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Do You Need To Love What You Do?

December 1, 2016 | David Solomon

Love the work you do

Perhaps you’re feeling indifference where there ought to be passion? Apathy where there should be purpose? Resignation where there should be excitement? The reality for many business owners is that you’ve worked hard, you’ve done all that you thought you were supposed to do, and now you’ve reached a point of disillusionment. You might even […]



How To 10X The Effectiveness of Your Delegation

November 9, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Stop trying to juggle it all yourself and learn how to delegate.  The fact is, if you're not capable of delegating management will not view you as leadership material.

Delegation is a critical leadership skill and in my experience as a leadership coach and facilitator,  it is not done well at any level in many organisations! Leaders and managers frequently miss out on the opportunity to build capability and improve productivity; engage and motivate their team; align their own and other’s strengths and passions […]



Are You Missing in Action?

October 17, 2016 | Sue Lester

Feeling worn out and exhausted? Try reconnecting with the joy and excitement in your life.

Have you gone missing in action?  Yes, you’re physically still present, rushing here and there, juggling home and work commitments.  Your family, staff and clients can see your body, but where are you? The real you, inside, the you that was always fun, with a taste for adventure in life – do you even remember […]



Why You Need To Become A Storyteller

September 22, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

Cartoon man playing on tablet with icons around him

In today’s business, communications and media climate, you also need to know how to be a storyteller. To be competitive in your business, you have to learn how to tell your narrative and share it widely. Although long-form and conventional journalism now share the stage with messages of 140 characters or less and images that […]



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 […]