the journey; then the next step is to become a chameleon in order to integrate your personal and business growth into your everyday life.

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Are You A Negative Nelly or a Positive Paul?

If you tend to think about, talk about, and react to your situation negatively and focus on all the things you don’t like about it, and all the things that could go wrong in the future; then you’re probably a Negative Nelly. Take a leaf out of Positive Paul’s book and start…

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Are You A Hamster?

Everyday ‘life’ has a habit of overshadowing our actual goals and forcing us to leave them behind. It tricks us into thinking that we’ll ‘get around’ to those goals ‘someday’. It makes us feel so ‘busy’ that it becomes easy to just ignore our true goals, and carry on. The problem with this is that…

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In this week’s blog-series I’ll be giving you some insight into the #1 strategy successful people are using to help them excel at all areas of their busy lives, including, and often dominated by, their professional life; and leadership roles.

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Become A Giraffe Part 3

So, here it is, the final part of our 3-part blog-series on Mentors. Discover the answer to the burning question of how to find mentors and get them on board. Enjoy!

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