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About paulhopwood

Teaching, guiding and mentoring professional service firms and successful business owners, providing them with time to think. Love family, reading and walking. Brighton UK www.paulhopwoodconsulting.co.uk

Return on the time invested in social media

My last blog post centred around some of the negatives of social media, as I see them. This time, I wanted to share a couple of positives. First of all, I had a referral to a prospective client this week. … Continue reading

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Sycophant, narcissist or value-giver?

OK, so this is probably a fairly provocative thought-piece on the use of social media, so feel free to either strongly agree or disagree at your discretion. I’ve been using social media for quite a while. As with most things, … Continue reading

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Supercharge your learning with an online program

Our new “Time Management” online course is released today. If you ask people ‘How are you?’ the typical response from most is ‘busy’. Time and priority management is a big issue for everyone. No matter who you are, your social … Continue reading

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Peer group for directors and owners

In sociology, a peer group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests, age, background, or social status. The members of this group are likely to influence the person’s beliefs and behaviours.  (Wikipedia) … Continue reading

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Is cold marketing dead?

I’ve been predicting for a while that most requests for opt-in to email lists will get very poor responses in the run up to GDPR. No surprise – it’s a great opportunity to declutter the inbox of all the spammy … Continue reading

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Blended leadership academies flying off the shelves.

Today I start another new Blended Leadership Academy with initial 121’s to set individual goals for the program, so the delegates and sponsoring company can measure the return on investment. Quite a small program this time with 4 rising stars … Continue reading

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Are you self-actualising yet?

It’s pretty exciting having just had my 58th birthday to feel that every day I’m doing the work I have been preparing for over decades. By way of example: a 4.30am start and in London today to run a soft-selling workshop … Continue reading

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