Posts Tagged Under: planning


7 small steps for big changes this year

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle reflected on the fact if we can do something consistently then the habit becomes ingrained into our behaviour. …

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What could possibly go wrong?!

She’ll be right … or will she?

My favourite bit of brainstorming is coming up with everything that could conceivably go wrong with a project, product, campaign, launch, business plan etc.

Apart from being great fun, this process really helps you anticipate and avoid pitfalls you

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Five years

Where will you be?

Apart from ‘Tell us a bit about yourself’, the most common interview question is ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’

As a personnel manager, I used to eschew these queries for sharper, more targeted tools*.

But last week I was

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Disaster recovery

From food to flying, horror stories affect many sectors from time to time.

A recent tragedy got me wondering:

How do businesses recover from disaster? What do their peers and competitors do in response?


Dreadful day

When I woke on 8 January, the radio chilled me.

A dreadful hot air balloon

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6 tips to make the most of each work day

If you can free up an hour a day, you’ll create at least an extra month a year for yourself. If you’re a business owner, that could be a revelatory thought.

What would you do if you were able to free up a month a year?

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6 signs you need help managing finances

So you have managed your money well most of your life and without the help of anyone else. You have your pride and don’t want to seem needy, but you wonder if you could use help managing your finances. What are the signs, and what

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Goal attack

Did you set out to achieve some key goals in your business this year?

Maybe you set some aims at the beginning of the financial year or maybe at the beginning of this year.

Whatever the case, the end of the Australian financial year is looming. How

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What happens when we forget to remember…

I forgot to write my blog post this week. Yup.  Forgot.

It’s a permanent item on my To Do list but somehow it slipped through. It was “one of those weeks”, if you know what I mean.

Here’s the thing. We all have “those weeks” at some

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