It sounds like such a cliché these days… “It’s hard to find an industry sector that isn’t being impacted by change.” The problem is, it’s not a cliché. It is reality. And the changes that hit the headlines are usually the big, highly-visible, sector-shifting changes brought on by … [Read more...] about How to avoid change sinking your business
"I just wish my managers would manage!" Have you heard that before? Or maybe even said it yourself? It’s no surprise that as a business grows you have to rely on your managers to make things happen. But often managers aren't equipped to do the serious work you expect of them. In this last … [Read more...] about Why your managers don’t manage… and what you can do about it
Last week I was in Melbourne presenting at an industry conference. During a break I was speaking with the 2nd-generation owner of a well-established business (a financial planning business), I'll call him Mark. Mark explained the business had been founded by his father a few decades ago and they … [Read more...] about How to recognise when it’s time to act
“Can a young person be considered wise?” I was at a business function recently where this question was posed to the room without much resolution. Some people had their own personal views based on experience, instinct or belief. But there does not appear to be much scientific data to … [Read more...] about How to instill wisdom in young people
Why do we keep searching for new information instead of implementing what we already know? Let me explain. Over the last month of so I have been attending quite a few talks and presentations and was sitting there thinking: This person has simply re-jigged the title but is basically presenting … [Read more...] about Why do we keep searching for new information instead of using what we already know?