Jeremy Blake on June 26, 2020

As a leader you motivate people to do their best in the present, so that the future is better.

You, more than anyone, must keep the future in mind and be prepared to change and shape the...

Bob Morrell on June 26, 2020

We ran the second in a series of Zoom debates, arguing for, and against, a World Thriving without Employees. (i.e. all becoming self- employed).

Joined by an audience including Barbara...

Jeremy Blake on June 15, 2020

“Martha”, I ask my fourteen year old, “what are you most looking forward to when face to face restrictions are lifted?”

A long pause, then, “just seeing my friends and being back at school...

Bob Morrell on June 15, 2020

When lockdown begun, we were so lucky that it coincided with a period of warm weather. During that period, as difficult as it was to adapt to being at home, the weather helped me stay positive. I...

Bob Morrell on May 28, 2020

In 2003-4 we were a fledgling business and had several revenue streams.

One of these was to act as marketing consultants for many small businesses.  We had a portfolio of different clients...

Jeremy Blake on May 28, 2020

Around this time in 1990 I was completing my last painting for my A level in Art.  I was in the village near my school and painting a section of the church.

I heard a lot of laughter as a...

Jeremy Blake on May 14, 2020

Get a clear sense of how others are feeling and make a new choice about your leadership.

We have launched two new virtual conferences that we run as in-house company and...

Bob Morrell on May 14, 2020

This term was originally created by Tennyson the poet, in relation to the greater hopes of humanity.

It was later used by Winston Churchill both in his writing and in speeches.

He...

Bob Morrell on April 30, 2020

When I was a new Account Manager, with my territory, company car and mobile phone, I travelled around Central England and West London, selling advertising to large companies.

Every month,...

Jeremy Blake on April 30, 2020

How to look for new gaps and ways to serve the changing marketplace

In 2002 Bob and I launched Reality Advertising Partnership. Following Bob’s time in media sales for...

Bob Morrell on April 16, 2020

A couple of our daily videos which we broadcast on Facebook, have had a very high audience and it’s because we focused on someone famous, firstly Florence Nightingale and secondly with some quotes...

Jeremy Blake on April 16, 2020

Announcing Your New Video Conference Speaking Double Act

Bob Morrell and Jeremy Blake have spoken at over 50 conferences and events.

Whether you have people in...

Jeremy Blake on April 15, 2020

A short piece on Winston Churchill. Inspired from my reading of Churchill, Walking with Destiny, by Andrew Roberts.

Churchill believed that everything that...

Jeremy Blake on April 2, 2020

The Visual Contact Centre

There are 27.8 million households in the UK according to The ONS and we can say that a good proportion of them, right now, have more members of...

Bob Morrell on April 2, 2020

Eleven years ago, we spoke at a conference where we pointed out that targeting was the wrong way to manage and motivate people and Managers should spend their valuable times on other tasks. At the...

Bob Morrell on March 19, 2020

Travel is an industry that is ahead of others when it comes to homeworking. Other companies are having to attempt homeworking for the first time and it’s not easy.

Some managers who see...

Jeremy Blake on March 17, 2020

If circumstances lead you to self-isolate, I suggest you change the way you think about it.

Would you rather be in a state of self-isolation or a state or self-immersion?

Isolation...

Jeremy Blake on March 17, 2020

One of the joys of podcasts is the ability to be doing something else while listening.

I have exhausted my ‘Running Tracks’ and need to download other songs, so for now have discovered ‘The...

Bob Morrell on March 4, 2020

When I look back on what led us to begin our business nearly 20 years ago, one of the reasons was trying to answer this question.

As an employee you work your hours, draw your salary and...

Bob Morrell on February 25, 2020

Over the last 18 months I have eaten in more than my usual share of chain restaurants all around the UK.  Amongst some excellent meals I have noticed three troubling trends, which I fear, if not...