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How Strong Leadership Leads To Business Success

The success of any business is directly related to the strength of its management team. This was... read more

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Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
Overall you made some really good points. I would also add that a good manager keeps their goals and the goals of those they managed aligned with the over-arching company goals. A good manager also ensures that the team members are learning from one another as well as from other internal and external sources for professional and personal growth.
Managing employees

Lead the Team: Focus on the Individual

This is for the little guys... and I'm not just talking about you as a small business. I'm talking... read more

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All Great Leaders Have this Quality: Do You?

Courage is essential to your business survival because important workplace concepts like... read more

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David BobisOwner at Studio Culture
Hi Alicia, Great post. In addition to leadership, I think everyone needs courage in all aspects of their life.
Leadership

Why Successful CEOs Protect Strengths and Wipe Out Weaknesses With Support

Throughout our lives, we're conditioned to focus on our weaknesses. In grade school, we focus on...read more

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Fear as a Positive Motivator: 5 Lessons Learned From the Loss of a Business Partner

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The 6 Major Time Addictions

Have you ever sat there at the end of the week wondering where the time went? For 20 years I've...read more

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Do You Have a High Performing Team?

A happy, productive and motivated team ensures you have happy, satisfied and loyal clients. So why... read more

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20 Rewards Your Employees -- and Budget -- Will Love (Infographic)

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Outsourcing

Rise or Demise of Service Based Businesses

How Australians spent their money in 2014 I was reading the news the other day and came across the... read more

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Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
Very interesting perspective and coverage, thanks.
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How did you score such an amazing co-founder?

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Justin Dry at Vinomofo
Haha get off the site Andre. I obviously found one with plenty of time on his hands... And get back to work Chris :)
Chris CoffeyGeneral Mischief Manager at Vinomofo
...and General Manager?
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How do you get your team to generate and share ideas?

Some Vinomofo deals are very creative in content and presentation, and am sure commercially solid.... read more

Justin Dry at Vinomofo
First we actively encourage them to think about it and share with the team. Even if it’s not related to Vinomofo. We call this Mofo Projects and it has led to some really cool ideas and even the creation of a few startups! In regards to the secret deals example, they say necessity is the mother of all invention and it certainly was in this case. In the early days of Vinomofo we were regularly facing the same challenge - wineries wanted to sell us their wines but at such epic prices, distributors and other retailers would get upset. Then one day a team member said “what if we hid the label?” and the secret deal was born. So now we have an agreement with the producers not to reveal these wines and a promise to our customers that they’ll have the “wow” moment when it arrives and they found out what it is. We have 100% confidence that if a wine passes our tasting panel (only 5% do) then our Mofos will love it. And we stand behind that by offering a 100% no questions asked money back guarantee.
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Building Flexible Leaders In Turbulent Times: A Prerequisite To Organisation Success

Whether it’s an internal or external threat of a departmental move, change of management, an... read more

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Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
Another interesting and well written piece.
Attracting talent and recruitment

Sydney startup ConX wants tradies to stop relying on word of mouth to find work

When we think of job search platforms, the big names like Seek and CareerOne are the first to come...read more

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10 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is Critical for Leaders

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People often say there is a 'secret' to success.... what's yours?

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The ability to get up each and every time you get knocked back. AKA sticktoitness.
Tom Potter at pottercorp
hard work /focus /staying true to your values and a lot of good plannong and strategy along with don't dwell on your mistakes
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Where did you get the idea for 2 minutes service guarantee?

Was it hard getting the "2 minutes service guarantee" off the ground initially? Was employee... read more

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Tom Potter at pottercorp
the idea came from a real challenge placed to us by the board challenging us to find a sustainable point of difference it had to be a major shift in what was traditionally offered in the market its too hard to answer here and now but the full details are in my book
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What keeps you motivated?

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I think a major ability for you to motivate yourself is to ensure your challenges are laid out and your always looking for change and improvement
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What is the biggest challenge in coaching business owners?

When trying to coach existing business owners, what is the biggest challenge you face? Is it... read more

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Jef Lippiatt Co-founder at Startup Chucktown
Implementation is the most important component of any coaching program, but usually the most challenging. Usually the owners agree with the actions in the program, but constraints of time, discipline and money can so easily get in the way. To overcome this problem, I am very proactive, help them out when needed and keep the projects short and very specific.It can't be overlooked, one of the biggest challenges working with small businesses is getting paid!
Hi Jef, A great question. Most business owners who come to see me for coaching are ready to change. The already have awareness that what they are currently doing is not working or they could be doing it even better.With marketing clients, at times, yes changing the way they see the way marketing works is often an initial (but small) hurdle. Seeing marketing as an investment rather than a cost once they understand their customers lifetime value is often a first step.My style is very 'educational' so while I may be pointing out a new way of doing things, I am also explaining the logic of it. This takes away a lot of the fear around change.Cheers, Lisa
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6 Apps That Help You Stick to Your Goals

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Manage People as Adults Not as Children

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