Business Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

There’s a basic object to enjoying a safe ride on a mountain bike: Look where your going. While the same can be said for business, it’s amazing how many people focus on the obstacles in front of them instead of focusing on the track, but when you fixate on the obstacles which are in your … Read moreBusiness Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

The Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The number one stressors in business are (and may always be) money, and people. In fact, you likely know first hand how much emotional energy and loss of team synergy is wasted on a member of your team that just doesn’t fit the bill. It turns out – the key to managing attitudes in the … Read moreThe Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The Reality of Open Book Management


Truthfully, this is just one reality .. but a good one at that 🙂
Norm Jefferies of Computer Merchants has been running his company for over 20 yrs and I think it’s fair to say, he’s doing a damn fine job at it.
Norm and his team adopted the philosophy of Open  Book Management (OBM) at an early stage and it has become a key part of their culture.
In this interview, Norm shares how they implemented OBM and what the benefits and challenges have been of sharing the numbers within the team. We dive into the specific of day-to-day tactics, how OBM affects performance and how they make it a living and effective tool to align the team.
If you are thinking of implementing Open Book Management or are on the other side and think it’s crazy, either way you’ll get some direct benefit of learning from Norm’s experience.
Enjoy!


 
Links from the interview:
Computer Merchants website – http://www.computermerchants.com.au/
Norm on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/normjefferies
The Great Game of Business – http://greatgame.com/
Ownership thinking – http://www.ownershipthinking.com/

What's Your Daily Number?

What if you had a friend who was trying to lose weight, but they never stepped on a scale and didn’t know their weight when they started? I’m sure, being a good friend you would suggest they find our their true weight, so they could track their changes and get a sense for if they … Read moreWhat's Your Daily Number?

3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

When doing strategic planning, it is essential to gain some insights from your team members on their perceptions of the business, where it’s going, and why things are the way they are. Remember when it comes to your employees, every action they make is a direct result of their perception of the business and their … Read more3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

All Performance is Driven by the Quality of Our Thinking – Interview with Damian McConnell


To download this interview right click here (and choose ‘Save As’)
Damian McConnell has been involved in Personal & Professional Development for the past 16yrs and now brings his message to the business world working with individuals and teams to elevate and improve how they think.
We dive into Goal Setting and how to go about it so that your goals are realized vs just being dreams. Damian has a unique view on this and some powerful ways to go about it.
You may have heard before that your goals need to be ‘realistic’ and ‘achievable’. Damian likes to scrap this approach and his philosophy around this is worth exploring. You might be surprised.
Enjoy the conversation.
Notes: here are some links that were mentioned in this interview
Damian’s website – http://www.mindstoretraining.com.au/
Napoleon Hill – http://www.naphill.org/
Gestalt – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology
90-day planning document

A Better Alternative to New Years Resolutions

Most people acknowledge that New Year’s resolutions rarely work, so why do we keep making them? Is it a moment of drunken utopia that makes us believe that this year is going to be different? The truth is, Jan 1st is just another day in the calendar. There is nothing magical about it. I know … Read moreA Better Alternative to New Years Resolutions

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?