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How We Grew Revenue 30% in 60 Days – Without Spending A Cent

Do you assume that the role of marketing is limited to you (the business owner), and whoever is in the “marketing” team or department? It doesn’t have to be. And if it is, you’re really...
The Best Leaders Don't Shout

What Defines A Great Leader?

The Best Leaders Don't Shout The best leaders don't shout, but they do communicate. The best leaders don't stand above their people, but alongside them. The best leaders don't make waves, but they make ripples throughout the...
Problem solving methodology

Are You Reacting To Problems – Instead Of Solving Them?

The problem with problem solving is that we're getting worse at it, and 50% of business solutions are failing to solve the problem they're intended to solve. The answer isn't simply to improve problem...
Performance appraisal

Is It The End For Performance Appraisals?

Are Performance Appraisals Effective? No one is more pleased than me to see the debate about the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of what has become known as the annual performance appraisal, and ranking process. Most recently...

6 Ways To Motivate Your Employees To Excel

We all know what a difference employee motivation can make in business, so I thought I'd share a few of the staff motivation techniques that have really worked for my clients. But, let's start at...
Next financial crisis

5 Ways To Prepare Your Business For The Next Financial Crisis

IS THE NEXT GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ON IT’S WAY? The world’s sharemarkets have had a bumpy month. Australia’s housing market is under price pressure and the word is that the same tensions might come here....
6 Tips To Shine Brightly

6 Tips To Dazzle Your Customers With Your Business Brilliance – Repeatedly

When it comes to business, marketing and sales, you really have only one time to make a good first impression. However, there is absolutely no reason you cannot make a good impression time and...
Business partnership

Thinking Of Entering Into A Business Partnership? – Stop: And Read This First

It is often said that going into a business partnership is just as complex and involved as a marriage.  In my experience I would strongly agree with this. And it isn't something to enter...
Talk with customers

Your First 30 Days In A New Leadership Role – Slow Down

Having just returned from holiday, I was surprised to get a call from a former client. His purpose in calling me was quite straightforward. He had been appointed to a new senior management role. It...

The Power Of “I Don’t Know”

There are three little words that are often hidden away – afraid to be exposed to the light of day. They’re easy to say, hard to admit, and immensely powerful. These potentially magical words...