business mindset

MINDSet: Presentations With Confidence

MINDSet: Presentations With Confidence

Author and speaker Simon Raybould gave MINT members a training session on delivering presentations with confidence. I spent 24 years as research scientist at somewhere called CURDS, the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies. At the time, it was the UK's...

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Is it the right thing to do? It almost seems uncouth to mention it. With so many people struggling, I’ve had so many conversations with business owners who’ve been reticent to speak about the positive impact this current time has had on them and their businesses. It’s...

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

One year ago, we cancelled our MINT Taster event in Teesside and the world was thrown upside down. I remember procrastinating over and over the decision; do we really need to cancel the event, it has been so long in the planning, is this Covid thing really going to...

Lose the Sergeant Major

Lose the Sergeant Major

Have you felt it?  I’m curious to know. If you’ve spent any time on social media, I’m sure you will.  You might have noticed it this morning reading LinkedIn, your usual paper, or listening to the radio.  I’ve felt it enormously and loudly over the last three weeks. ...

Five Secrets of Successful Relationships

Five Secrets of Successful Relationships

I’ve recently been reading articles and books about relationships; not necessarily the romantic kind (although they’re included) but any person (or animal according to one writer) with whom we have a connection. This could be at home, at work, during sport, when we’re...