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Clients want Narnia not the back of a wardrobe

Clients want Narnia not the back of a wardrobe

Last night saw the first episode of Inside No 9, the latest vehicle for the black but wonderful humour of Steve Pemberton and Reece Sheersmith. Most of the action, thanks to a family tradition for playing a version of hide and seek called sardines, took…

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Long-term relationships – the wisdom of Ant and Dec

Long-term relationships – the wisdom of Ant and Dec

This week’s Desert Island Discs featured a couple, the first duo to appear since the creators of Spitting Image, Peter Fluck and Robert Law, in February 1987. Kirsty’s guests this time were Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, Ant and Dec. They’re not everyone’s cup of tea;…

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Nelson Mandela: Icon of reconciliation and master of relationships

Nelson Mandela: Icon of reconciliation and master of relationships

The death of Nelson Mandela has understandably been accompanied by an enormous wave of emotion. For those who knew him well and those who simply felt his presence, a world without Madiba immediately feels poorer, harsher, scarier even. Everyone I know has wanted to comment…

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Relationships and project-based businesses

Relationships and project-based businesses

Project-based assignments are on the increase – clients like them. Procurement specialists particularly like them. Supporters argue that projects tend to be managed more tightly, to deliver more reliably and permit greater rotation of roster agencies based on the specific requirements of the brief. Service providers…

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Relationships and the important 10%

Relationships and the important 10%

Most businesses have relationships and employ people specifically to manage them. The dialogue with clients and customers is frequent and mostly fruitful. But we live in a highly competitive commercial environment where the bar has never been higher. As a result, we must always challenge with…

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Do Warm Relationships Make Cold, Hard Sense?

Do Warm Relationships Make Cold, Hard Sense?

Someone once confronted me with the knowing assertion that ‘life is not a popularity contest’. And, of course, this is true, it isn’t. But, equally, as I pointed out at the time, success in life cannot be defined by Machiavelli’s conclusion that “it is much…

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