Are you Ignoring a Better Version of Yourself?

The great thing about the world we live in, is that we don’t need to look too far to find out where we need to improve. All around us, the world is giving us feedback which can guide us on the actions and decisions which will generate a better business and a better life. In the world … Read moreAre you Ignoring a Better Version of Yourself?

Culture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Today, we sat down with Aaron Lavell, Managing Director with WMS Chartered Accountants, to speak about the shift in workplace culture which led to the creation of WMS, and their fantastic culture growth which has seen them grow to be one of the Gold Coast’s largest professional firms. . Aaron tells us why principles matter … Read moreCulture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Are You Feeling Dangerous or Defeated?

When you experienced your most recent success—think back to how you were feeling leading up to that event. Were you feeling skeptical, afraid, or tentative? Or were the feelings more like ‘confident, excited, anticipation’? It might sound like a silly question. You might be thinking “well of course I was feeling good”. Well, the next … Read moreAre You Feeling Dangerous or Defeated?

The Top 5 Technologies That Could Disrupt Your Business and Industry

There are massive technological changes coming and they are happening faster than you think. The good news is there is just as much opportunity in these changes as there is risk for your business. I recently spent two days in Melbourne studying with Roger Hamilton, where he shared these technology trends. For more detailed reading on … Read moreThe Top 5 Technologies That Could Disrupt Your Business and Industry

How to Hire GREAT people

WARNING! – Long BUT massively value packed post. Hiring is probably one of the most important areas for any business owner and while most may know that, it is usually a task that has the most disproportionate amount of time allocated to it. As owners we tend to focus on the things that give us more tangible immediate … Read moreHow to Hire GREAT people

Book Review – The Checklist Manifesto

I’d heard this book referenced many times so it was time to check it out. Here are the highlights. It is a pretty quick read and has some interesting stories. I’d recommend the read. I found of particular interest, the points that give instruction on how to create effective checklists (points 10 – 15). Enjoy. … Read moreBook Review – The Checklist Manifesto

An Interview with Nicole Pereira

As a business leader, it is my firm belief that there countless lessons we can learn from other business owners who have traveled the road before us.
Introducing Nicole Pereira.
Nicole is a second generation business owner who owns and manages the Honda Dealership in Cambridge Ontario Canada. I had the privilege of working with Nicole and helping her on her journey and now she shares with us some of the insights she’s collected not just through working with me but throughout her whole business career.
Nicole’s journey is an interesting one. I won’t spoil it here but I suspect many of the challenges she has gone through will resonate with many of you. Particularly those in the next generation seat.
We dive into many areas; her struggle with self belief, her philosophy around team, recruiting and also the dynamics of family business.
I actually did this interview back in March last year and now was the time to share it. Enjoy the discussion.
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Do Your People Want To, or Feel They Have To?

There are not many businesses out there where the results are not massively affected by the people who work there. In fact, there are none.Knowing this is true, how much effort and emphasis should be placed on your philosophy and practices concerning your people? Tons.I commonly hear Business Owners complaining about how hard it is … Read moreDo Your People Want To, or Feel They Have To?