20 January 2021

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  Let me ask you a question. As the business owner, leader, manager, the head honcho, how important is 'self-care' to you? In fact, what does self-care even mean to you?   Why am I asking you this? And what on earth does this have to do with your team, your HR compliance, and your business success?   Well I wanted to let you in on a little background and share my experience in realising just how important this is to our success as business owners. I wanted t...

30 September 2020

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Mastering Delegation

Mastering Delegation

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  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, ...

16 September 2020

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Staff Retention Re-imagined

Staff Retention Re-imagined

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  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...

2 September 2020

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

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

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  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...

19 August 2020

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Understanding Generations at Work

Understanding Generations at Work

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  We all hate being put in boxes, myself included, but sometimes it's hard to deny the similarities with certain groups, or cohorts of people. One such way we see these similarities is in our generations. So those people born between certain years are referred to as a certain 'generation'. Why those years? Well social analysis and research shows us that people born between specific timeframes have the same world experiences growing up, and this ultimately helps shape who ...

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