Archive For: Management

Get On Board

I was fortunate enough to have a flight on the new Melbourne Star a couple of weeks ago.

Yes… it is called a flight. For some it is the flight of the Phoenix

Melbourne wheel has a troubled past and …

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What Does 2014 Hold?

What Does 2014 Hold?

Whew…. that last year seemed to fly by. I am sure that you achieved some great things, saw some amazing things and had some fantastic conversations with fabulous people.

So what does 2014 hold for you?…

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You Know Better Than That!

You Know Better Than That!

A good friend of mine is going for a senior postion at a very large company.

As a manager, they are AWESOME!

  • They have stood toe to toe with union officials and negotiated powerful outcomes

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How is Your Attitude?

How Is Your Attitude?

Last week I was on radio talking about mentoring and some of the techniques to get better results. One of the questions that came up from a listener was “What are the best attributes to have

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The Secret to Getting What You Want

Turns out, that secret is to give others what they want

What Do You Get?

Big Brother

So often when I talk with people at conferences, their focus is “What do you get?” It was a delight to spend time with some people whose focus was “What can I give?”

I had the …

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What’s Your Solution?

What’s Your Solution?

I am up in the lovely state of Queensland visiting clients and doing some tech support for my mum and I have to say it, mum’s boyfriend is a very handy dude.

He loves working in the …

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It WILL NOT Work – My TEDx Story

TEDxMelbourne

I was fortunate enough to be the Master of Ceremonies for TEDxMelbourne yesterday.

It was a great day. The theme was City2.0  With unprecedented urbanisation, how do we prepare for the cities of the future.

Unlike the usual TEDx event, …

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Got Leverage?

Got Leverage?

Leveraged PropertyArchimedes (the mathematical legend) said something to the effect of, “Give me a lever long enough …and I shall move the world.”

This principle remains valid today in engineering as well as in finance and in business.

Today …

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Power Up Your Property

Power Up Your Property

As you may know, I am a big fan of property investment. Wifey and I have been fortunate enough to purchase several properties over the years and continue to grown our financial nest egg.

One of

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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Time

Too often we wait for the right time, the right weather, the right signs, the right (fill in the blank).

Don’t wait! 

It is just another excuse to delay, consider, ponder, avoid and suffer. The …

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I Like the Way You Move

Moving
Moving house – one of the most skillful things you can do. From the Tetris skills needed in packing boxes in to the back of the truck to the negotiating skills with a loved one of what stays and what

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Do People Listen To You?

Do People Listen To You?

Be Heard

Too often when you want to be heard, people are in their own heads, on their phone, or simply hearing without listening to you. Communication is so important in this day an age but sometimes …

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What Haven’t You Said?

What Haven’t You Said?

I had misinterpreted a clients email. You know when you put meaning in an email that isn’t there? So I didn’t get in touch.

… time passed …

Now whenever I thought of the client I …

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Things Are Changing

Things Are Changing

The only constant is change.

We have read that, heard that and seen that so many times, yet still we get surprised by change. I was speaking to a large management team on Saturday about change (among …

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