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The thing we hate telling people

The thing we hate telling people

Wrong… full stop. Sometimes, the answer has to be no, because the idea/suggestion/option is simply wrong. Here’s what I’m talking about: People can be and are often wrong, but it’s tough to manage.

Reviewing Worst Bosses

Reviewing Worst Bosses

We just launched our new segment on Youtube (from Wednesday), called “CEO Reviews the WORST Managers on Reddit | WTF Wednesdays”. If you want a Thursday arvo pick-me-up for less than the length of a Ted Talk, I’ve got ya covered. Give it a watch and let me know how you go.

Operating, Gardening and… Grave Digging?

Operating, Gardening and… Grave Digging?

How to avoid being buried alive in ideas Good ideas can live or die on a manager’s desk. This responsibility is often heavily influenced by the tasks surrounding operating the business and managing the day to day.

You just might be burned out

You just might be burned out

The Monday hollowed husks You know the ones. The poor phantoms shuffling into the office just in time for whatever sanctioned debauchery of a meeting some exec/business owner/torturer of souls gains joy from inflicting upon the helpless attendees.

Small Actions = Big Results

Small Actions = Big Results

That awkward conversation The one we’ve all had: “ I’d love to freelance as a writer”. To which most people reply, “ you should, you would be great”. To which they reply “ …I know, but I can’t because of X “. We’ve all been there.

Inbox zero doesn’t grow your business… sorry

Inbox zero doesn’t grow your business… sorry

First thing you do after your morning brew… It’s 8:30 am (or thereabouts) and you fire up your laptop. What’s the first thing you do? I bet you a double shot latte (long mac topped up for those playing in Perth) that you open Outlook.

Under-performance = hiring more people?

Under-performance = hiring more people?

Uh oh, Joe… We see it time and time again. Someone is under-performing in the team. Let’s call the person Joe (not a real person). You’re Joe’s boss. You’re amazing and have a happy team. You notice that your team isn’t hitting all of its goals.

A lack of strategic perspective is killing your growth

A lack of strategic perspective is killing your growth

Strategic Focus FTW Strategic planning. A phrase that triggers eye-rolling at the highest levels. You know it’s something you have to do. Yet every time you revisit them (guessing that’s once a year if you’re like most), expectation and reality aren’t quite what you’ve hoped for.

Work-life balance is nonsense, try this instead

Work-life balance is nonsense, try this instead

Work-life balance. The old, antiquated notion that we somehow need to compartmentalise our ‘day job’ from encroaching on the rest of our lives. Here is why that’s bull$hit. It creates a false dichotomy At what point did work become the oppressor to life?