I am going to give you a small sob story – as in SAVE OUR BUSINESSES; because I really don’t think our politicians have grasped the true significance of the actual state of small business in this nation. SME owners are facing tough times. SME Closures Are Spreading Starting in June, the annual … [Read more...]
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Consulting success? It's all about me ……….No it's not!! Client-centric consulting is more powerful. "Adding value" to clients seems to be one of the latest buzz words of many consultants. Staying highly relevant to clients is becoming more challenging. More clients are expecting consultants to … [Read more...]
"Authenticity" has been enjoying a good run as a management and leadership buzzword. When we use it correctly, of course – as a way of ensuring that we do what we say and say what we do, and making sure passion and creativity flourish – it certainly has its place. Though put like that, it is hardly … [Read more...]
Selecting the smartest technology solution to your business challenges does not always mean grabbing the latest "shiny object". Technology evolves fast and opens exciting opportunities. But what do you really need? As managers and business owners we are confronted with never ending applications … [Read more...]
If you’re a single-person-type business consultant, who has chosen not to build your own business around employing others, how do you reach a satisfactory business scale nonetheless? The One Man Band Consulting Path I have coached many corporate executives through transitioning into the setup and … [Read more...]
Contractor or employee? Are you or a client of yours engaging contractors who are really employees? Can you help your clients avoid a risk of costly non-compliance? I read a report recently written by a Sydney based legal firm. It was interesting as they asserted that when a worker was regularly … [Read more...]
As manager or business owner do you often find it difficult to gain trust or information to make your job easier? Effective business conversations result from one mindset and 3 fundamental rules. Without these, the conversation will never have a chance to be effective however hard you try; whatever … [Read more...]
I must confess that cricket is not my favourite sport. However I am interested in all the talk about leadership and organisation culture that has resulted from the latest cricket events. Thanks to the misbehaviours and misadventures of our cricket team, people are thinking and projecting issues … [Read more...]
When I’m networking, people often ask me why I talk so much about effective branding rather than just marketing. Typically three questions follow: What is branding anyway? Does it really matter to a business like mine? And where does it fit relative to marketing and selling? So, What … [Read more...]
Profit-killers can sneak into any business. But family businesses are at greater risk. Many members of The Network of Consulting Professionals have experienced this first-hand. They either had their own family business(es), or worked in family businesses, or have been helping family-owned … [Read more...]