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Monaco - Mary-Rose McLean

Monaco is the capital of glam, glitz, casinos and partying like a celebrity. With casinos, azure blue sea views, Michelin starred restaurants and icons like Princess Grace of Monaco, it’s no surprise it’s also a top location choice for feature films. From Princess Grace biopics to a musical tragedy, all human life is in these […]

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Woman writing - Mary-Rose McLean

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George S Patton said that. And while he was a military general with different criteria to business leaders, the thrust of his message is the same. He knew that if his leadership was weak then […]

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Business leader - Mary-Rose McLean

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States. President Adams said this in the early 19th century, but it holds true today. In fact, the resonance of this statement blasts through any modern business […]

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Monaco on a budget? Yes, it is possible! Here are my tips for ways to enjoy this beautiful principality without breaking the bank. If you are thinking that Monaco is only home to the rich and famous, you’d be (half) wrong. There’s no doubt that we live among some of the richest people in the […]

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people-woman-coffee-meeting - Mary-Rose McLean

Your mind is just a muscle – you can train it to find creative solutions for any problem. Here’s how to turn business problems into opportunities. Everyone has something that fuels their passion, kickstarts their day and feeds their ambition. Reach inside and you know what I mean. Something in you wants to succeed and […]

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Day out in Monaco - Mary-Rose McLean

One day is all it takes to fall in love. And one day in Monaco will mean you never want to leave! Before I moved to Monaco, just hearing its name would conjure up visions of superyachts moored in sparkling blue water, 007 himself, the Grand Prix and everything glamorous and expensive. I’m happy to […]

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Falling dominos - Mary-Rose McLean

Keeping your head in a crisis is a fundamental part of being an effective business leader. And when a crisis hits a business, good leadership can mean the difference between surviving and crashing out. It can seem like almost everything has changed over the last decade in the way we do business. The digital revolution […]

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Technology at once frees us and isolates us. With work a more nebulous concept rather than a destination, how should effective leadership work in the age of isolation? The unstoppable development of technology has completely changed the way we live and work. Our workplaces are always connected, and always on. Video conferences link remote workers, […]

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Marker pen highlighting 'leadership' - Mary-Rose McLean

Good business leaders understand effective goal setting. And they never give up. If you’ve ever made a new year’s resolution, you know how easy it is to drop it by February. Vague ideas of what you’d like to do, or what you should do, rarely translate to effective change. And it’s the same in business. […]

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