07 November 2008 02:19 PM

Business Advice

Following on from the last post i thought i'd have a quick peek through our video library to see what other business tips i could find. Managed to dig out quite a few which is handy as i'd be rather worried for our success if we didn't have any!

They're pretty short but i'll post a few of them to see if any strike a chord. Here's the first little nugget from Tanya Livesely, MD of The Talent Business...

No running allowed! from careerplayer.com on Vimeo.

I wonder how many of us could stick to that? Anyway must dash stroll off in an orderly and statesmanlike fashion.

03 November 2008 09:25 PM

Am i the idiot?

During all of our filming we’ve been extremely fortunate to capture some great business wisdom from a huge cross section of people. One of my favourite bits of advice came from David Melville, who was the skipper of BP Ocean Racing, a round the world yacht team.

Being cooped-up in a wet and cold boat for 12 months can result in some tricky team dynamics and David had some simple advice. He observed that in most teams there was normally an idiot, or someone who would get on everyone’s nerves.  His advice is that everyday you ask yourself “am I the idiot?” That way you'll make a better team player.

Ring any bells? I can certainly picture some over eager assessment centre candidates who would have benefitted from asking themselves that question. Of course, you do have to avoid the dangers of the self-fulfilling prophecy.


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