A little bit obsessive…

I am currently working on updating my presentation on leadership versus management and I came across this…I remember when this was released. It demonstrates that to make a difference you must truly make a stand for what you believe in. And be prepared to be different or even a little bit crazy. I do know […]

Love the ones you’re with.

"It is not cash that fuels the journey to the future, but the emotional and intellectual energy of every employee" Hamel and Prahalad, Competing For the Future According to Hewitt 70% of Australian companies currently have head count freezes… makes you think you best make the most of the ones you have.

A business interpretation from President Obama’s speech.

Having listened to President Obama’s inauguration speech – I pondered if parts of it could just as easily apply to business. Any business – whether it be a start-up or an established mature business. This is a bit of what he said: "In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never […]

Mountains out of mole hills

"Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.” Edward de Bono When I read this – I started looking at some of the massive projects I have […]

Recognition leads to Resilience

I found this and thought how apt. "Recognition helps people to be resilient. Businesses right now… they’re trying to survive. And to survive you’ve got to have some psychological resilience. You’ve got to have employees who are positive despite the negative situations around them…. I would argue that recognition is even more important in times […]

Give them something worth saying.

Seth Godin may have written a book about ‘purple cows’ – and the need for businesses to stand out, but the concept has been around for a very long time. Who was it who said there is no such thing as bad publicity – not sure if that is true. I often speak of the […]

Precious Sunday

I have had the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, on my reading list for a very long time. Weekends are so precious to me, but often hectic with young children and many domestic duties to be taken care of. What a treat to sit a read a book on a Sunday. I cannot […]

Postive outlook delivers success.

I read somewhere recently that positive people are far more likely to be successful. I wish I could remember the details because it was fascinating. A study was done by looking at the authenticity of the smile in school photo’s – apparently there is a muscle in every persons face that just cannot lie. If […]

Getting out of your own way..

I have just finished speaking at a conference to an audience of 1000 business owners. Each of them had started their business… done the hard yards… created something from nothing. But the question I asked myself (in my head) as I was shared my story… ‘Why?’ What makes one person get on with it, whilst […]

First Steps..

"Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up to the steps; we must step up the stairs." – Vaclav Havel