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Promote a Progress Focus to Boost Creativity

June 21, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Culture Focus

Leaders in today’s context need the capability to cultivate a culture of creativity and innovation. This culture gives teams and organisations a competitive advantage and is the only way to ensure an ongoing adaptiveness to the constant and unending changes we are all experiencing. Harvard researchers, Teresa Amabile and Steven J Kramer, have identified an […]



The Sixth Secret to Success and Inner Peace: You Can’t Solve a Problem with the Same Mind that Created it! (from the work of Dr Wayne Dyer)

May 31, 2016 | Dianna Jacobsen

Feeling disempowered? Stop beating yourself up and change how you are thinking.

What results are you seeing in your life at present? In your relationships, health, prosperity, career, and sense of empowerment and well-being….. Which aspects of your life are not showing the results that you were hoping for by now? Are there people or forces that you are blaming or holding responsible for your current outcomes? […]



How Excellent Leaders Unlock The Magic of Reflection

May 19, 2016 | Sally Dooley

The magic of reflection

Excellent leaders understand that reflection is a central and mandatory part of their leadership practice and prioritise this high importance activity. They recognise that a short term investment of time and focus will reap significant gains in all areas of their lives and work. As leadership expert, Peter Drucker, advocates, ‘Follow effective action with quiet […]



Franchising – The 3 Stage Due Diligence

April 1, 2016 | Simone Pentis

3 stages of due diligence when purchasing a franchise

Deciding you want to become a franchisee can be an exciting as well as daunting time. Depending on the franchise you are looking at entering into, this could involve a small investment with the aim of giving you an extra interest or additional monies, to a full time endeavour that will become your main investment […]



How Many Brains Do You Need To Be Successful?

March 10, 2016 | Sue Lester

Multiple Brains

“How many brains do you need to be successful?” is somewhat of a trick question. You could argue that one well nourished, trained and focussed brain is enough, or that you need many brains to create a supportive team around yourself. Actually, from the individual perspective, to be living more meaningfully, fully and authentically you need […]



What’s Your Word of the Year?

March 1, 2016 | David Solomon

Dr John's Tips

For the past 5 years I have chosen a Word of the Year* as my compass for the forthcoming year. And it’s a strategy that really works. You don’t have to choose a Word of the Year at the beginning of the year – you can start any time – but it does help and […]



Are You Programming Yourself For What You Want…or Don’t Want?

February 11, 2016 | Sue Lester

Team Member Pretense

Whether you are aware of it or not, every moment of every day, with every thought and feeling you have, you are programming yourself.  Consider for a moment what you’ve been thinking or feeling about already today… whatever you were focussing on is on it’s way. (‘Oops!’ or ‘Yay!’ ?) So were you focussed on […]



Shareholder And Partnership Agreements – Essential To A Franchisee’s Longevity

January 19, 2016 | Simone Pentis

Is Franchising For You?

When looking at entering into a franchise with others, I always recommend the parties immediately get together after working out the relevant franchisee entity structure with their legal and accounting advisors, and have a lawyer work with them to create a partnership agreement or shareholder agreement, as appropriate. This assists to ensure that from the […]



Plan Ahead – Bring Purpose and Direction To 2016

January 13, 2016 | Dianna Jacobsen

Foundations

Another new year! Another new beginning! We all love the idea of a fresh start, a chance to re-evaluate our lives, and the opportunity to draw a psychological line in the sand and leave behind the baggage and mistakes of the past year. So, draw a line in the sand, step over it, and spend […]



The Franchisee Structure – Get It Right

December 15, 2015 | Simone Pentis

Taking the time to get your Franchisee structure  right, could save you more than just money in the long run.

The franchisee entity can take many forms, varying from individual sole trader, partnership, joint venture, trust, corporate and/or mix of these structures. While most franchisees tend to operate as a corporate structure, what is the best structure will depend on the personal circumstances of those who will make up the franchisee entity and any franchisor […]