Monthly Archives: August 2016

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A Good Leader is Creative but a GREAT Leader is Ethical

A good Leader is Creative but a Great Leader is Ethical In my years as a business/board executive, I have invariably found that good leaders are not only creative but seem to have more energy, are more impulsive and are more responsive to emotions and feelings than the less creative manager. The successful, creative business [...]

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The Importance of Budgeting

With the new fiscal period upon us it is critically important, no matter what size the business, that you ensure budgets are in place. Budgeting is often a daunting process and even approached in some businesses with a strange combination of disinterest and trepidation. However, based on history and experience, providing your financials are current, [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Budgeting

Give your Business a Leading Edge

Over the last 5 - 10 years I have seen numerous struggling businesses re-invent themselves through the professional advise of an experienced Mentor. As a business owner you would be hard pressed to find a more valuable and inspirational asset to underpin a turnaround of operational performance than a mentor. You would be investing in [...]

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Looking After your Employees

Over the years I have found that an organisation will not build a good team without having an effective best practice development and communication policy that is understood and has ownership by all key stakeholders in the business. Employees at every level of the business, skilled and unskilled need to feel a deep sense of belonging [...]

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Profit Requires Strategy & Action

Successful managers in commercial and industrial enterprises are profit minded and people driven. But it is really the profit-minded and team oriented manager who are best placed to move forward on a sustainable trajectory. Embedded in this journey is also an absence of self absorbed greed or love of money itself. Profit in business is [...]

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Why Businesses Fail

As a business turnaround specialist there is one very strong and defining outcome from businesses that fail. They fail because managers fail. Every year there are 1000's of businesses that succumb to bankruptcy with as many more deciding to close the doors because they simply can't realise a profit. They are solvent but just don't [...]

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Being an Effective Board Member

I often wonder how many company managers today consider their individual and collective responsibilities as a board member particularly in compliance with the Australian Corporations Act? In a number of my discussions with senior entity individuals I hear comments like, “But our organisation is not a business”. My reply is simple, you as a senior [...]

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Improvements through Red Global Solutions

Just recently I did a review of the programme initiated at a business in Melbourne and it was pleasing to see that the initiatives that were strategised through the Business Review and subsequent Strategic Business Plan realised the following results in the first six (6) months: Average monthly sales increased by 27% Annualised sales projection [...]

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Improvements through Red Global Solutions

Just recently I did a review of the programme initiated at a business in Melbourne and it was pleasing to see that the initiatives that were strategised through the Business Review and subsequent Strategic Business Plan realised the following results in the first six (6) months: Average monthly sales increased by 27% Annualised sales projection [...]

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The People part of Business Success

One of the areas of success I have been involved with, particularly in strategising a business from stagnation to sustainable growth and acceptable profit has been through the development and involvement of the most precious resource - PEOPLE. As I have stated many times before, people don't stand at machines getting filthy because they particularly [...]

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