Winning Thinking

Sharing the best ideas to boost your business

How a Bar of Soap and a Pillow Can Make Your Business Grow Faster

November 13, 2012

The British Cycling Team has some strange habits, but they help them to win more gold medals than anyone else. Their goal is to win gold by being faster than their competitors. Sometimes they win by the width of a tyre. Everything they do focuses on one simple question: Will this make the bike go [...]

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The 2 Minute Body Posture That Can Increase Your Chance of Success

October 12, 2012

Watch Amy Cuddy’s fascinating TED talk:  Your body language shapes who you are. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and [...]

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Ask This Question Everyday To Make Your Business Grow Much Faster

October 5, 2012

When I was a young manager at Boots I had a great boss called Pradip Patel. He was relentless in making sure I focussed on the most important things in the business. He had a favourite question that he asked me again and again… “What’s the size of the prize?” Here’s one of his favourite [...]

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How To Win More Customers In 5 Easy Steps

September 14, 2012

What business are you in? If you could wave a magic wand and make one wish come true for your business, what would you choose? If I were you, I’d wish for hoards of eager customers. Here’s a story to explain why. The other night we abandoned our 3 kids and went in search of [...]

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One Big Kick or 100 Little Ones?

July 6, 2012

Does your business need one big kick or 100 little ones? Is there a silver bullet that could transform your business? Is there just one thing that will catapult you to the success you dream of? I doubt it, but a lot of time and energy can be wasted in searching for an elusive shortcut. [...]

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Escape the Recession

June 21, 2012

If you’re a business owner I believe it’s vitally important for you to know these 5 facts: In the UK, sales at companies with a strong internet presence increased 6 times faster than those with no internet presence The UK is the most internet-based economy in the world The British internet economy is booming and [...]

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

June 11, 2012

Coffee break posts are sometimes slightly “off topic” from the main goal of this blog to help educate and equip you for greater success with your business. This one’s inspiring. In this TED talk creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to [...]

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Are You A Demented Dung Beetle?

June 1, 2012

The best holiday I’ve ever been on started with a safari just to the south of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Joost, our guide was brilliant. Mighty elephants blocked our way, a leopard hauled its prey high into a tree, a cheetah searched frantically for a lost cub and a lean lioness stared [...]

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