Blog 2 Columns

Action Learning – 1

We are big fans of peer-to-peer action learning – it can be a brilliant low-cost way to create a powerful network and a valuable source of ideas and support. Many of the challenges which you face as a leader or entrepreneur won’t require external consultancy or training, you can work
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Self-care for Entrepreneurs

  It is very easy to get frazzled, running a business is stressful, and 2020 has added plenty of new things to worry about. We can’t take your stress away, but here a a few simple changes which may make it easier as we head into 2021. Have one meeting-free day a week. If you hav
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Productivity Hacks

Feel like your day creeps away from you, and you don’t always get through the big stuff? Here are some simple things to try – small changes which might make little improvements: Devote a few minutes a week to unsubscribing from emails that you really don’t read. Be realistic. Do you
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Praise Be

If you work with a team (whether they are employees or not) you should be well versed in how important and effective positive feedback can be. Too often the things which get our time and attention aren’t the behaviours which we actually want to encourage in our team. Here are some new
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Getting a rush on.

Adrenaline is addictive – chemically and behaviourally. Starting and running a business can be quite the rush – it’s risky, exciting and unpredictable. Some of us get a bit too used to that. Sometimes a useful reflection for all of us is whether we have created habits and behaviours w
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Strategic Dogs

  One of the more surprising outcomes we’ve noticed from business leaders who work with us, is how many of them end up getting a dog. At Ruby Star we love our dogs, and all of us bar one already have at least one (we are working on him). Did you know that dogs are brilliant at st
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