The cycle of poverty in business

I just read an article on Wikipedia called “The Cycle of Poverty”, while it gave some outstanding information, I could not help but think of how it related to business as well as people in general. The basic premise is that people in Poverty stay that way (check the article for the reasons for that) […]

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Discover a simple business de-stressor

Every so often there comes a time when you wish that pressure of the business was less, MUCH less! Here’s one way to help give your business a break and develop some breathing space. This little gem comes courtesy of a big time Entrepreneur, who gave me the catalyst for this idea. Jim Penman from […]

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Training in Tough Times

In an economic down turn organisations start to ‘trim the fat’ and look at almost anything they can remove to create a leaner organisation. One of those areas is training, probably not the core training they feel they have to run (Inductions and OHS) but the other training which all of a sudden feels like […]

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Leaders and Followers

How is it that there are those who quite willingly carry on following, seemingly unable to lead. They take a stance that says “Make minimal waves so things don’t get rough and ensure you keep your head down in case of incoming fire”. The challenge I have with this sort of thinking is that it […]

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The Winds of Change

So the boss says he’s going to change things. No big deal you think, he’s been talking about positive changes for a while a new office, a fresh start will be good. Things fall in to place and before you know it the ball is rolling. The move ends up costing a small fortune and […]

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The Conical Spiralling Business

At the top of the ‘cone’ is the ‘holy grail’, high profits, great products and service, excited Stakeholders. At the bottom are all the support services, quality systems, policies, procedures and an exceptional team providing backup to ‘holy grail’. Now for the spiralling part, that’s where the information from the top (surveying customers and staff […]

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