Summer 2016


Illuminating negotiating, by Richard Keith

After Alastair’s mainly philosophical article, here are some more practical tips for the thrust and parry of negotiating. Some have argued that life itself is one long negotiation. Balancing our desires with the desires of others is a daily occurrence that often requires skilful communication. Post-Brexit, the UK is now beginning one of the most […]


The Fourth Doll, by Alastair Grant

In 2007 I wrote an article on negotiation based on idea of the three Russian Dolls. But I now think there is a fourth one. So, what has prompted this radical change of view?! Well, it’s down to a recent negotiation of my own, rather than any client work. A close relative of mine, in her […]


The mental simulator, by Lynda Russell-Whitaker

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”   Sir Winston Churchill Churchill may have been referring more broadly about ‘attitude’; here I’m going to write about it quite specifically as it relates to spoken communications. I am sure, however, that attitude does make a big difference. The attitude, or in Neuro Linguistic Programming […]


In Vidi we trust, by Ewan Pearson

I recently saw a table of data comparing air quality in the last 5 Summer Olympic cities. Rio was second worst to Beijing. London was best. I am sure the data were sound, although no source was given. Perhaps the IOC? I should stress that in writing this article for you I have not been […]


60th Edition

Here is our 60th GPB journal. It is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, business development.  Please write back if you wish to comment and – on behalf of our team of Richard, Alastair, Tim, Lynda and myself – we hope you’ll enjoy reading […]