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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Buisness plan could backfire

NORAH Casey, CEO of Harmonia and former star of Dragons' Den:

True love doesn't happen instantaneously, and often a lot of work goes into relationships. If you adapted business principles in a personal relationship, it may backfire. As most people are aware, successful businesswoman can be quite formidable. I do think that some women hold back in relationships and are quite happy to wait for men to make most of the decisions.

But in reality, it's best to be proactive and not leave it up to men to take the lead. The healthiest relationships are the ones that have the most balance."

Mary O'Rourke, Politician:

When it comes to relationships, I don't think there is a case for a 'managerial' input. When it comes to the right personal relationships, it has to be a question of give and take with both parties.

Celia Holman-Lee, Model Agent:

Yes, managerial skills are useful, but there have to be joint decisions. It takes a huge understanding of each other, and forgiveness and respect and wanting to work together to stay together. Ger and I have been working together for years and it can be fantastic ... but sometimes it's beyond explosive. But we calm down and work together well because our business gives us what we want and need in life. Happily, when I let loose in front of people at work, it's water over his head.

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