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And I Thought I was Simply Surfing – Sometimes You are Just in the Wrong Place

And I Thought I was Just Surfing – Sometimes You Are in the Wrong Spot The day was beautiful, the water clean and clear. A slight off shore breeze was stroking the waves to perfection. The little three foot peelers looked inviting and my young fella, Tim and I couldn’t wait to get out there. …

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Anchors and Nooses – Two Big Drains on your Business

Business is a tough game. Continually we need to operate in three areas to ensure we produce consistent outcomes. The businesses we work with are challenged to: Tend to the business. We operate our business daily, tend to the issues and the pressing needs as they arise. Prune the business. At times we all need …

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Working Dead

12 Signs you May be Leading in the Land of the Working Dead.

The land of the working dead conjures up images of workplaces devoid of energy, excitement and results. However, visions may deceive as we have a tendency to obscure reality at times. This could be a workplace closer to home. It could be yours? Is it yours? Often it’s hard to see the wood for the …

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I Don't need a coach

I Don’t Need a Coach, I’m Not the One with the Problem!

I Don’t Need a Coach, I’m Not the One with the Problem! I’ve heard that a few times, mostly in the first meeting with an executive or a skilled professional who I have been asked to coach. The reasons for the coaching are often varied, but usually occur after a company has attempted addressing performance …

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The future of retail lies in its leaders.

The Future of Retail – an Open Letter to Store Managers

Have you wandered around the latest shopping centres lately? What are your thoughts? What are you seeing? What will they look like in five years’ time? What does the future of retail look like? The certainty we face is constant evolution. Constant change. Different dynamics. I fell in love with it when I stumbled into …

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retail communication,

Watch What You Don’t Say!

Communication is vital for every business. Communication to our teams and our customers are part of our daily leadership disciplines. The 5c’s of communication tell us that our communication needs to be: Clear Complete Concise Concrete Correct Communication is best one-on-one as it brings in all aspects of the communication process, the words we use, …

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7 Leadership Skills to Survive the Couples Christmas Shopping Carnage

It’s that time of year where the shops are full and packed, the crowds are frenzied and couples face warfare in their quest for providing the perfect presents for those close to them. Scattered around shopping centres and malls at this time of year are exhausted couples, weighed down by shopping bags and emotional baggage, …

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The Crux of Poor Leadership – “The Powers to Be”

Hands Up if you have ever heard those terms in your corporate career? The Powers to Be or That Powers that Be. Usually uttered by line managers when communicating anything they don’t agree with to their team. Maybe you have heard these examples. “It’s not my decision to reduce our salary expenses, it’s the Powers …

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