Something to do on a Monday

Today was my first day back in the office after school holidays… I arrived early, to start sorting through the mail, and messages before the meeting rhythm started. Quite a few of my colleagues were gathering together excitedly – eight of the team were going Sky Diving – including Jemma GM. One of the delegates […]

A big end of financial year blunder

Many businesses are busily planning for the new financial year. We are no different. We have our heads down, reviewing our performance, gathering data and imagining what next year will be like. And the team of course is who we are counting on to deliver the plan. (Business is a people sport after all.) As […]

Generosity Gene – TEDx 24 March 2010

Some weeks ago I shared my challenges in preparing for a presentation for the TEDx Darling Harbor event. I ended up delivering what was on my mind – what drives my, that is what I want to change. The presentation could be no more than 18 minutes, (which is a challenge in itself) and also […]

Super Saver….

My colleague Sarah joined RedBalloon on April Fools Day in 2004 – she is fast approaching her five year anniversary. With any special occasion it gives us a moment to reflect. I’m sure Sarah could share much better than I about the changes she has experienced at RedBalloon…and the ones she has championed. She was […]

An Amazing Experience

This is my ninth RedBalloon Christmas… And so far it has been the most exhilarating. The numbers are way up on last year. All the planning, preparation and investment means that things seem to be going smoothly. No chaos. The team has it all in hand. We are so much bigger now that there are […]

Employer Worst Gifts ever

Given that Christmas is fast approaching.. most businesses have organized what they are giving their people now, but sometimes I shake my head in disbelief as people share with me how thoughtless or simply dumb some employers are about giving a gift. People have worked harder this year than they have in years – and […]

Taking fun seriously.

I participated on a business owners panel last night for the PricewaterhouseCooper Private Clients area. Russel Howcroft asked each of the panelists questions about what we’d learned and how we viewed the economy. Each of us reinforced the importance the people around us. To have a successful brand it is determined by our people moment […]