Mastering Delegation

Mastering Delegation
  As a leader and manager, someone who employs people and is building a team, the ability to successfully delegate tasks, responsibilities and authority is, or will become, critical to your ability to grow and develop your business. However, it's a skill that often we struggle with. Even those who can delegate, often don't do it as effectively as they could, and for those who own their own businesses, and are building their own team, this can be a really tough art to master, ...
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Purpose Driven Leadership

Purpose Driven Leadership
  "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain   You know those leaders who you follow not because of what they say, what they ask or expect of you to, but just because you have a sense that you need to follow them, that you should. You trust them, they inspire you not necessarily in grand ways, often in really subtle and quiet ways. These people are purpose driven leaders. In this way, purpose is ...
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Staff Retention Re-imagined

Staff Retention Re-imagined
  We have all experienced the pain of turnover before, after spending time hiring, training, guiding, and leading someone in your business that you were desperate to retain suddenly leaves. It can be frustrating, disappointing, and even surprising, yet something that is a reality to owning a business, leading people, and managing teams. When we talk about 'retention' what exactly do we mean? There are obviously various definitions around, but fundamentally it is about keepi...
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The Value of a Clean Slate

The Value of a Clean Slate
  Do you ever get the feeling you are trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole when it comes to your team and the changing needs you have in relation to the skills mix in your business? It's not that people are doing a bad job, or underperforming, but simply that the skills and attributes they have no longer suit the business, or that the business has changed and needs new skills. All businesses face these changes, this year it may have been magnified in more businesses...
Posted in: HR Small Business  

From the Vault - Lessons Small Business Owners Can Take from Steve Jobs.

From the Vault - Lessons Small Business Owners Can Take from Steve Jobs.
  As I was reviewing, researching and reflecting on what I felt compelled to write about in this weeks blog, and what information I could share that would be most beneficial to you, the business owner, leader or manager, I took a look through my 'back catalogue' for inspiration. I've been writing blogs, on and off, for more than 10 years and sometimes you forget about ideas that never came to fruition or just weren't right for the time.   In doing this exercise I...
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