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When it comes to successful business leadership today’s soft skills are the hard skills

It will take more intuitive, fluid forms of leadership that can leverage the power of human connections and the ability to inspire and envision others. If you want to build anything great, you’re going to have to get it the hard way. 

Here’s how to successfully start and run multiple businesses in different industries

Founding a new business is akin to starting a family – it’s great thinking about it, almost anyone half-capable can do it and it’s quite exciting too – especially at the start.

Does your business have an organisational culture? It’s important to your customers

Organisational culture is an intangible entity. As such, it is important to identify observable behaviours that indicate your organisation’s culture, as well as its alignment to your customer strategy and objectives.

These are the four biggest lessons I have learnt in eight years of business...

Starting any business can daunting and time-consuming, however, as an entrepreneur, you often find yourself working late (and sometimes, very early) to get your business off the ground.

13 tips every budding entrepreneur should keep in mind to build a successful start-up

Just about everybody has a good business idea so why don’t they always happen? It is the fear of failure that stops us from following through with our ideas.

The old approach doesn’t work anymore, guys. These are the new rules of how...

Leadership theory is no longer enough. In this volatile environment, it’s not what you know that matters, it’s what you do with what you know.

The tortoise and the rabbit: How to grow great leaders from within your business

Entrepreneurs always reach a stage where they have to bring in employees to help with the business. Here is how to nurture great leaders among them.

4 leadership lessons from 4 great leaders: What business owners can learn from Gandhi,...

The leadership landscape in the 21st century is almost certainly different to what you prepared for. Market volatility, strategic uncertainty, competitive complexity, and ethical and...

Do you make your team feel safe? Are you a good leader? [VIDEO]

Recently, I attended an event where a retired General from the Australian Defence Force spoke. After his stories of leadership under pressure in a strife-torn...

Hey managers, are you blocking your talented employees without even realising it?

As an executive, leadership coach and consultant over the past 15 years, I have worked with hundreds of managers and leadership teams ranging from...

How to build the right culture in your startup [VIDEO]

Startups and work culture go hand in hand. But, if you've ever worked in a corporate environment, you'll know that it's not just a business...

How to lead by example: Four top tips for leaders

Becoming a leader requires a lot of learning – about your field, your company, competitors, your staff, your skills, strengths, and of course your...

Say hello to the next “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”

For a long time, my family has been associated with the globally renowned 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – my father Stephen Covey...

Give me data and I’ll give you a decision [VIDEO]

You may have heard of the Fitzroy Academy of Getting Shit Done. It brought together a bunch of people who know how to actually...

Learning leadership: Meet Peter Acheson, CEO at Peoplebank [VIDEO]

Peter Acheson is CEO at Peoplebank. Peoplebank consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in Australia – Earning Aon Hewitt Best...

Four things entrepreneurs are really sick of hearing

Entrepreneurship is hard. We all know it and absolutely respect that fact. Entrepreneurs completely devote themselves to their start-up and face different challenges along...

Another three things Game of Thrones taught businesses this week

Last week's episode gave us three stellar business lessons. This week, Season 4, Episode 9, of Game of Thrones, The Watchers on the Wall, was...

Do you really need a cofounder or can you go it alone? [VIDEO]

Some of the most successful startups and tech companies have have two founders - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple), Larry Page and Serge...

The good, the bad and the ugly of driving a sign written vehicle

Are you willing to let others see the real you? I was bemused as to why our daughter wouldn't take up our offer of...

Should you ask for permission or forgiveness? [VIDEO]

Do I need to introduce Seth Godin anymore? I don't think so. In this video, Godin explains the psychological traps that hold people back from...

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