Disconnected and distracted the new normal

The disconnected and distracted company is the new normal. The glue that binds people together has withered away. Business as an efficient machine and the exponential growth of technology, the internet and smart phones has turned people into isolated islands and drones. Even worse we are disconnected from our customers. It’s time to rethink how […]

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It can be tough going

Life and business can be hard going. Sometimes things go south and stack up for even the most resilient of us. Events and people can undermine our well being, emotionally, mentally, and physically. We can end up dreading what’s next, and not knowing what to do. It happens to all of us. Getting things in […]

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Doubling – how could you?

Imagine doubling your business. Doubling cash-flow and velocity of cash. Doubling profitability, productivity and performance. What if you could do it without working harder and do it in the same or less time with the same number of people? How? Most would say it’s not possible. But how could you? There is one thing you […]

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Disruption is blindsiding whole industries

We all know that disruption is coming. Where it’s coming from and how to manage it is the million-dollar question. Most don’t realise that the disruption that could really hurt us is more than likely going to come from outside our industry. We don’t even see it coming. It seems obvious after the impact, yet […]

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Are you your company’s biggest chokepoint?

When was the last time you learnt something that would help you be a better business owner? When was the last time you went to something designed to strengthen your skills as a leader? One of the biggest challenges business owners face as their team grows is to make the shift from being the chief […]

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The game of business has changed

Only those businesses who realise things have changed, and that their thinking and doing must change too will survive. Being different in a highly competitive environment is not an option. Competition and demand has changed everything and complexity is increasing. It’s time to rethink business. This applies to for profit and not for profits alike. […]

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The way we are working isn’t working

Operational efficiency gives incremental improvements at best 1% here and there. It does not increase productivity to the magnitude that gives you competitive advantage if at all. Bureaucracy, policy, compliance and rigid process weighs people and businesses down. It’s exhausting and its what everyone else is doing. We live in a time of ever increasing […]

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Everything has a cost

Everything has a cost. You have to pay the price no matter what. Challenge has a price. Fear has a price. Hesitation, regret, choosing not to, not moving forward has a cost. You can invest in you and what you want or pay a price you may not want to. You choose. What would you […]

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Doing twice as much in half the time – hyper productivity!

Forget small improvements in productivity and performance. There are businesses out there that have improvements in productivity and performance that defy traditional thinking or logic. They get improvements of 300% – 400% in a single quarter and quality goes up too. It’s called hyper-productivity. Lets be blunt for a moment. How we work is not […]

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We need a bigger and better conversation

There’s is lots of news about innovation, startups, growth and jobs. If you believe our politicians startups is where innovation happens and it is the main game for the future. There is a more sophisticated conversation to be had around building an ecosystem for entrepreneurship, jobs and growth. Startups have a failure rate of 90% […]

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