Winter 2015


Leadership style, by Lynda Russell-Whitaker

At this time of the year, when Christmas is fast upon us, millions of people continue to celebrate the birth of a religious leader that occurred more than two thousand years ago. Therefore, I have been musing on what for me are the essential characteristics of a great leader, not then but now, in the […]


Ho ho um ho, by Alastair Grant

Most of us suffer from a few umms and errs as we speak. They are a type of disfluency, and sit alongside other impediments such as words and expressions that add no value, for example ‘you know’, and ‘like’ or simply repeating words or phrases. They are all ‘vocal fillers’. There are many more! How […]


Storytelling for business: narratives at work, by Richard Keith

Christmas is a time for stories. The nativity is probably the most well-known story in Western culture. You know you will hear in the coming weeks, especially if you go to church. From priests to advertisers (John Lewis’ annual Christmas advert, anyone?) it seems that many know that we are highly receptive to the narrative […]


Squeezing the Satsuma (part 2), by Ewan Pearson

Christmas is a ‘fruity’ time, and so it’s appropriate to squeeze the rest of the juice out of this story, to crack a few nuts and to get the core of the meaty content. For those unfamiliar with our last Journal, Edition 57, it is the hot story of the age: how to win business […]


58th Edition

Here is our 58th 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 […]