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Sharing our journey as we build and support our business partners.
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Fully charged: The motivated life!

Our monthly November breakfast saw us welcome back Dr Tharaka Gunarathne. Since his debut talk at TEDx 2016, Tharaka has been invited to speak at various events across Aberdeen in helping people shift the way they think to gain more freedom in life and increased results. A graduate from University of Aberdeen Medical School he […]

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A view from both sides at the top!

Friday 7th October 2016,  saw The Business Connection welcome Ian Marchant, Chairman of Wood Group, an Aberdeen Headquartered global business with in excess of 32,000 staff, to share at our monthly breakfast,  his view from both sides at the top!  Ian, a committed Christian, gave us three tips on leadership synonymous with the 3 point sermon […]

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5 Gears
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How to be present and productive when there is never enough time!

Wow! What a question and one regularly asked by people that The Business Connection support.  This led to an invitation to Eddie Bracler, based in Edinburgh, who gave an informative and practical talk on ‘5 gears: how to be present and productive when there is never enough time.’   With massive lay offs in Aberdeen those […]

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Work, rest, work, rest – is there an end to the vicious circle?

Glad it’s nearly the end of that week? If you’re anything like me, your Christmas holidays are a dim and distant memory. You already feel tired and are looking to ‘switch off’.  Perhaps you have even booked a holiday for 2016 so you have something to look forward to. It’s a vicious circle; work, rest, work, rest, […]

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Be intentionally ‘Beyond You’

Many times, practicing “Beyond You” leadership isn’t instinctive or natural for us.  How we intentionally choose to lead others in a way that empowers them and helps us become better leaders is a challenge. The following strategies recommended by Andy Stanley help you to see beyond yourself; 1. Make as few decisions as possible: Empower […]

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Discover The Business Connection

Business has changed. We all know that business is built on relationships and relationships at work come with expectations. Our relationships with our customers, our colleagues and our contacts all bring expectations of what we will do, by when and how we will do it. A firm handshake and an exchange of business cards has […]

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14 lessons from the crucible

14 Lessons from the crucible – walking with the Lord in the furnace of secular employment Let me cut to the chase: in my early 20’s I thought I was going to be a missionary, in my late 20’s and early 30’s I became convinced I was being called to ministry of the word, thinking that […]

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