Leadership Q&A

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Tim Stokes added an answer to this question
Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes, Managing Director at

What has 22 years of mentoring business owners identified as the Number One skill?

People skills.

Customers are people, so are suppliers and of course, employees.

Having skills with people helps in these 3 areas enormously.

People skills show up in businesses with higher ...  Continue Reading
CAROL JONES added an answer to this question
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CAROL JONES, Owner at Interface Pty Ltd

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Greetings Jeanette from rural Australia,
Everybody makes mistakes in business. James Packer and One-Tel. Rupert Murdoch buying MySpace and turning it into a dinosaur. Steve Job's NeXT computer company. His Apple III. And MobileMe are amongst 7 of his failures.
You can't succeed if you don't fail. That's ...  Continue Reading
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James Norquay

James Norquay, SEO Director at

I have managed some decent size teams over the last few years here are a few tips from my experience to stop problems from happening:

1. Keeping people motivated.

2. Keeping people paid market rates.

3. Keeping the team happy.

4. Keeping the team empowered with the correct responsibility.

5. Keeping the team up to date with KPI and performance reviews every 6 months.


Tim Greig

, Owner at Green Galah Pty Ltd

1.Inspire them with your vision 2.See if they are inspired 3.If not, don't employ them (You may need to work on your inspiring visionary, pitch beforhand) ...And what James said!

John Belchamber

, Owner & Senior Consultant at Invoke Results

Good tips James & Tim, looking at your lists reminds me that it all comes back to one thing...leadership skills (as oppossed to management skills). Thanks for your contributions :)

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Jenny Spring

Jenny Spring, Managing Director at

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There are significant differences in between the way a female customer and a male customer approach the product or service they will be purchasing.
The woman will be highly observant of the sales person, whether they listen well, whether they really understand her needs. The female buyer will need to ...  Continue Reading