Found this great site while searching the internet:
Marsha Wright is having a wonderful Christmas Party this Tuesday – can you make it?
It’s free but a charity event for the Nicole Scott Lupus Fund.
Nicole Scott is a 13 year old girl who is suffering terribly from Lupus and needs to attend treatment in America in order to have a normal standard of life.
She is currently in hospital and has raised nearly £1,000 of the £4,000 needed in January to travel for treatment.
We’re doing lots of activities it’s gonna be super fun! You can get a ticket or more information from: http://partywithmarsha.eventbrite.com.
There will be:
* Cashflow 101 board-game
* Food and Drink (bring a bottle or munchies please)
* Murder Mystery…
Sorry for the late notice but we only just heard about it and thought it would be nice to invite you too.
Hope to see you there,
Contact Marsha Wright’s office for more info:
Tel: 0207 1 830 930
and check out http://www.marshawright.co.uk
20. Learn to say ‘no’
It’s easy to capitulate to the demands of a screaming child in a packed Woolworths on a Saturday afternoon. But don’t do it. Similarly, how often does a ‘swift half’ after work turn into a £40 drinking session? Saying ‘no’ a few times a year will do wonders for your bank account.
by: Neil Eskelin, Source Unknown
Alexander the Great, the Greek king, once led his troops across a hot, arid desert. After nearly two weeks of marching, he and his soldiers were near death from thirst, yet Alexander pushed ahead.
In the noonday sun, two of his scouts brought what little water they were able to find. It barely filled a cup. Alexander’s troops were shocked with he poured the water into the burning sand.
The king said, “It is of no use for one to drink when many thirst.”
Treating those who report to you as partners or associates will not work if it’s only a scheme of a strategy. It must be a genuine heart-felt expression.
When we truly believe in the potential of people, they rarely disappoint us. That is one of the messages of Max DePree, in his perceptive book, “Leadership is an Art.” He recommends becoming “abandoned to the strength of others — of admitting that we cannot know or do everything.”
Starting today, vow that you will treat your associates as partners, not subordinates.
by: Michele Milligan, Source Unknown
The following was written by a high school student writing an essay for her final exam:
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles… they don’t flock, you find them one at a time.” Hard work, profound dedication, and encouragement toward others are what entitle an individual to be a leader.
A strong work ethic is one important quality of an adroit leader. As the saying goes: “There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy.” Hard work and intense dedication can only make you better, both mentally and skillfully. If others see one person working as hard as they can 100% of the time, they will work harder for that one person. No matter how unmotivated people are, if just one person steps up and takes the lead, everybody else will follow. Leaders motivate others.
Many people find themselves working harder when they know that they get something out of it. Just by hearing a few pushing words that motivate and encourage, people force themselves to work harder. Leaders are usually the ones who ignore their own accomplishments to commend others for theirs. The leader keeps everybody’s head up at all times, as they work harder and harder, and more diligently toward their goals. The number one thing that a leader tries to avoid is making people feel guilty or to look down on them because leaders bring others higher in the world, usually with the result being success. As a noble person once said, “There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come through encouragement from someone else.”
Hard work from one person makes other work harder. Vehement dedication shows others the success that comes through it. Encouragement and support for others make others feel good about themselves and give them something else to work for. These are all very significant traits that a leader must possess. Don’t wait around for things to happen, make this world what you really want it to be, be a leader.
Okay, so I know it’s a day late, but hopefully you haven’t seen it yet (or read about the outcry it’s caused) and you’ll learn something new from this post!
Chancellor Alistair Darling’s Pre-Budget Report is one of the most important Pre-Budget Reports in living memory. Unlike the rest of the G20, the UK is the only country still stuck in recession after its economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter in November. With the projected fiscal deficits for 2009/10 and 2010/11 being revised upwards from £175bn, businesses are facing more attempts by the government to claw back cash.
Here it is at a glance:
-50% levy on bank bonuses over £25K
-inheritance tax threshold frozen
-state pension up by 2.5% in april
-borrowing to hit £178BN this year
-vat will go back to 17.5% on January 1
-bingo duty to be cut from 22 to 20%
-return to growth in fourth quarter
-green payment to scrap old boilers
So, what does it mean for you or your business? Well, first of all, the VAT going up means your prices will go up and those of your suppliers! What else? A new green agenda, staffing issues, national insurance rises, corporation tax, VAT and stamp duty! Businesses need to react quickly or face being outdone by the competition.
What does the pre-budget report mean or your business?