What Are You Talking About?

I am a fan of the following quote:

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

It has been attributed to several different people but it speaks to me as being true.

I feel very uncomfortable …

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Is That News?

I have given up watching news bulletins (except for the ABC) and I haven’t bought a paper for years. I know for a fact that I am not alone.

Have you seen what they call news? It’s like a compilation …

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It’s Too Damn Hot!

Did someone leave the oven on?

We are absolutely baking down here in Melbourne with forecasts of over 40o C (100o F) for the next few days.
Most places in Melbourne are not built for such weather so …

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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

OK so I am a little early. My theory is that it is never too early to feel the love!

While some may describe the day as a celebration that florists, greeting card companies and chocolate companies …

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What Do I Do Now?

What Do I Do Now?

Many people will get back in the office today.
So after two, three or even four weeks off, what do you do now?

Yeah, you could spend hours trolling through the email, updating facebook or …

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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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Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas time. Yay!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I trust you will enjoy the delights that Christmas offers. For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you all the best for whatever you do celebrate (whether it …

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The Driver and The Dealer

The Driver and the Dealer

Many people are getting ready for 2014. They are planning, reviewing and getting all of their ducks in a row.

As you start to focus on 2014, don’t forget the Driver and the Dealer. They …

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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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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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