Business Archive

  • Max#56: Alex Adamopoulos Emergn CEO discussing how to make learning more effective

    Max#56: Alex Adamopoulos Emergn CEO discussing how to make learning more effective

    Welcome to episode 56 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. I would hazard a guess that the majority of you tuning into this podcast do so because you have a passion for continuous learning and professional development that you can apply within your career and workplace. Yet, if you are like me, you are inundated with […]

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  • Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Welcome to episode 55 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to share the accounts of individuals who have created multi-million pound businesses, faced near-death experiences, have broken world records, made countless sacrifices to achieve their dreams and have found an inner strength to drawn upon at times […]

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  • Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Welcome back to episode 52 of the Maximise Potential Podcast and the 2nd installment of our interview with leading NLP Trainer, Vicky Ross. Part 1 of this series focussed on introducing John La Valle’s concept of ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ and in part 2 Vicky shall now go on to explain how we can […]

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  • Max#51: ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ by Vicky Ross (part 1 of 2)

    Max#51: ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ by Vicky Ross (part 1 of 2)

    I wonder how many times you’ve asked yourself why you always get nervous before certain meetings and when you’re asked to deliver a presentation, or why you shy away from networking events or even opening particular emails. In summary, why some situations fill you with nervous, tense feelings yet why other situations lift your mood, […]

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  • What I Learnt From Sir Alex Ferguson: Sales, Success, Life! by Gavin Ingham

    What I Learnt From Sir Alex Ferguson: Sales, Success, Life! by Gavin Ingham

    When Alex Ferguson retired last month it was the headline news on every TV station and in every news outlet. Everyone has got their two pence in about what a fabulous leader he is, what a wonderful manager he is and how inspirational he is. With the levels of success that he has achieved over the […]

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  • Max#50: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life

    Max#50: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life

    Sharing the stories of those who have faced adversity in their lives has been a key undertone since we launched this Podcast. In relation to this, one topic that continues to affect more people directly as well as indirectly is cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support states that a decade ago about a third of people, developed […]

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  • Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    GREAT NEWS – the Maximise Your Potential Podcast has just been crowned ‘European Podcast of the Year.’  The awards, in their fourth year, have grown each year and for 2012 were entered by over 2,800 podcasts and voted for by in excess of 2.5million people. Our podcast won in the ‘Business‘ category of the awards […]

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  • Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Have you ever wondered why certain people are instantly memorable, why particular tweets go viral or why demand for certain products goes crazy? I do, all the time – I’m constantly trying to understand why certain things (or people) become hugely popular, and why other stories, messages and individuals can appear to slip by almost […]

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  • Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Please see below a book that we would highly recommend to help you Maximise your potential… The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle ‘Talent. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.’ Not true, actually. In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power […]

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  • Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Welcome back to episode 48 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In this episode we’ve managed to catch up with a senior international manager responsible for over 700 customers, in excess of 200 staff, who are spread throughout 135 countries. Tom Needs has enjoyed a progressive and extremely rewarding career and in our interview today openly […]

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  • Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Vanessa Vallely is considered by the Financial News as one of the most 100 Influential Women in Finance, by Brummels as one of the 30 Top Women in The City and was crowned as the Champion for Women at the 2011 Banking and Finance Awards. In addition to her flourishing corporate career, Vanessa is an […]

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  • Max#45: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole

    Max#45: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole

    We have a fascinating interview in store today that covers so many of the topics that we have developed this podcast around. Goal setting, going after the impossible, where to find your inner strength and motivation, the power of true teamwork and how your mind will give you all the answers you need if you […]

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  • Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something?

    Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something?

    Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something? Is this a behaviour left over from childhood, either because of our parents or school systems. It’s there though, without the doubt. The need to obtain permission, validation, prior to pressing ahead with anything. Yet, when Steve Jobs was asked what […]

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  • Max#42: Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    Max#42: Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    On episode 24 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Fiona Campbell, a globally renowned Leadership Development Trainer and Author, who introduced us all to the fundamentals of Nurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and today, we are very pleased to join Fiona once again. A short time ago I was participating in a training course run by […]

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  • Are Leaders Born or Made – the on-going debate continues…

    Are Leaders Born or Made – the on-going debate continues…

    I’ve been following a recent debate on Linked IN with interest with regards to the Leaders – are they born or are they made. This debate always brings up a variety of opinions, many of them extremely strong in their perspective. I should also mention that at the time of writing this, 71% of the […]

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  • Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    On episode 27 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Jora Gill, a globally renowned CTO, who provided us with an incredible insight into the approach he has taken to maximise his career and today, we are very pleased to join Jora once again. In today’s interview, we gain an exclusive insight into how Jora […]

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  • Transcript: Marc Koska – Inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe (Max#39)

    Transcript: Marc Koska – Inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe (Max#39)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 39 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. At one time or another we have all […]

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  • Max#39: Marc Koska – inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe

    Max#39: Marc Koska – inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe

    At one time or another we have all been inspired by an article or television programme, which prompted us to say “I have to do something about that.” Yet, no matter how sincere we are with this statement, in the cold light of day and with our daily responsibilities firmly back in the forefront of […]

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  • The War on Talent & the two Jim’s….

    The War on Talent & the two Jim’s….

    I came across a thought-provoking article on Linked IN, written by a recruitment professional based in Canada called Jim O’Sullivan (the first Jim), where he very eloquently highlights the work of Jim Collins (the second Jim) relating it to the topic known as ‘The War on Talent’…. Jim Collins, author of ‘Good to Great’, makes […]

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  • Transcript: Chris Brisley – Take  cahallenge (Max#38)

    Transcript: Chris Brisley – Take cahallenge (Max#38)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 38 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Have you ever taken the time to imagine […]

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  • Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    Have you ever taken the time to imagine how you would react if your career prematurely ended, or your house and all your life savings were lost, or if your health was taken away. Having the strength of character to re-build your life from any one of those extreme examples is a virtue that none […]

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  • Transcript: Planning for the unexpected in Business (Max#37)

    Transcript: Planning for the unexpected in Business (Max#37)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 37 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. The question of what if is largely one […]

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  • Max#37: Planning for the unexpected in Business – Patrick O’Connor

    Max#37: Planning for the unexpected in Business – Patrick O’Connor

    The question of “What if” is largely one that we all try and sidestep within our businesses, as we all hope that the unexpected will never happen to us. Yet, when the unexpected does happen it is the companies that have dedicated the time and resource to answering that question, that feel the least disruption […]

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  • Avoid being stuck in a conversation – how to move on when you’re ready

    Avoid being stuck in a conversation – how to move on when you’re ready

    We’ve all been there haven’t we? You’re at a social function, a networking event, a business conference and your intention is to circulate, meet new people, catch up with colleagues and friends and then you get stuck. What started off as an exchange of ideas can then turn into a one-way street where someone goes […]

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  • One Leadership Quality that will Make or Break You

    One Leadership Quality that will Make or Break You

    Philip Fanthom, Managing Director of Jenrick IT recently found this article about leadership skills which he really enjoyed reading and could relate to, so we at Maximise Potential would like to share it as well. One of the most often overlooked aspects of leadership is the need for pursuit. Great leaders are never satisfied with […]

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  • Do you scare people off?

    Do you scare people off?

    We’ve all heard someone start off with “Well, the trouble is” or “What worries me is” haven’t we? Or what about the classic “Now, our first problem is” – talk about putting you on your back foot and priming you for ‘trouble ahead’. You know the thing that happens when we hear those sorts of […]

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  • Transcript: The New Rules of Selling – Gavin Ingham (Max#34)

    Transcript: The New Rules of Selling – Gavin Ingham (Max#34)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 34 of the Maximise Potential podcast. No matter if you are responsible for a […]

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  • Max#34: The New Rules of Selling – Gavin Ingham

    Max#34: The New Rules of Selling – Gavin Ingham

    Welcome back to episode 34 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. No matter if you are responsible for a business or focusing on developing your career, the current environment is arguably the most competitive, uncertain and challenging that anyone has ever known. As a result we felt it was essential to invite an expert onto the […]

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  • Take 5 more seconds and save hours

    Take 5 more seconds and save hours

    “Hello, Hi, Hiya, Howzit, Howdee”- just a few of the many ways to greet people but they all come down to the same thing – a quick greeting, an easy opener. According to my trusty dictionary, a greeting is “a polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.” Simple, quick and powerful. So many people […]

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  • Grab attention by adding just one little word and notice how people sit up and listen

    Grab attention by adding just one little word and notice how people sit up and listen

    Small, simple things make a big difference. We all know it and it’s often these small, subtle distinctions we add – garnishes if you will – that change the course and outcome of our conversations and connections. This is going to be so obvious to you – it probably is already from the title above […]

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  • 10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

    10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

    Maximise Your Potential Podcast is all about helping people be successful in life and this article reveals the key tips on how to be a successful leader. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a […]

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  • What your Attitude is Really About…

    What your Attitude is Really About…

    “It’s the angle your nose meets the wind” – that was the answer I was given by the US naval pilot, Curt, who answered my question ‘what does the word attitude really mean?’ The famous motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said “My altitude depends more on my attitude than my aptitude’ and that phrase has stuck […]

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  • Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

    Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

    Steve Jobs has been most of the most remarkable Leaders in the Digital Age, however news today confirmed that Steve Jobs is stepping down from his role as CEO of Apple. As a Leader, a Businessman, a Visionary and Inventor, Steve Jobs is clearly an individual who tried his all to Maximise his Potential, and […]

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  • Transcript: Exclusive Tips to Maximise your Career – Miriam Lee (Max#32)

    Transcript: Exclusive Tips to Maximise your Career – Miriam Lee (Max#32)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome to episode 32 of the Maximise Potential podcast. As you are all well aware the goal of […]

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  • Sam Parker on Leadership – inspiring videos

    Sam Parker on Leadership – inspiring videos

    The goal of Maximise Potential is to help people develop in all areas of their life, and truly Maximise Their Potential. We do this by producing our own inspiring and educational podcasts and by also bringing together the best content from all over the Internet. For quite a while now, we have been fans of […]

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  • Managing being “Out of the Office” and Your Inbox

    Managing being “Out of the Office” and Your Inbox

    It’s the dilemma that’s so common now – when you’re “Out of the Office”, how “Out” of the office are you? Following on from Part1 and the importance of putting some helpful structure to your email ‘out of office’ bounceback, a simple-to-follow formula of Acknowledge/Inform/Guide is useful and hits the spot. It’s also the safest […]

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  • Greg Searle: 5 Lessons to take from sport into leadership

    Greg Searle: 5 Lessons to take from sport into leadership

    Hi everyone! As you know, we had the pleasure of interviewing former Olympic & World Champion Rower Greg Searle, on the podcast last year. I just saw an article from him in the Wall Street Journal Blog and felt is was well worth posting on the site: British rowing athlete Greg Searle first won gold […]

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  • Entrepreneur raises £75,000 using the power of the crowd

    Entrepreneur raises £75,000 using the power of the crowd

    Very interesting article for any aspiring entrepreneurs out there . . . . A small business owner turned down for investment by banks has managed to raise £75,000 through a crowdfunding website. Sue Acton, founder Bubble & Balm, sought growth finance through Crowdcube in return for 15% equity in the business. A total of 82 […]

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  • Transcript: Nick English – Bremont Watches (Max#30)

    Transcript: Nick English – Bremont Watches (Max#30)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome to episode 30 of the Maximise Potential podcast. Bremont Watches is rapidly becoming one of the premier […]

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  • Congratulations Kay White on your best-selling book (The A – Z of being understood)!

    Congratulations Kay White on your best-selling book (The A – Z of being understood)!

    We felt incredibly proud to see Kay White, featured on episode 14 of Maximise Potential, at the very Top of the Amazon best-seller lists, after the launch of her first book titled “The A – Z of being understood.” Here is a brief synopsis of the book: Are you an ambitious professional looking to make […]

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  • Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Nick English, co-Founder of Bremont Watches. Bremont Watches is rapidly becoming one of the premier luxury brands within the mechanical watch market, a fact that has been further confirmed when they recently […]

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  • To be coachable means to be…

    To be coachable means to be…

    We just received a very interesting short article from Philip Fanthom, Managing Director of the IT recruitment division of Jenrick. Have a read . . . . You don’t know everything. You do know that, don’t you? Continual learning is a basic necessity to professional improvement and in many cases it’s other people who will […]

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  • 3 Easy Ways for People to Take On Your Advice

    3 Easy Ways for People to Take On Your Advice

    “Now, what you should do is…” “Well, it’s obvious, you should do this, then you should do that and then you should tell them you’ve done it”. Should do. What you should do and what you want to and actually do are often very different things. Even if the advice we’ve been given is spot […]

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  • How and Why it’s good to be Direct

    How and Why it’s good to be Direct

    It’s important to be able to be direct. There are times when it’s crucial to be direct. There you are, I’m being direct with you. It’s got your attention, you know what I’m saying and it’s a key piece to being a clear, confident communicator. We’ll start with the ‘Why’ of being direct first. I’ll […]

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  • How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    Think about how you write? Think about how you think about other people as you write – if you think about other people as you write? It’s one of the easiest things to do – just quickly type or write what you ‘think’ needs to be said and give a ‘tip of your fingertip’ response […]

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  • Max#29: Neil McCarthy – Online Marketing Expert

    Max#29: Neil McCarthy – Online Marketing Expert

    Knowing how to maximise the return on your website and online brand is one of the most complex issues faced by managers in this increasingly complex part of the marketing mix. Neil McCarthy, Sales Director at Shopzilla, the largest shopping comparison website in the World, is widely regarded as one of the leading voices within […]

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  • Influencing Actions: The Difference a Good Name Makes

    Influencing Actions: The Difference a Good Name Makes

    It’s often the difference between success and failure, or ‘yes please’ and ‘no thanks’ – naming a product, naming a project, naming a team, naming whatever. Giving something a name which is compelling, inviting, something that people either want, want to aim for or find interesting. Advertisers and marketing specialists are constantly looking for, and […]

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  • Two Small Words Change Everything

    Two Small Words Change Everything

    It’s such a small thing to say ‘thank you’. It costs you absolutely nothing and yet it makes a huge difference to how you are understood and remembered by people. It’s often the difference that makes the difference as to whether people do what you want, it certainly affects the way they do what you […]

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  • Matthew Syed’s Book BOUNCE is really creating a stir!

    Matthew Syed’s Book BOUNCE is really creating a stir!

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew Syed, author of the insightful book, BOUNCE, a short time ago for the Maximise Potential Podcast. I have to say that I had no idea at the time that his book would go on to create such a stir. I’ve heard and seen Matthew appearing more and more […]

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  • How Compelling and Engaging Are You to Other People? Or do you just listen to WII FM?

    How Compelling and Engaging Are You to Other People? Or do you just listen to WII FM?

    We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Either listening to or reading about someone telling you all the things they want, need, think, do. ‘Well, I went here and I said that and then I did this and then I said that. Well, I mean, who do they think I am? I said ‘well, I want […]

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