How much of our real selves do we reveal online?

How much of our real selves do we reveal online?

Much of my work as a consultant in improving the effectiveness of business relationships involves conducting, analysing and reporting on face-to-face interviews. Some adopt a different approach. With the ubiquity of the internet, there are organisations, among both buyers and sellers of marketing services, who prefer…

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FaceTime is good. Face time is best.

FaceTime is good. Face time is best.

As a consultant who helps organisations with the effectiveness of their business relationships, I am frequently asked what’s trending in my chosen space. I welcome the question. It is gratifying that enlightened leaders these days recognise the importance of fully functioning relationships as contributors to…

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Cherish one of your most important relationships, with yourself

Cherish one of your most important relationships, with yourself

I have been left on my own for nine days. My wife is on holiday in Canada with her mother, two sisters and a family friend. Both of our children have fled the nest and we no longer have a pet. So, I do mean…

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All clients want proactivity from their agencies, but it must be the right kind

All clients want proactivity from their agencies, but it must be the right kind

I have just completed another relationship evaluation and improvement programme on behalf of a major UK client, involving interviews with the key relationship owners and with their counterparts in some of the marketing services agencies with which they work. As ever, these privileged conversations revealed past,…

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Is there a bright future for our cities and for those who call them home?

Is there a bright future for our cities and for those who call them home?

I have recently returned from a week in Hong Kong. What an extraordinary place, 6,000 miles away, in the heart of Asia and yet with many features that make it familiar to and navigable by a seasoned Londoner.

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Does striving for happiness make you unhappy?

Does striving for happiness make you unhappy?

Today is 20th March and, as I tap away at my laptop, I am being reminded (informed, in truth) that this is the seventh International Day of Happiness. Yes, in 2013 this day was marked out for an annual celebration of happiness on our planet. In…

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