Archive For: Leadership

Wear Their Shoes

The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic.

Coming out of some of their talks, they have placed “Discussion Markers” around the city of Melbourne.

Here is one I saw on Chapel

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Can You See Stars?

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I love starry nights. Even Van Gough’s classic above is fantastic. The problem with living in the city is that they are hard to see.

Last night I drove a friend to a country location where she will

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Let’s Celebrate!

There are so many reasons to celebrate.

Yesterday was Mothers day, my brother also turned 50, my sister has a recently purchased a new house, I just turned 48, my dog is awesome and I have the best wife in

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How Do You See It?

This weekends Certified Speaker Professional Summit was held in Denver Colorado. 

I got so excited because on the second day IT SNOWED! 

Now the others at the conference were less than excited. Snow could mean delays, flight cancellations and missed

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Grand Opening

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WOO HOO!!

I am so excited that after some serious procrastinating, some hard work, bursts of inspiration, serious doubts, more procrastinating, more work, home made design, a lot of interviewing, a stack of support, the kindness of friends and some

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Stop Lying to Your Customer

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Recently my mum got a new car. The Nissan Qashqai (pronounced Cash Ky or Cash Cow as we refer to it). She loves it. It has all the bells and whistles, lots of get up and go and is really

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What’s On Your Mind?

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It was a big weekend after an even bigger week.

Friday I was hosting a client “talk show” to profile their new and upcoming software releases for their top 70 clients. There was a teenage birthday. Saturday had meetings

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Feel The Love?

It was Valentines Day yesterday. The day that cynical people agree card companies and florists created to increase sales.

The less cynical among us would say it is a great day to celebrate our love in the world.

My Mum

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Happy(?) Australia Day

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It’s Australia day again.

It’s a day of celebration in our family because it is my aunty’s birthday (Happy birthday Aunty Glenda!) but it is also a day that has been making me feel more uncomfortable as time passes. It

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What’s Your Policy?

What’s Your Policy?

A few years ago my good friend Simon told me about a recruiting policy that the company he worked for had. It wasn’t a written policy but it was a cultural policy. That is, everyone knew about

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Who Do You Listen To?

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Small minds discuss other people, average minds discuss events and great minds discuss ideas.”
Dr Nido Qubein
said, “Who you spend time with is who you become.”
Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five

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Mindful, Confident and Successful

This afternoon, Zerafina Zara, Therese Sheedy and I had a Blab chat about our upcoming 2016 Kick Start.

We talked about colouring books, mindfulness, communication, listening, success, deep conversations and more.

The conversation goes for about 30 minutes and you

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How Strong is Your Spirit?

Here is a surprise. I went to the boxing on Friday night.  I know, how weird of me!

Now in the words of the late, great Kevin Merry, I am a peace loving man. So it was a little in

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