Archive For: Success

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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What Is Your Customer’s Sweet Spot?

What Is Your Customers Sweet Spot?

I was in Melbourne recently to audition for the lead role in an animated film (that’s a different story) and I saw Mario the busker above. In fact, I originally thought someone was playing …

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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 It For?

WHAT’S IT FOR?

Warwick and Sam

In my role as MC I get to meet a lot of really cool people, and not just the celebrities!

Last week Samuel Johnson was the final speaker at the plenary session. He is a man on …

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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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Your Skills Don’t Count

Your Skills Don’t Count

That may be hard to accept but there are so many people out there with unbelievable skills that have not experienced the level of success that they are after.
What counts more than your skill set,

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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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How’s Your Strategy?

How’s Your Strategy?

StrategyToday I am off to consult with an Exhibiting client to help them Get More from their next expo. The key focus for me will be their Strategy. Too often people approach exhibiting without a decent strategy.

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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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Be More Dog

OMG!

I just saw this video. 

It’s a tv advert for mobile phones in the UK – but ignore that.
It will make people fight over what is better a Cat or a Dog – ignore that.
It has clearly

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What’s Happening?

What’s Happening?

Paris Cat
(image: www.ParisCat.com.au)

Of late, many of my clients keep talking about how busy they are, which is a great thing. But what is actually happening?

Too often people will get caught up in a “Ground Hog Day” type …

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