Careers Archive

  • 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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  • Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    The phrases we hear regularly as children become our inner voice.  They impact our thinking and therefore our actions and how we live our life.  If we grow up hearing positive and empowering things like “You can do anything if you put your mind to it” then we will believe we can move mountains, set […]

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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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  • Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Welcome back to episode 49 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In today’s episode we are extremely fortunate to be sitting with one of Britain’s most respected and popular Opera Singers, Janine Roebuck. With a versatile mezzo-soprano voice, Janine has played leading roles in some of the world’s most famous opera houses enchanting audiences with her […]

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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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  • Kay White – speaking at Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012

    Kay White – speaking at Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012

    Kay White, who has one of most highly downloaded episodes on the Maximise Potential Podcast (ep. #14), was one of our leading speakers at the Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012 event, that we held in London in September of last year. Kay has put together a wonderful 15minute video on You Tube that captures the presentation […]

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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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  • The Five Secrets To Success by Paralympic Cyclist Sarah Storey & Psychologist Dr Rob Yeung

    The Five Secrets To Success by Paralympic Cyclist Sarah Storey & Psychologist Dr Rob Yeung

    This was an interesting article on success, sent to me from Steve Davies (featured on episodes 4 and 6 of the Maximise Potential Podcast). The article focuses on the importance a support network can play in helping someone to maximise their potential….. Despite 37% of all UK adults thinking that their success is down to […]

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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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  • 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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  • Max#32: Exclusive tips to maximise your career – Miriam Lee

    Max#32: Exclusive tips to maximise your career – Miriam Lee

    The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Miriam Lee, Head of Business Development for Jenrick IT. Welcome to episode 32 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. As you are all well aware, the goal of Maximise Potential to to help […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What do you want people to say about you, when you’ve left the room?

    What do you want people to say about you, when you’ve left the room?

    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 to be confident and clear when talking about yourself amd the sort […]

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