Leading a Small Business in the Digital Era

Leading a Small Business in the Digital Era

Leadership styles I travel the country speaking with business owners and the resounding message that I hear time and time again is: “business is not getting any easier”. Finding customers, keeping customers, and creating a thriving workplace in the digital age is...

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Employees: what’s your return on investment?

Employees: what’s your return on investment?

Return on Investing in People It was long ago that I learned in reading Good to Great by Jim Collins that shared values creates team and in my experience, that creates a culture of performance. I find if I’m not sure on how to act regarding a particular decision I...

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Leadership Insights from Julie Bishop

Leadership Insights from Julie Bishop

Leadership strategies for women Who would have thought that Julie Bishop would experience unconscious bias in her workplace — yet she recently described her time in Tony Abbott’s cabinet as “lonely”. One could imagine that sitting in a cabinet meeting full of A-type...

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Culture is worth the investment

Culture is worth the investment

High Performance Cultures It has been a while since I have worked in a big business and I am often asked for career advice on how to get ahead. I have been a leader of people for a long time — not always getting it right. But luckily… more often than not it...

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Procrastination: the enemy of planning

Procrastination: the enemy of planning

Overcoming Procrastination We are all about planning this month in our business community and in sticking to the ‘plan’, I have set aside a whole day to plan for a very busy few months ahead. Yet as I sit down to get things done, I’m finding anything and everything...

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Is your workplace thriving?

Is your workplace thriving?

Thriving Workplaces It is no surprise that when your people thrive, so too does your business. The common theme underpinning thriving businesses is the clear alignment between vision, values and purpose. In successful companies, people know exactly what they stand...

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