Like me, I thought some of you might find the following tale of interest. It came from a friend of mine, Mike Salter: The story went like this … I spent an hour in the bank with my elderly dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself and asked … ”Dad,Continue reading “People, not devices”
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”
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”
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”
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”
How do we know when the time is right?
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”
Beware those time thieves!
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!”