onboarding
Melina Gillies

The Onboarding Failures That Are Costing You Big

Finding (and keeping) great employees is consistently listed as a top concern of business owners. In fact, a recent study indicates anywhere between 10-25% of new employees jump ship within their first six months on the job. That’s a frustrating and expensive prospect on both sides of the coin, and one which could be greatly

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effective marketing
Jamie Cunningham

Simple and Effective Marketing

Effective Marketing of your business can be an extremely simple endeavour if you allow it to be. You already have all you need to get out there and make it happen. The best way to approach your business marketing is to think about the problems your potential ideal customers face and provide educational content around

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Jamie Cunningham

Emotion Can be a Business Asset

Time to Watch: 4:34 It’s important to know what your goal is and how you’re going to execute it, but sometimes one of the missing ingredients is having the emotional leverage or clarity around why you’re going for something and the drive to see it through. This clarity of emotion is a business strength you

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Jamie Cunningham

How to Create a Profit Model

Time to Watch: 5:56 well-spent minutesDo you have a current profit model? Have you ever wondered about which changes in your business will make the biggest impact on your bottom line? Is so, you’re not alone – and this is the right place to be to find out the answer. This video tells you, with

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How to Avoid Being a Bad Boss
Jamie Cunningham

How to Avoid Being That Boss

Time to Watch: 3:16 Whether you call yourself a Boss, Leader, or Owner, there’s a very fine line between setting the pace and driving the pace. Knowing the difference is critical to the health of your team. It’s easy to fall into the trap of “Boss think” on this one, and it can be detrimental

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Jamie Cunningham

An Important Lesson in Self-Reflection

In helping others to create the best businesses possible, one key ingredient for high levels of success (as I preach to my clients), is radical responsibility. The following is a story about how I recently failed to do just that. What does radical responsibility mean? It means accepting that you have 100% control of your

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Jamie Cunningham

8 Critical Questions to Ask Your Business-Self Before 2018

For all you ‘A type’ business owners out there, how many of you (like me, many times) find yourselves always charging from goal to goal in the pursuit of evermore? You know where this is leading right? The power of taking some time out to ask critical questions and reflect on what ‘has been’ is

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Melina Gillies

If This Is How You Handle Employee Performance, You’re Doing it Wrong

The Employee Performance Problem Ask any well-meaning manager what an employee performance appraisal should accomplish, and you’ll usually hear answers along the lines of: “to categorize the organization, improve employee performance and boost motivation.” While these are all critical aims for an organization if the answer to how they currently accomplish this is through an

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Jamie Cunningham

Why Negativity Makes You a Better Decision Maker

When making important decisions, we are often told, it’s critical to have a positive mindset. And it’s common for optimists everywhere to shut out the negativity of those around us in favour of the rose-coloured outlook. However, there is incredible power in harnessing that negative vibe from others and using it an alternative outlook that

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Jamie Cunningham

5 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

When we started working with Adam he told us he didn’t have the time to measure stuff, let alone the time to compile and analyse the results. Adam’s situation is typical of many small business owners. While not all our clients say it to our face, we can see the anguish on their face when

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