Businesses in Australia have a great tactical advantage that they rarely use – the mid-year hump. Our End Of Financial Year is 30 June, that time when we all have to finish off stock-takes, accounts, taxes and shop the clearance
Quite a while ago now, I graduated from being called ‘young fella’ to ‘love’ (as in, “Here ya go, luv!”) in the supermarkets. This felt like a graduation to old age, as it’s a way people here in the land
It’s alluring to have a calling to your work: the desire to work in something that you are intensely drawn to, that speaks to your spirit and drives your waking and sleeping hours. Confusing your calling with your job, however,
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The Strategy Retreat is a favoured exercise amongst the C-Suite and many organisations. It’s not a ‘Strategic Retreat’, mind you (although sometimes one wonders), but an opportunity to focus on the strategy of the firm and develop concrete goals, discuss
Watching my daughter’s participation in a rehearsal of a school performance of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, I am reminded what a difference speaking out clearly and energetically makes for communicators.
Too often, speakers and leaders hold back in their delivery and their language and thereby deprive the audience of the benefit of their ideas. It happens in public arenas, meetings and informal discussions. Rehearsing your intent, motive, language and energy all help you to connect with and influence your audience and people.
(This post is the first in a revised and updated version of a series on strategy that I published some time ago. It’s just as relevant as ever.) Strategy – what a wonderful word. Unfortunately, it gets all too bogged
At 1.95 m, he was supposedly too tall to race the 100m. The sports science showed it was all wrong. Even the 200m was a stretch. But in less than 10 seconds, Usain Bolt proved the experts wrong again and won the
[This post has been one of my more popular articles. Enjoy!] While discussing leadership with one of my coaching clients, he commented that part of his leadership development came through owning his own business a number of years ago. Having to
The latest Pokémon craze should get us all concerned about performance I‘ve seen them and you’ve probably already seen them if you live in the US, Australia or NZ – gangs of youths (and adults) who would otherwise be happily and