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Congrats on the promotion, 4 tips on how to be a manager not doer

Returning to our current theme, of career development, its time to focus on the transition to being a manager. As I’ve spent much of this month speaking at or chairing events, I have spoken to people at all different stages of their customer insight careers. From senior leaders, all the way through to graduates starting […]

November 17, 2016

How HR Analytics can have a place in your business

Returning to our theme, of using Customer Insight outside of Marketing. This time, we consider HR Analytics. Such HR insight has become a growing focus in recent years & rightly so, in my opinion. Both from the perspective of recruiting & retaining analytics talent, plus the potential for analytics to optimise key HR processes or decisions. However, […]

October 25, 2016

Coaching Conference with rich resources for your solutions

The 3rd Welsh Coaching Conference, held at Cardiff City football ground, was a great success and even more useful than last year. As a small business, it’s always a challenge to prioritise personal development, but attending this event was the right decision. It seems I’m not alone in thinking that either as the number of […]

March 11, 2016

Now it’s Personal – Just be you, the customers will love it

In the month focusing on relationships, it’s personal service from Gerry Brown. We’d only been in the restaurant about three minutes but had already had some humorous and warm conversations with three of the staff who immediately made us feel both welcome and pleased that we’d chosen this restaurant in downtown Vancouver. What came through loud […]

February 8, 2016

How to catch-up on EU Data Protection changes

Are you ready for impact of new EU Data Protection regulation to your business? Have you updated your data strategy? Are you planning to appoint a CDO? When it comes to new EU regulation affecting businesses, it seems one of two problems are common. Either such regulation is foisted on unsuspecting business leaders, with little […]

January 25, 2016

CyberCrime risks aren’t just for the Big Boys

This week I’ve been worried by the risks of cybercrime for even small businesses. Two articles highlighted the danger of cybercrime & importance of customer data protection for SMEs. These struck me as a stark reminder that these data security concerns are a topic of relevance to much smaller businesses than the large corporates usually […]

July 25, 2015

Data Scientists need a better infographic

Given my past post around an infographic shared by SalesForce.com (hybrid marketer), I have to comment on this new infographic being shared by MarketingDistillery.com. At first glance there is much to praise here compared to summaries others have published. Too many either confuse the specialist nature of a data scientist role with a marketing or customer […]

July 18, 2015

Wales All Sector Coaching Conference

Although this was a coaching conference, aimed at coaches of all kinds, the content proved very insightful in understanding human thinking & behaviour, so should also be of interest to all leaders. It was hosted at University of South Wales, by the very friendly Commercial Services team there. Sponsors included the Association of Coaching & the Institute […]

March 13, 2015