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So far Richard Maybury has created 326 blog entries.

What is a business for? The Milton Friedman Profit principle; Social Value; Purpose redefined

By |2018-11-01T17:15:28+00:00November 1st, 2018|Define Purpose|

Recently I was a speaker, representing myself and the Institute of Directors, on a panel at the opening session of the #WeAreSurrey2018 conference with Surrey County Council. The theme of the session was ‘Is social value good for business?’. The clear consensus was that #Socialvalue is indeed good for [...]

Happy 21st Birthday Microsoft Outlook

By |2018-09-30T21:06:31+00:00November 24th, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Microsoft Outlook turned 21 on 16th November 2017. Birthdays and anniversaries are a good time to reflect on the past, rejoice in the present and re-appraise the future. Perhaps now would be a good time to look again at how you are managing yourself, your workload and the results you [...]

Office365 November update impacts Outlook 2016 customisation – Free workaround

By |2018-09-05T16:51:38+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management, Leveraging technology to improve productivity, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

When I support clients in working smarter on their critical results and competing priorities I inevitably help them use technology smarter as well. Microsoft Office365 and Outlook are particularly important tools for my clients. Office365 is constantly being updated and extended and sometimes those updates [...]

7 reasons to attend the Growth Through Talent Planning conference

By |2017-10-30T06:53:26+00:00October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On 15th November 2017 the IoD and the CIPD will be hosting a joint conference on 'Growth Through Talent Planning' in the Guildford Harbour Hotel between 07:00 and 10:30. Tickets cost £25, reduced to £15 for IoD and CIPD members. I have set out 7 reasons why I think it [...]

My free Welding Purpose to Priorities webinar for the IoD is open to all via the text link below

By |2017-10-17T15:41:48+00:00August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Here is the link to book into my IoD Advance webinar on Tuesday 5th September between 11:00 and 12:00: Click to book . I have just heard from the IoD that you don't have to be a member to attend this session. In this hour I will be sharing hard earned [...]

Making Office 365 work better with other software tools

By |2017-07-19T17:24:47+00:00July 19th, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management, Leveraging technology to improve productivity|

Most of us who use Microsoft Office as a primary productivity business tool also use other software based tools or platforms which synchronise with Office, especially Microsoft Outlook. I’m thinking here about CRM tools, Client or Case Management systems and Project Management tools. This works really well until the latest [...]

The inconvenient truth within the world’s most famous SMART goal statement

By |2017-06-19T17:41:39+00:00June 19th, 2017|Goal creation and control|

If you study Goal setting in any way, you have probably come across President John F Kennedy’s famous goal about the Moon mission in 1961. Here is something important that many people don’t know about that famous SMART goal statement. Something I think it is equally important for us personally [...]

A lesson from Elite sports for business owners who also have to sell

By |2017-06-12T15:34:59+00:00May 9th, 2017|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

An insight for accidental salespeople; those people building a business out of something they love and care deeply about who also have to sell their product or service to others. Seasoned Sales Professionals might find the reminder useful. I was connecting dots backwards, yesterday, on the ruthless reality of winning [...]

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