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Time to Think™

Time to Think™

The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The quality of our thinking depends on the way we treat each other while we are thinking.

Using our Transforming Meetings Programme™ clients save as much as 1/3 of time spent in meetings, enhancing clarity of purpose and thought, and optimising decision-making.

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Uber stripped of London taxi licence

Uber stripped of London taxi licence

Transport for London rejected Uber's license application According to a brief article in the Guardian today, Transport for London said it rejected Uber's application because their approach and conduct show "a lack of corporate responsibility. Uber said it will appeal...

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Women in Marketing Awards 2016 are Here!

Women in Marketing Awards 2016 are Here!

Enter Now to be in the Running to Win in 2016 - Entries Close on 29 September 2016 Who can enter? The Awards are open to the whole of the UK. You can choose as many categories as you wish (a separate entry must be put together for each). Self and third party...

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Theresa May’s plan to put workers in boardrooms is extraordinary!

Theresa May’s plan to put workers in boardrooms is extraordinary!

Theresa May’s plan to put workers in boardrooms is extraordinary!
The next prime minister didn’t merely attack grotesque levels of pay in FTSE 100 boardrooms, a refrain heard in vague terms from most of the runners in the Tory leadership race. She also wants employees to be represented on company boards, a specific proposal that reopens a debate that hasn’t been aired seriously in mainstream British politics since the mid-70s.

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Brexit Vote: What does it mean for Compliance?

Brexit Vote: What does it mean for Compliance?

Following the referendum vote to leave the EU, the UK Financial Conduct Authority released a statement confirming that companies must continue to “abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from EU law and continue with implementation plans for legislation that is still to come into effect.”

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Does Your Business Have Strategic Partners? Why Not?

Does Your Business Have Strategic Partners? Why Not?

One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is trying to do everything alone. To combat this error, business owners must hire and train the right employees. In addition, they should leverage strategic partners.

So what is a strategic partner? A strategic partner is another business with whom you enter into an agreement that aims to help both of you achieve more success.

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Core Values for 21st Century Business Success

Core Values for 21st Century Business Success

Foundations of Corporate Governance
The UK Governance Code and the King Code are each considered minimum standards for entry to the stock markets of their respective countries, the UK and South Africa. They have similar, yet fascinatingly different origins. The UK Code was established in response to massive corporate failures in the UK, which left shareholders’ funds ravaged, with no recourse or accountability.

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How we Correctly Predicted the Brexit Result

How we Correctly Predicted the Brexit Result

Our poll indicated that the British public would vote to leave the EU; official polls predicted that the UK would voted by a tiny margin to remain. How did we do it with a zero budget?

Our poll was different; we asked voters using social media to say how they would vote, in, or out, and we also asked them to choose as many matters which they were interested in, from the economy, to their favourite sport!

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EU in, or EU out?

EU in, or EU out?

In the snap poll we conducted on social media in the past week, we found statistical correlations that show some interesting trends.

Choose a subject or sport that voters said they were interested in or concerned about to see how that relates to their voting.

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Interview with Ms Sharon Stone

Interview with Ms Sharon Stone

We interviewed Sharon Stone from our offices in Rome in her capacity as Global Campaign Chair at the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Sharon speaks about fundraising for HIV/AIDS research, and her insights into the day-to-day realities for those suffering the devastating symptoms of the virus, including tiny orphans and other deeply vulnerable people.

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The Best Bosses Follow These 5 Rules

Amazing bosses try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Manage individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have varying interests, abilities,...

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Contractors could lose public sector tenders if they don’t enforce anti-slavery measures

Contractors could lose public sector tenders if they don’t enforce anti-slavery measures

According to Construction News, “contractors could lose out on public sector tenders if they fail to take measures to ensure their supply chain is free of companies engaged in modern slavery practices.

A leading construction lawyer has warned that growing numbers of clients are likely to include questions on slavery in tender documents as the issue has come into focus following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act.

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