Author Archives: Cherri Holland

About Cherri Holland

Fascinated with business, brains and how to use the brains on the payroll to make business buzz.

Lucy in the sky….

I was struck by an interview with Lucy* a few days ago as she described her work (paying her dues to society) as part of the ground crew setting up for WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance – 17-19 … Continue reading

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All you need is love………

Charles M. Schulz  wrote “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” What’s this to do with business (even if one of the most commercial holidays – Valentine’s Day – is just around the … Continue reading

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Objection, your Honour!

It’s not altogether surprising people get the words objection and objective confused. Sometimes you hear salespeople refer to overcoming objectives instead of overcoming objections (buyer resistance.) Freudian slip? Most people find it dehumanising to be handed ‘down’ objectives by people … Continue reading

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View from the top (Altitude sickness)

For as long as organisations have been exceeding industry benchmarks without traditional hierarchy structures, others have lamented ‘siloed’ organisations, a blame culture and performance failures, while structuring, restructuring and re-restructuring clumsy reporting lines and vertical  hierarchies. As I have observed … Continue reading

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People power reminders

“A cause without committed people gets nowhere and committed people without a unifying cause go nowhere.” Robert Waterman Some focus on the uniqueness of individuals but I prefer to remind myself about the truth of what all people have in … Continue reading

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Mismanagement?

An article entitled: “The two magic words that motivate staff the most” (link below) implores organisations to solve the staff disengagement  issue by saying ‘Thank You’ (and using recognition schemes). This is, in my experience, addressing the wrong issue and … Continue reading

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1,2,3 Transform

No one delights in things done ‘to them’ or thrown ‘at them’. While at uni, I remember being horrified at an experiment where pigeons randomly received food pellets or electric shocks when pressing a lever. They ended up displaying behaviours … Continue reading

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