Archive for the ‘Enriching’ Category

Perspective is power
One person will see the Willow tree as protection from the sun, another, will see the shade it provides as cold and unwelcoming. Another will see the Willow tree as an obstacle in their way, yet one will stop to appreciate its beauty, and yet another wouldn’t even notice the Willow tree – to them, […]
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Some life changing finds
Every year I stumble across a whole lot of cool new things – books, apps, music, websites. They make life a little easier and/or a little more interesting. Sometimes I find things that are cutting-edge, sometimes I’m a bit late to the game. But they’re new to me and help me grow as a person. […]
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One-sentence-story
A tale of change and adaption. In March 2020 the world changed. Many thought it would revert quickly to life as it was before and that our behaviours would also revert to what we were used to and comfortable with. But it has not been so. We are now a society of masks. Yet in […]
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What makes GS different?
It’s almost cliché, just about every business out there wants to believe they are different. But I thought it may be interesting to hear what makes Gilligan Sheppard stand out, from an employee point of view. It was 2003 and I was pregnant. As I had difficulty conceiving, this was a time of immense joy. […]
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Why your debt story matters
I have been compiling articles into a book based on wealth and succession – a series written by Bruce Sheppard and some of his professional colleagues. One such article was “Why your family wealth story matters.” It encourages you to talk about how your family’s wealth was created. Various reasonings, but essentially the advice was […]
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A world where trust trumps fear
Whilst the lockdowns of sixteen months ago affected everyone’s lives differently, it gave us time to gain perspective and adjust our priorities (and no – this is not another Covid article). For many, being required to physically distance ourselves from our families, friends, and generally others has reminded us how important human contact and connection […]
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The three C’s
For those of you who attended our recent event on business growth, you would have heard Liam Forde from ‘The Zone’ talk about the role of human engagement in successful business execution, and the tools essential to optimise that. I was introduced to Liam by a mutual friend over 20 years ago, that’s two decades […]
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“The best advice I got from Coopers & Lybrand? Go see Gilligan Sheppard.”
Liam Forde’s company The Zone works with companies around the world, creating high performance teams that embrace challenge, promote collaboration, and develop inspiring, empowering environments. He helps businesses to be more human, so it makes sense that he would naturally align with an accountant who considers the human dimension, not just facts, files, and numbers. […]
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The word “busy” – Bad, rude or a warning sign?
Busy – it’s a phrase I’ve been using a lot lately, when someone asks, “How are you?” my go-to-answer has been “Busy!” The dictionary has ‘similar’ words associated with busy in the negative… Busy (bizi) Adjective: having a great deal to do – hard-pressed / time-poor / have one’s hands full Verb: keep oneself occupied […]
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The five keys to a harmonious workplace
It is crucial to feel comfortable at work because you spend one third of your life there! For your employees to have a sense of pride and belonging in the workplace, it’s important to have a healthy and positive work culture. One of the most important criteria is that employees feel free to share their […]
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