Elisabeth Goodman

Is the key to empowerment to adopt a self-employed attitude?

One of the preoccupations in large organisations is how to encourage individuals to be more ‘self-empowered’.  In the words of one of my HR colleagues, it can become a bit of an oxymoron if employees choose not to be, whilst employers are telling them to be… Having started on my journey of being self-employed whilst …

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(A consultant’s) Life is like a game of Rummy..

Rummy is one of our favourite family card games.  For those not familiar with it this site might help http://www.pagat.com/rummy/rummy.html. My husband and I were mulling over this at breakfast today.  To be effective as a consultant you need to be able to spot the opportunities that might ‘win’: you might be lucky enough to …

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Creativity and problem solving – applications to DMAIC

I participated in an excellent presentation yesterday evening by Ayd Instone (www.aydinstone.com) at the Cambridge Entreprise and Technology Club, held at The Welding Institute, Granta Park. His illustration of the roles that our left and right hand brains play in our creativity and problem solving gave me some insights into the dilemma that workshop participants …

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Look for what your customers want…

Earlier this week I attended the DBM 2-day seminar ‘Start Your Own Business’, led by Andrew Halfacre, Lighthouse Coaching and Training (see http://www.lighthouse365.com/syob/index.html).  It was a truly enjoyable and enlightening experience, with just the right balance of provocation to make you challenge your assumptions, and support to help you make progress once you’d recovered your …

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