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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Organized

Keeping your business organized can be difficult. You may or may not have as much to do compared to a massive company, or even other small businesses, but that does not mean you can afford too not be across everything. Even a ‘little bit’ of…

Positive Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Covid-19 has forced companies to change the way they motivate their employees. Lockdowns all around Australia have pushed us into our largest recession in 30 years. As a result, many small businesses have had to cut many operational costs, including salaries. Predictably, this has not…

The Benefits of Curiosity for Leaders

Curiosity is an attribute that is critical for leaders to succeed in a disruptive world. Agile leaders are those who are highly motivated, have the drive to learn new things and explore. Curiosity is the precursor to these desirable attributes in leaders. What does curiosity…

Adaptive Leadership Is What We Need Right Now

The uncertain times brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 poses unique and new leadership challenges to public health specialists and business leaders. Clearly, the right kind of leadership determines the success of nations and humanity in times of multi-dimensional and complex crises. Leaders are expected…

Making Use of Your Values (Part 3)

How are you making use of your values? Do they enhance your environment?  I’ve been writing about leading by your values in my recent posts. Part 2. Leaders who follow their values are seen as authentic, and are appreciated because they’re genuine and trustworthy. They…

Values – As Warnings (Part 2)

Larsen also states that leaders whose roles are misaligned with their values experience inner conflict, stress, or frustration. It is fairly common in my work as a business coach to come across leaders and business owners who are facing hardships without recognising the reasons. It…

Coaching Conversation (Part 3)

Giving Back the Monkey People don’t need to be managed; they need to be unleashed. ~ Richard Florida, Professor of Urban Theory In 1974, William Oncken wrote one of the two bestselling articles in Harvard Business Review: “Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?” The piece…

Coaching Conversations (Part 2)

I’ve been writing about the need for managers and leaders to improve performance (this post) by helping employees to think better and improve their abilities to problem solve. Until managers learn to do this, they will continue to contribute to employee disengagement. Starting a coaching…

Coaching Conversations (Part 1)

Teaching People to Think Leadership practices need to keep up with the realities of organisational life. There’s an increasing gap between the way employees are managed and how they want to be managed. One cannot teach a man anything. One can only enable him to…

How to Engage with a Disgruntled Customer

One of the common challenges that all businesses must navigate is how to deal with irate or upset customers. It is, after all, a mantra that businesses should always try and please the customer. (Whether this is necessary true is an article for another day.)…

How to Make Your Small Business More Resilient

Resilience is a crucial trait for successful businesses of any size, but smaller endeavors are at higher risk of being negatively impacted by changing market forces or unforeseen events. How you structure and manage your business will be the primary factor in how it reacts…

How SME’s Can Manage Millennials

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Leigh Johnston from Employsure as to how small business owners can recruit, manage, and retain millennial employees. It is called “Managing Millennials with …….”.  My interview is 2nd and starts at 18 minutes. You can listen…

Stopping self destructive behaviour

What happens when a business owner has self-destructive or business harming leadership behaviours? What happens when family members don’t get on well in business? What do we do? How do they change? It makes me think of my favourite skit of all time (watch here),…

Delegation vs. Empowerment

Delegation is good but empowerment is better. Building a business is like one big project in delegation. In the beginning you wear all of the hats and as cash flow allows you methodically hire and train others to do things you no longer have time…

Identifying your target market

Trying to satisfy a wide range of different needs is rarely effective. Splitting your customers into different groups of similar people will enable you to market your products or services specifically to the ones that will be most profitable to you. Identifying your target market…