Business Archive

  • Transcript: Jora Gill – global CTO (Max#27)

    Transcript: Jora Gill – global CTO (Max#27)

    Welcome to the latest transcript of an inspiring interview with one of the very best CTO’s on the globe. He is renowned for being successful in applying effective management techniques from other industries within his own departments, resulting in him achieving a highly successful Company and career. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast […]

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  • How to get your emails opened – Grab them by the eyeballs

    How to get your emails opened – Grab them by the eyeballs

    Which email would you rather open first ‘More Bad News’ or ‘Quick Update on XYZ for You’? What about ‘Tax Time Again’ or ‘Ways to Save You Money’? Emailing. It’s such a key piece in our day-to-day lives. We fire a quick email response off or “shoot from the fingertip” and it’s so easy to […]

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  • Max#27: Jora Gill – global CTO

    Max#27: Jora Gill – global CTO

    Jora Gill has developed a reputation for being one of the very best CTO’s (Chief Technical Officers) on the globe. He is regularly featured in leading Management publications and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at global conferences regarding innovative Management Techniques and the future of IT. He is seen as a pioneer who […]

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  • 7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    There are so many ways to say something and every way means something different to your listener as you say it. Imagine you’re in a meeting and someone asks if anyone is able to take on a new project or put some figures together. You think to yourself, I could probably do that but you […]

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  • Max#26: Matthew Syed – author of BOUNCE

    Max#26: Matthew Syed – author of BOUNCE

    Matthew Syed has been an achiever all of his life. A triple Commonwealth Champion and two-time Olympian, Graduating with a first from Oxford, A writer for The Times since 1999 and to top it all off, he’s also a winner of Sports Journalist of the Year. His most recent accolade however, and the focus for […]

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  • Who’s Glasses are you Wearing? And do they Suit You?

    Who’s Glasses are you Wearing? And do they Suit You?

    “Oh, it’s so obvious, what you want to do is, blah blah.” “Well, what you should do is xyz.” We’ve all done it, said it and been told it, haven’t we? “What you need to do is” or “What you should do is” etc. Well, in fact, what we should do most of the time […]

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  • Transcript: Tim Whitworth – Finance Director at Morgan Cars (Max#25)

    Transcript: Tim Whitworth – Finance Director at Morgan Cars (Max#25)

    Welcome to the latest transcript of the inspiring interview with Tim Whitworth, Finance Director at Morgan Cars. Tim draws on his responsibility for the finances at the Company and he talks about his clear passion for the brand. Enjoy. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of […]

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  • Max#25: Tim Whitworth, Finance Director – Morgan Cars

    Max#25: Tim Whitworth, Finance Director – Morgan Cars

    Morgan Motor Company is Britain’s sole surviving car manufacturer, yet far from just surviving, the car company is currently experiencing one of its most successful ever commercial periods and is being increasingly seen as one of Britain’s global success stories. Following on from our interview with Head Designer, Matt Humphries, featured on episode 21 and […]

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  • Transcript: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell (Max#24)

    Transcript: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell (Max#24)

    Here is the latest transcript to the very motivational interview with NLP expert Fiona Campbell as she provides an introduction to NLP techniques for those of you who are interested in improving your communication at work or in your personal life. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a […]

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  • Max#24: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell

    Max#24: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell

    In response to the amount of interest that our interviews have generated within the subject of NLP, we decided to interview one of the most prominent trainer’s and coaches within this field. Fiona Campbell is one of the UK’s most distinguished NLP Trainers, who specialises in NLP for Business Success. She is has over 20 […]

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  • Discover The Power of This Secret Website – Address How to easily tell someone what you really want, without upsetting them.

    Discover The Power of This Secret Website – Address How to easily tell someone what you really want, without upsetting them.

    So often we either ask someone else – or say to ourselves -“How can I tell them that what they’re doing really needs to be better?” or “I wish I could tell them what I really want / think, without upsetting them.” Well, it’s easy to do just that and – like most things that […]

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  • Morgan 3 Wheeler creates a storm at Geneva

    Morgan 3 Wheeler creates a storm at Geneva

    As you know, we are currently midway into a four part interview series with the senior management team at Morgan Motor Company. The interview series started with Head of Design for Morgan, Matthew Humphries, who was followed up by Director of Production, Steve Morris. The two interviews to follow are from Tim Whitworth, Finance Director, […]

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  • Transcript: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations (Max#23)

    Transcript: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations (Max#23)

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  • What to Say When All You Want To Say is “No, I can’t” – Assert yourself and stay positive and helpful

    What to Say When All You Want To Say is “No, I can’t” – Assert yourself and stay positive and helpful

    You can hear yourself can’t you? You’re asked a question or someone’s asking you to do something and all you can hear in your head is “no I can’t” or “no, not another thing” or “no way mate!”. It’s so natural to be answering the question directly as it’s being asked instead of taking a […]

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  • Max#23: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations

    Max#23: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations

    Morgan Motor Company is Britain’s sole surviving car manufacturer, yet far from just surviving, the car company is currently experiencing one of its most successful ever commercial periods and is being increasingly seen as one of Britain’s global success stories. Following on from our interview with Head Designer, Matt Humphries, featured on episode 21, we […]

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  • How to slow things down to speed things up

    How to slow things down to speed things up

    Talking of “Time Stands Still” well, even though we both know it doesn’t, you can make it slow down for you. Slow down to speed things up. Yes, I know – it’s a dichotomy (I had to look it up – a polar opposite, a contrariety) to say you have to slow down to speed […]

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  • Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    ‘Why’ is such a small and yet powerful word to notice, understand and be aware of as you use it. Really, why? Well, it does two things very quickly, immediately in fact. Two things you want to avoid. One, it sends people straight to the word “because” which is justifying their actions/decisions and Two, it […]

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  • Giles Christopher scoops major Travel and Landscape Award

    Giles Christopher scoops major Travel and Landscape Award

    Giles Christopher, from Media Wisdom Photography Ltd, has been named Landscape and Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 in the recent Master Photographer of the Year Awards. The awards are run by the The Master Photographers Association (MPA), the UK’s only organisation exclusively for professional photographers. The announcement was made at the Master Photography Awards […]

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  • Max#21: Matt Humphries, Morgan Motor Company Head of Design

    Max#21: Matt Humphries, Morgan Motor Company Head of Design

    Morgan Motor Company is Britain’s sole surviving car manufacturer, yet far from just surviving, the car company is currently experiencing one of its most successful ever commercial periods and is being increasingly seen as one of Britain’s global success stories. I recently recorded this four part interview series at the Morgan factory in Malvern with […]

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  • Max #20 – ranked #1 on i-Tunes (featuring Kos Lesses)

    Max #20 – ranked #1 on i-Tunes (featuring Kos Lesses)

    As many of you will already be aware, our most recent episode (#20) featured an interview with leading internal recruitment manager, Kos Lesses. Over the Christmas break, we were extremely pleased to see the episode rapidly rise through the i-Tunes rankings, culminating in it reaching the #1 spot (as you will see from the image […]

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  • The Secret to being lucky – Revealed!

    The Secret to being lucky – Revealed!

    Suprisingly failure can be a good thing in helping people be successful in life simply by embracing the lesson, brushing yourself off and moving on. In this extract, secret of being lucky and how to stay positive is revealed. Give more luck… “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, […]

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  • Max#20: Maximising your Workforce Planning – Kos Lesses, Internal Recruitment Project Manager

    Max#20: Maximising your Workforce Planning – Kos Lesses, Internal Recruitment Project Manager

    Finding and then encouraging the best individuals to join your company is widely regarded as the key determinant for business success or failure. Kos Lesses, is a project manager with an extremely strong record of implementing ‘Talent Management’ and ‘Workforce Planning’ programmes within a string of major City organisations, such as JP Morgan. He is […]

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  • Best Books to Motivate and Inspire you – Part 2

    Best Books to Motivate and Inspire you – Part 2

    Continuing on from the successful Linked IN Discussion, here is part 2 of suggestions from other Linked IN Members on the best books to motivate and inspire you, helping you be successful in life. Abdul I’m listening to an old but a very good audio book, The 8th Habit of Dr.Stephen R. Covey. Vinay As […]

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  • What’s your ‘unfair’ advantage (and do you even know about it?)

    What’s your ‘unfair’ advantage (and do you even know about it?)

    Kay White, our Communication Specialist and Trainer is here to help you be successful in life through a range of nlp techniques and advice on effective communication to apply in your life, career and business. In this particular extract she talks about how things that actually make us who we are and – if we […]

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  • Best books to Motivate and Inspire you – Part 1

    Best books to Motivate and Inspire you – Part 1

    A recent discussion was started on Linked IN recently by Shawn Doyle, a motivational speaker and author asking what others what their favourite motivational and inspirational books are. Naturally, the full names of those who replied have been removed from this article but I thought it would be great to share these suggestions with everyone […]

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  • Max#17: Tony Dobbyn – “How I motivate a team to achieve amazing results”

    Max#17: Tony Dobbyn – “How I motivate a team to achieve amazing results”

    Today’s interview is with Tony Dobbyn, The Global Head of Service Operations for one of the largest Financial Corporations in the World. Tony has gained a worldwide reputation for being one of the most effective managers at maximising the productivity of teams, especially in relation to helping teams adjust after a merger or acquistion. Tony’s […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his […]

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  • SMILE AND MOVE – better work, better relationships, better results

    SMILE AND MOVE – better work, better relationships, better results

    Several people on our Linked IN Discussion Group recommended Smile and Move as an excellent resource to help motivate, inspire and maximise the potential of your workplace. Here is a brief intro to the management concept and also the You Tube preview video: Smile & Move gives you a simple (and fun) way to remind […]

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  • RIGHT BRAIN – WAKE UP!!!

    RIGHT BRAIN – WAKE UP!!!

    Brief intro . . . I’ve been listening to ‘A Whole New Mind’ by Dan Pink and enjoying every minute of it – AND, all of a sudden, the key to the whole message contained within the book has sunk in (or at least my interpretation of it for my company, at least). Quick summary […]

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  • Max#15: Greg Searle – Olympic & World Champion Rower

    Max#15: Greg Searle – Olympic & World Champion Rower

    One of the key objectives of the Maximise Potential Podcast is to bring our audience real stories of success from real people, with the goal of inspiring others to take positive action in their lives in order to be motivated and successful. Today’s interview is no exception as I am extremely proud to welcome our […]

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  • MAX#14: How to develop Effective and Powerful Communication – Kay White, Communication Specialist and Trainer

    MAX#14: How to develop Effective and Powerful Communication – Kay White, Communication Specialist and Trainer

    Maximising the potential of your communication from Communication Specialist and Trainer, Kay White. Kay shares with us some superb tips and advice on how we can all improve the effectiveness of our communication in order to gain more from our career and life in general. In this interview with Kay, discover: How to construct your […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    RSA Animate have an incredibly innovative and inspiring collection of short videos. This one in particular was adapted from a talk given by Dan Pink, the author of best-selling books such as Drive and A Whole New Mind.   The arguments, perspectives and concepts which Dan Pink is raises in his books are very enlightening […]

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  • Best Marketing Books

    Best Marketing Books

    Being part of the B2B Marketing Group on Linked IN I noticed this great discussion started by Laurissa Doonan about their all-time favourite Marketing books. I thought it would be a great idea to share these comments to help others maximise their potential. Naturally, the surnames of the people commenting have been removed and as […]

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  • A passion for Digital Photography? Why not enter our Annual Charity Photo Competition

    A passion for Digital Photography? Why not enter our Annual Charity Photo Competition

    If you enjoy digital photography then we would love to receive your favourite photo’s for our annual competition. The theme for this year is . . . “YOUR BRITAIN” Your Britain can mean anything that ‘says’ Britain to YOU – it can be a landscape, a place, a static object, a person or a theme. […]

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  • Google: the future of search by Rob Torres

    Google: the future of search by Rob Torres

    I stumbled across this interview with Google’s Managing Director for their ‘Travel’ division on an excellent podcast I listen to, called ‘Brands that Travel.’ There is a good blend of content in here, from the world’s most innovative company, that covers: Future trends in search The continued growth in mobile access and use Google’s response […]

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  • Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    JK Rowling has easily become one of the most successful and inspiring people on the planet due to the popularity of the Harry Potter books and films. Many people have found her Harvard acceptance speach particularly motivating and inspirational, mainly due to her description of how she approaches and overcomes failure: These videos were recommended […]

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  • Max#8: Maximising a business in a saturated marketplace (Media Widsom interview part 2)

    Max#8: Maximising a business in a saturated marketplace (Media Widsom interview part 2)

    Today’s interview the second in our series with Award Winning Photographic Company, Media Wisdom, with today’s episode being with Abi Cockcroft, joint-founder and owner of the company. Abi talks specifically about how Media Widsom was launched, 9 years ago, into an already saturated and heavily competitive marketplace. She explains the approach they have used to […]

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  • Communicating for thought

    Communicating for thought

    Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), is fast becoming an effective method to fight stress and tensions at workplaces says, Naturopath Doris Greenwood With increasing levels of stress and work related health disorders becoming an accepted norm of the recent times, doctors and consultants across the globe are fast veering towards alternate methods of helping employees working at […]

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  • Max#7: Giles Christopher, Founder of Media Wisdom Photography

    Max#7: Giles Christopher, Founder of Media Wisdom Photography

    Today’s interview is with Giles Christopher, founder and owner of Media Wisdom Photography. Giles talks about the highs and lows of his early career in the movie and film business before moving on to discuss his motivations for starting his own business. Giles is not only interesting, but is also an incredibly passionate and articulate […]

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  • Max#6: Steve Davies, Management Consultant (part 2 of 2)

    Max#6: Steve Davies, Management Consultant (part 2 of 2)

    Hello everyone and welcome back to episode 6 of the Maximise Potential Podcast and part 2 of our interview with global management consultant, Steve Davies. In the first interview Steve spoke at length about how he maximised his own career and the advice he would give to others wishing to maximise their own career and […]

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  • Max#4: Steve Davies, Management Consultant Interview (part 1 of 2)

    Max#4: Steve Davies, Management Consultant Interview (part 1 of 2)

    Today’s interview is with global managment consultant, Steve Davies, who is one of the most energic and creative strategic management consultants of recent times and has been instrumental in the development of global brands such as X-Box, Sony Ericsson phones, O2 and was also part of the initial team who invented Bluetooth Technology. Our aim […]

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