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Why ‘no’ is the new ‘yes’

Saying ‘no’ isn’t an easy thing to do. At some stage in our lives, we seem to lose the ability to say ‘no’; saying ‘yes’ instead to all manner of tasks, meetings and activities that don’t necessitate our time or attention.
Here are three reasons why ‘no’ should feature more in your vocabulary.

Leave more time for the important stuff
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August 9, 2018
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How to shine more at work!

At Agenda, we’re not ashamed to say that we love a good business book. There are a number that we know, love and use concepts from in our everyday dealings with clients and if you’ve got a beady eye, you may have seen us refer to these in previous blogs.

One business read that falls into our top 5 recommendation list [...]

July 5, 2018
Rachel Mallett
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7 habits

How to make success a habit

We all have habits. Good habits, bad habits, habits we know we should change but don’t seem to be able to. Sometimes, there are things we do that we don’t even realise are habits!

Whilst the habits we have in our personal lives effect those we live with or our friends and family, the habits we carry into the work environment [...]

May 16, 2018
Rachel Mallett
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Who wants to be an entrepreneur?!

I have recently come across a couple of articles discussing the topic of entrepreneurship – in particular what makes an entrepreneur and what skills and attributes are commonly shared amongst those considered or labelled as ‘entrepreneurs’.

This got me thinking about my experience of working with business owners – some of whom would call themselves entrepreneurs and [...]

February 28, 2017
Rachel Mallett
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New Year goal setting in plain sight

When it comes to your business, January is a great time to assess and take stock. If you were lucky enough to have a few days off over the festive period, you may well have had time to reflect on the past year and think about your vision and goals for 2017. If you didn’t, there is still plenty of [...]

January 4, 2017
Rachel Mallett
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Are your beliefs holding you back?

I was recently asked to deliver a presentation to business owners on a topic relating to business growth. Rather than talk about one of the more common subjects around growth, such as access to finance or marketing your business effectively, I decided to take a different approach and look at the psychological reasons that hold people back from taking the [...]

October 2, 2016
Rachel Mallett
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Ways to retain staff

Ways to retain staff

Whether it’s at the highest corporate level, or for the most apparently menial job, it’s important to find ways to retain staff. In a competitive marketplace, though, every business owner faces challenges in this respect.

It doesn’t matter how many employees your company has – whether it’s two or two thousand, you’re faced with the same worries about staff retention. Ways [...]

January 29, 2016
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Common business problems

Common business problems – and how to address them

However great your product, team and customer service, there are ALWAYS going to be challenges. Many of the common business problems have a tendency to disguise themselves as something else, making it difficult to see where you might be going wrong.

Failure to understand your market is one of the most common business problems, but often disguises itself as innovation. If [...]

January 11, 2016
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How to structure your work day

How to structure your work day

Running a business is a balancing act. On the one hand you’re trying to forge your own path, but there’s also pressure to adhere to certain pre-existing routines. If you’re unsure of how to structure your work day, it’s time to take a fresh look at your day.

Wake up at a similar time each day, whatever time that is for [...]

January 11, 2016
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How to adapt to business changes

How to adapt to business changes – don’t be left behind!

It’s as true in the business world as it is in the animal kingdom… change is inevitable, and only those who evolve can survive. The question of how to adapt to business changes seems complex, but a few simple rules can really help here.

Every business has to undergo transitions of one kind or another. We live in an environment of [...]

November 24, 2015
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