The Trust Problem

The Trust Problem

There is a trust problem in our society and it affects every single one of us every day. The data tells us that the trust problem is only getting worse.     Many years ago I had an startup business, an internet business and we had spent a good year, getting to the point where we were ready to launch. And I engaged a company, a telemarketing company to come in and to run the telemarketing campaign to run the business. So much was hinging on what the telemarketing company did and Read More...

There is a trust problem in our society and it affects every single one of us every day. The data tells us that the trust problem is only getting worse.     Many years ago I had an startup business, an internet business and we had spent a good...

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What Got You Here Wont Get You There | Vlog 24

What Got You Here Wont Get You There | Vlog 24

Talking about the reasons entrepreneurs do what they do, Barbecues, and a book review of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith which looks at the 20 reasons leaders jeapordise their own success and asks which are you suffering from?             Read More...

Talking about the reasons entrepreneurs do what they do, Barbecues, and a book review of What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith which looks at the 20 reasons leaders jeapordise their own success and asks which are you suffering from?          ...

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He Gave Away $400m | Vlog 22

He Gave Away $400m | Vlog 22

Yesterday Andrew Forrest gave away $400m to charity as a wonderful gesture to help others. In this vlog I talk about this gift and The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie.   The Gospel of Wealth article     Read More...

Yesterday Andrew Forrest gave away $400m to charity as a wonderful gesture to help others. In this vlog I talk about this gift and The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie.   The Gospel of Wealth article    

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The Reliable Road to Success | Vlog 21

The Reliable Road to Success | Vlog 21

  Is there a proven path to success? How do people risk success and end up failing? What are the key elements that connect most successful people? In vlog 21 I talk about why it is important to not bet on big deals but to develop a winning, consistent approach to success in business.     Read More...

  Is there a proven path to success? How do people risk success and end up failing? What are the key elements that connect most successful people? In vlog 21 I talk about why it is important to not bet on big deals but to develop a winning, consistent...

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Why you need Big Hairy Audacious Goals | Vlog 20

Why you need Big Hairy Audacious Goals | Vlog 20

Today Short-Termism dominates with organisations only focussed on quarterly results and Governments focussed on the 24 hour news cycle. However only working on short term goals prevent you doing important work that is not urgent and takes a long time to complete. The type of work that takes years of discipline. In this vlog learn why Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) are important, how BHAG’s are built and why you need them. Healthspan vs Lifespan link Healthy Wealthy and Wise Read More...

Today Short-Termism dominates with organisations only focussed on quarterly results and Governments focussed on the 24 hour news cycle. However only working on short term goals prevent you doing important work that is not urgent and takes a long time to complete. The type of work that takes years...

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What is a Great Company? | Vlog 19

What is a Great Company? | Vlog 19

How do you define a great company? What are the 3 attributes that define a great company? What are the 3 disciplines you must master to build a great company? Big isn’t great and great isn’t big. In this vlog I talk about Jim Collins definition of a great company and the 3 disciplines to master in order to build a great company.       Read More...

How do you define a great company? What are the 3 attributes that define a great company? What are the 3 disciplines you must master to build a great company? Big isn't great and great isn't big. In this vlog I talk about Jim Collins definition of a great...

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Why Managers Fail | Vlog 18

Why Managers Fail | Vlog 18

With managers accounting for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement scores, having a manager fail is common. But why do managers fail? I also answer these questions; Why should the term manager be replaced with the term coach? What is the reason a manager exists? What is the difference between a leader and a manager?     d Read More...

With managers accounting for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement scores, having a manager fail is common. But why do managers fail? I also answer these questions; Why should the term manager be replaced with the term coach? What is the reason a manager exists? What is...

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Core Capital Target | Vlog 17

Core Capital Target | Vlog 17

What are the two things that leaders worry about the most? Cash and Digital Disruption. In this vlog I discuss how to achieve the Core Capital Target from Scaling Up, How do you avoid Digital Disruption with Salim Ismail, and how to help a manager achieve their KPI’s. Read More...

What are the two things that leaders worry about the most? Cash and Digital Disruption. In this vlog I discuss how to achieve the Core Capital Target from Scaling Up, How do you avoid Digital Disruption with Salim Ismail, and how to help a manager achieve their KPI's.

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Mastery is Pain | Vlog 16

Mastery is Pain | Vlog 16

  In Vlog 16 I’m talking about the only sport metaphor for business I have ever liked and the analytics behind team work as well as the 3 laws of Mastery and the 3 elements of Motivating People. I begin talking about Ben Darwin from Gain Line Analytics and the article in the Australian Financial Review about how he has found what he calls the Team Work Index to accurately predict what the chances of a sporting team are for winning and why most modern sporting clubs are bound to Read More...

  In Vlog 16 I'm talking about the only sport metaphor for business I have ever liked and the analytics behind team work as well as the 3 laws of Mastery and the 3 elements of Motivating People. I begin talking about Ben Darwin from Gain Line Analytics and...

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Finding good staff

Finding good staff

Talking Stand Up Desks, Vince Lombardi, Telstra customer service, complexity whilst Scaling Up a business and attracting the right candidates What is the ideal, adaptable stand up desk? In Vlog 015 I talk about the ideal stand up desk as well as NFL legend Vince Lombardi and his quote that motivates me. Next I discuss How Telstra customer service has changed and how important it has become to management. Then finally I talk about how complexity increases as you scale a business and why it Read More...

Talking Stand Up Desks, Vince Lombardi, Telstra customer service, complexity whilst Scaling Up a business and attracting the right candidates What is the ideal, adaptable stand up desk? In Vlog 015 I talk about the ideal stand up desk as well as NFL legend Vince Lombardi and his quote that motivates...

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Culture Doesn’t Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Culture Doesn't Eat Strategy for Breakfast

In this vlog I talk about key takeaways from seeing Simon Sinek talk including the 4 key chemicals in the brain which are stimulated within staff depending on how you manage your company culture. These 4 chemicals being; Endorphins Dopamine Serotonin Oxytocin Also I talk about why core purpose is important and the most annoying thing in business meetings. Finally I ask if Peter Drucker was really right when he said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Given the title you can Read More...

In this vlog I talk about key takeaways from seeing Simon Sinek talk including the 4 key chemicals in the brain which are stimulated within staff depending on how you manage your company culture. These 4 chemicals being; Endorphins Dopamine Serotonin Oxytocin Also I talk about why core purpose...

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Start Stop Keep and 4Q

Start Stop Keep and 4Q

In vlog 13 I ask what does it mean to be coachable? Next I discuss how to use the Start Stop Keep tool and how to use the Gazelles 4Q tool to obtain qualitative and quantitative data from customers and employees. In the Start Stop Keep tool we ask; What should we start doing? What should we stop doing? What should we keep doing? In the Gazelles 4Q tool we ask; How are you going? Whats happening in your industry? What do you hear about our competitors? How are we going? Learn more in the Read More...

In vlog 13 I ask what does it mean to be coachable? Next I discuss how to use the Start Stop Keep tool and how to use the Gazelles 4Q tool to obtain qualitative and quantitative data from customers and employees. In the Start Stop Keep tool we ask;...

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Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy

In this VLOG I talk about the 3 most important numbers a CEO should track – Cashflow forecast, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. Also I talk about the difference between Strategy and Tactics and finally I discuss the real enemy of Leadership teams. And it’s not the competition!         Read More...

In this VLOG I talk about the 3 most important numbers a CEO should track - Cashflow forecast, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. Also I talk about the difference between Strategy and Tactics and finally I discuss the real enemy of Leadership teams. And it's not the competition!...

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What is the difference between a Mentor and a Coach? | Vlog 11

What is the difference between a Mentor and a Coach? | Vlog 11

In this vlog I talk about the difference between a business mentor and a business coach. If you are looking for a coach to help with your strategic planning or to guide you through the challenges of being an entrepreneur, should you work with a coach or a mentor?         Read More...

In this vlog I talk about the difference between a business mentor and a business coach. If you are looking for a coach to help with your strategic planning or to guide you through the challenges of being an entrepreneur, should you work with a coach or a mentor?  ...

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It doesn’t make sense

It doesn't make sense

In this blog I talk about the decline of the Australian automotive industry, having a team where middle managers are reluctant to discipline their staff and why a manager should in fact be called a coach.       Read More...

In this blog I talk about the decline of the Australian automotive industry, having a team where middle managers are reluctant to discipline their staff and why a manager should in fact be called a coach.      

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How to create a leadership team

How to create a leadership team

One of the most important factors in scaling up a business from a small business to a faster growing medium sized business is transitioning from the founder or entrepreneur holding all the accountability, to having a leadership team which meets quarterly and performs strategic thinking and execution planning. But how do you build a leadership team? How do you make the transition to having a senior management team who you can trust and will help you to scale the business? In this vlog I look Read More...

One of the most important factors in scaling up a business from a small business to a faster growing medium sized business is transitioning from the founder or entrepreneur holding all the accountability, to having a leadership team which meets quarterly and performs strategic thinking and execution planning. But...

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

  Why do we take holidays? What is the balance that we personally need, and what other balance is required in our personal lives and our business? What is Yin Yang, and does this philosophy provide opportunities for us to improve our businesses?   Can we use the Chinese philosophy of Yin Yang to grow our business?   In this vlog I talk about these questions.     Read More...

  Why do we take holidays? What is the balance that we personally need, and what other balance is required in our personal lives and our business? What is Yin Yang, and does this philosophy provide opportunities for us to improve our businesses?   Can we use the Chinese philosophy...

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Love, Proving you’re right, Being a tougher manager, Get rich quick

Love, Proving you're right, Being a tougher manager, Get rich quick

What is love? What is the difference between hoping to fall in love, falling in love and being in a relationship for 10 years? In this vlog I talk about the differences between these. Also I discuss trying to prove you are right, and whether or not this is a part of your job. Next I answer the question “How can I change my personality to be tougher on my workers?” Finally I discuss successful people and what they have in common to be successful. Hint – there is not get rich Read More...

What is love? What is the difference between hoping to fall in love, falling in love and being in a relationship for 10 years? In this vlog I talk about the differences between these. Also I discuss trying to prove you are right, and whether or not this is...

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28 things I did in 2016

28 things I did in 2016

  In this vlog I discuss the importance of reflection, and how a client discussed with me how he had completely forgotten that he had significant problems in his business earlier this year, and the great results that had been achieved by then end. This prompts me to discuss 28 things I did in 2016, a list of key events and milestones in the past year.         Read More...

  In this vlog I discuss the importance of reflection, and how a client discussed with me how he had completely forgotten that he had significant problems in his business earlier this year, and the great results that had been achieved by then end. This prompts me to discuss 28...

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Circle of Influence, Trump, The Signature of Mediocrity

Circle of Influence, Trump, The Signature of Mediocrity

  In this vlog I talk about the Signature of Mediocrity from Jim Collins and how that relates to Strategic Planning and Execution. Also I walk through one of my favourite hotels, the Blackman hotel from the Art Series group of hotels where the entire theme of the hotel is from Alice in Wonderland. I am asked my thoughts on Donald Trump becoming president, and I relate my perspective using The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and how to use the Circle of Influence to avoid being Read More...

  In this vlog I talk about the Signature of Mediocrity from Jim Collins and how that relates to Strategic Planning and Execution. Also I walk through one of my favourite hotels, the Blackman hotel from the Art Series group of hotels where the entire theme of the hotel is from...

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The $5 Flight Upgrade & How to Increase Accountability

The $5 Flight Upgrade & How to Increase Accountability

In this vlog I demonstrate the $5 flight upgrade, and how you can do it – which you can read about in this blog post.   Also I answer the question “How can I increase accountability within my company ?” In response I talk about how to use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve accountability within a business.               Read More...

In this vlog I demonstrate the $5 flight upgrade, and how you can do it - which you can read about in this blog post.   Also I answer the question "How can I increase accountability within my company ?" In response I talk about how to use Key Performance Indicators...

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What is a culture book and who is the ideal team player

What is a culture book and who is the ideal team player

  In this vlog I talk explain what is a culture book and look at the Zappos culture book, as well as the Australian automotive manufacturing industry, and why it has impacted me. Also I talk about the problem of having a person who doesn’t seem to fit in a team and discuss the new book from Patrick Lencioni, The Ideal Team player.   Read More...

  In this vlog I talk explain what is a culture book and look at the Zappos culture book, as well as the Australian automotive manufacturing industry, and why it has impacted me. Also I talk about the problem of having a person who doesn't seem to fit in...

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