Collaborative conversation

So, I  picked up the telephone and the conversation was something  like this:Hi Charlie, do you have time for a chat? I’d like to discuss something that is capable of profoundly enhancing your business. Sure Ian, when is good for you? I can do Mon-Thurs morning or Thurs-Friday any time after 2 pm? I met up withContinue reading “Collaborative conversation”

You are the pilot

So, twelve months on, working through a global crisis.Another new financial year and I hope this finds you in that same moment of reflection as it does myself because I want to help with what’s to come. My Wish … My wish to you in the forthcoming new financial year is that the right people knowContinue reading “You are the pilot”

Independence

It was during our regular ‘Weeklybiz’ meeting when Gareth asked the room for their opinion. Gareth is a coach; he has great skills in bringing the best out of people by simplifying the bigger issues. His question today raised great debate … “I’d like to know what makes someone decide to start up a business, workContinue reading “Independence”

It happens, get over it

Growing up in ’50s West Australia, I recall most days were happy, full of fun with two brothers not much younger than me. There’s no doubt our parents, recent immigrants found those early years pretty tough. No promise of prosperity. Dad moved quite a bit with work which meant we moved house often, never settling.Continue reading “It happens, get over it”

Forging the business

I met with Stephen Lunn recently, an artist who has been part of the family-run business since 1974. The renowned foundry itself operating for over a century. During our conversation, I asked Stephen whether he had any business advice, something he may wish to share? Stephen thought for a minute before offering the following tips, genuine ‘goldContinue reading “Forging the business”

I see you!

I was interested to learn recently that, according to a recent Deloitte survey, 59% of consumers say they have  increased their usage of local services and retailers. (< link) With this shift towards local business offering greater support to the surrounding economies, it certainly seems good business sense to play a proactive role in supporting community-level enterpriseContinue reading “I see you!”

To-do, or not …

I know, it’s tough keeping the ‘to-do’ list in check during these distracting times, let alone the ‘bigger picture.’ although that should always be top of the list … where do I wish to go and how am I going to get there? The humble to-do list will keep us on track for the more straight-forwardContinue reading “To-do, or not …”