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The Lean Startup principles – how to make better and faster business decisions [VIDEO]

Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk.

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...

Are You Lazy Enough? The Value of the Lazy Employee

Gruen Planet regular Dan Gregory and behavioural researcher Kieran Flanagan have written a book about laziness. Specifically, the value of the lazy employee. If...

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...

Five things that should keep every business owner awake at night

A business’ most valuable asset, employees are the most difficult resource to replace. With 85 per cent of employees either actively looking for another job...

Mark Cuban’s top 12 rules for every entrepreneur building a startup [VIDEO]

Do I need to introduce Mark Cuban? I'm going to go with no. If you don't know who he is, you should. Not sure because...

While most businesses struggle with succession, this new CEO pulled off 40 per cent...

Most founders who have worked hard to build highly successful businesses struggle with handing over ‘their baby’ to a new CEO when looking to...

How do you stop certain people from dominating meetings? [VIDEO]

It's a good question, isn't it? We've all been to meetings where one person, or specific people, dominate the conversation. These personalities railroad the conversation onto...

We concur that Airbnb and Uber truly mean business

What do Airbnb and Uber have in common, besides being two of the most hyped about start-ups? If you haven’t already heard, they’re partnering with...

Joyful butterflies and feel-good frogs: Six steps to achieve the happy employee ripple effect

Can a butterfly flapping its wings in Melbourne cause an earthquake in Japan? Honestly? We don’t know. But, if a happy frog jumps into a...

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...

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...

This might be the best email productivity hack ever [VIDEO]

Don't look now but, I'm pretty sure that while you're reading this sentence you received some email. You did check, didn't you? No, I'm not...

Is your business caught in the growth trap? How to fix business growing pains

There are a whole lot of businesses being started every single day across Australia. Most make it to revenue, many make good revenue, but...

Goal setting the Google way: success tips for every startup [VIDEO]

Since 1999, Google has used a system to establish the objectives and key results (OKRs) for every individual and team within the company. The OKR...

Get the best out of your employees… without having to bribe them with pizza!

Great results are achieved when talented people their invest energy in a focused manner and behave in ways that enable success, plain and simple. As...

Is your boss a real Grinch bringing the whole operation down? Could be. Get...

Here’s something you’ve probably been suspecting for years that is not proven to be the case: The boss has a huge effect on whether that...

Handy hints and sure-fire ways to kill growth and, possibly your company

How often at work do you hear, "that won't be easy", "that won't be simple", "this will be really complicated and hard", "not sure...

Not beating the competition? Your attitude to training could be keeping you out of...

When it comes to training staff, many businesses approach the process in a way similar to older, amateur sportsmen, when in fact they should...

The seven deadly sins of business that you must avoid to be a success

In the words of Heidi Klum – in fashion one day you’re in and the next you’re out ... The same apply for businesses. One...

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