It intrigues me that I’ve never found a course focusing on effective listening. Whilst we know listening is one of the most important skills to acquire, many of us also recognise our inability to listen well… [Read more...]
Countless reports have been published (including latest by Lord Young) stating good entrepreneurship education requires experiential, hands-on learning. So you might think it would be easy to answer the question: Why use business simulations?
Engaging people so they make decisions, deal with risk and consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich learning environment. It certainly improves on the ‘expert’ speaking at a passive audience… [Read more...]
By accident, I recently discovered a powerful and uplifting film about global social entrepreneurship. Concerned I’d never heard about this brilliantly-made & influential production (See 1. Who Cares?), I decided to search the web to uncover other film treasures all entrepreneurs should find. What I found may stagger you…
Delight can quickly turn to frustration when an excellent new recruit, who is just settling into the post, decides to accept a job offer elsewhere. But occasionally, you know they’ve made the right decision… [Read more...]
“No, you don’t need one. The night is not dark.” Frank, an ‘outdoor entrepreneur’ and head of centre, spoke with calm assertion to the 10 newly acquainted teenagers.
The group was visibly alarmed by his response. None had anticipated that their sensible request for torches (ahead of their night walk through an ancient Cumbrian wood) would be refused… [Read more...]
Crossing the Atlantic I was keen to test out Mr Branson’s latest in-seat multi-media technology. The hours passed quickly as I laughed at The Internship and cried with the Guilt Trip. As alcohol and altitude fuelled the emotions I got into the US spirit… [Read more...]
Not long ago I attended an entrepreneurship conference that attracted people from all sectors.
The organisers kicked things off with a ‘motivational speaker’. The billing stated our man of purpose was a ‘leading entrepreneur and businessman’.
Now, in my experience these things are capable of giving business a bad name. I won’t mess you about. He had a shocker… [Read more...]
John Keats, the famous 19th century poet, became part of the Italian family holiday during the summer. His life fascinated me and helped me to understand the power of poetry for entrepreneurs…