Paul Whalley

Paul Whalley is a Professional Engineer with an MBA and a post master’s certificate in Leadership Coaching. He is a certified Management Consultant and Master Coach and is accredited with the Institute for Independent Business as well as being a Founders Circle member of the John Maxwell Team of trainers, speakers and coaches. He has over twenty five years of corporate global leadership experience and currently runs a professional services company focusing on strategy, change management, and leadership. He is a co-developer of the PowerUp range of coaching and consulting business solutions and can be contacted at

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What bosses should never make employees do

As a boss, you have a lot of power. But you need to be smart about how you use it. Here are seven things you need to avoid:

1. You make employees evaluate themselves

Self-evaluations may sound empowering or inclusive but are almost always a waste of time.

How to Make “High-Quality Connections”

Jane Dutton, professor of business administration at the University of
Michigan and author of the 2003 book, “Energize
Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work”,
says the key to building a healthy and energizing

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6 Ways to Drive Massive Referrals

John Ruhlin, the founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group, a North Canton, Ohio based firm that specialises in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients tells you not to plead, bribe or send chintzy gift cards!

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Qualities of Smart Business People

I recently came across an old article by Sherre Campbell where she identifies 15 Qualities of “Smart” Business People. This definitely gets you thinking about your own qualities and those in your team. Well worth a read.

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