Purpose aids Planning

At a networking meeting the other day, the group was discussing the three parts of purpose and how knowing the three levels can change the entire way you plan for the future. REMEMBER: Purpose helps you to focus. Purpose gives you a reason why. Your reason to keep going. That means you have a direction to […]

Work On vs Work In?

Are you fed up with people telling you that you need to work on your business instead of in your business? Do you work so hard that there is no time for anything but working in the business? Good news you are working on your business every minute you are not working in your business. How? […]

Values, Ethics, Codes and the Platinum Rule

Codes of practice, ethics, values, manifestos are all tools to help you build a culture and support your clients. They work  but in the end, you need to practice the Platinum Rule of Life to really achieve a great culture.. But…how do you create a culture that practices the Platinum Rule? What is the Platinum […]

Predictability and Certainty for Business

At a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting, a business owner asked how do you know a good business from a bad business? I answered that “the good businesses (including government departments and non-profits) had predictable outcomes for staff and clients as well as the community and there was certainty for clients dealing with the entity”. […]

Why LEGO Serious Play Helps Relationships

Do you remember playing with Lego? Do you play with Lego with your children or grandchildren? Think about your creativity when you played with Lego. Did you build cities, depots or space ships? But why as adults in organisations has Lego Serious Play become a valuable tool for improving relationships, solving complex problems or building better […]

The Archetypes Story

Why Feet, Hands, Brain, Heart and Face? There’s an old story — Peter’s version came from his Mother, who told it in Lithuanian, as a Lithuanian folk tale…. The Great Hero rested after another bout against the enemy. As he slept, his various body parts discussed their importance in making the Great Hero… The Feet […]

Buying or Selling A Business?

One of the consequences of buying a job by buying a business is that when it is time to sell, there may be nothing viable to sell. Why? Because you forgot to BUILD a business by putting in SYSTEMS, Relationships and Stewardship. In Buying a Business, 10 Critical Factors Your Lawyer and Accountant Don’t Know there are several […]

Hobby, Lifestyle or Business Mindset

Looking back on my career, I notice that when I started working for someone I developed a Business Mindset. When I left the corporate world I moved first into a Lifestyle mindset and now very much into a hobby mindset. Here are some key differences between the mindset and future for hobby, lifestyle and business. The Hobby Mindset This […]

Foundership or Leadership or Stewardship, what really grows a business?

says there has to be another (better) way and takes off in that direction. Sometimes others follow; sometimes others just sit back and laugh at the trail blazers. And sometimes those trailblazers get lost and discover something else (Columbus, Cook and Edison to mention a few). Leadership is that concept business people aspire to; a […]