Drawing from the past to move forward

Drawing from the past to move forward

I think the new year is one of the most powerful motivators. Maybe it is the notion of getting through a year – whether it be in celebration or on reflection of tough times. Or maybe it is because the crazy rush eventually dies down, we get to spend some time with our...

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What I have learnt about building blocks in business

At this point in time I am going through a massive exercise in simplification. Simplification in the sense that any independent systems are being consolidated, simplified and modified. Also, that processes are being consolidated and the legal structure refined.  ...

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About New Chapters and Change

I have learnt that for most people, change is the most intimidating and most stressful prospect of all in life. Strange, because according to many writers, change is the only constant. In the last few weeks, I have witnessed how change is good for some people but not...

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Drawing from the past to move forward

I don’t have time…

They say business is a delicate combination of a war and sport. In the last 8 weeks, this could not be more true for me. In business there are always seasons and challenges, that is a given, specifically, when the operational chaos is all-encompassing, and you...

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How love really does makes the business world go round

As much as business is about useful products or services or even, systems and processes, it is more about people. At the end of the day, business is all about relationships. Your ability to build and sustain relationships well is directly correlated to ultimate...

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Our two hats…

In small businesses it is often a reality that shareholders and directors are the same people. We are taught that the company is a separate entity, but that the people influence the culture. Ultimately the entity serves people, who thus have a vested interest in its...

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Expectations…

In my view, expectations are where misalignment often happens.   Whether it be in a business transaction, with our children, a relationship (whether romantic or not) or even in a partnership.   In no small degree as humans, we are driven by expectations that...

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The link between board composition and financial performance

We have been hearing buzz words like board diversity and of course directors duties, but what is the true link between the board and ultimately the shareholders? Well, its all about performance. All about steering the ship in the right direction. The ability to steer...

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