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Business lessons from kids movies

Business lessons from kids movies

As a father for over 17 years and a movie buff, I’ve watched a lot of kids movies. While I’ll never get back the 85 minutes I lost to the Island of Sodor with Thomas and the Magic Railroad, over the years there has been many a movie, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, beyond...

Love in the Office

Love in the Office

Love is in the air, last Friday was Valentine's Day and I also read about what happened when Mindvalley made “Love” part of their employees Job Description for five days each year. Vishen Lakini, founder of Mindvalley said "They are a company of highly engaged,...

Stop fixing people

Stop fixing people

Are you trying to fix others, your team, your partner or your kids? Are people trying to fix you? It’s taking a lot of energy and not sustainable. Give it up; you’re fighting a losing battle. An approach that has been around for so long, in schools, in organisations...

Should I be on LinkedIn?

I’ve been asked this question a number of times from different clients. They are on the main social networking sites - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and wonder should they also be on LinkedIn? With LinkedIn being the fastest growing social media network (currently...

Hacking the plane boarding process

Hacking the plane boarding process

I’m not usually a person of absolutes, however after many business and personal flights, I’ve come to the conclusion there is a more efficient and better way to load passengers on a plane. Maybe there is an airline out there doing it and I haven’t experienced it yet,...

Meditation the new caffeine

Meditation the new caffeine

A lot of people, when they hit that afternoon energy slump, out of habit reach for a coffee, tea or even an energy drink. While you may get a buzz and fuel your caffeine addiction, it’s also good to consider that a standard coffee has 120mg of caffeine and half-life...

Donating Blood and a bonus leadership lesson

Donating Blood and a bonus leadership lesson

Recently I donated blood at my local donation centre and observed some great leadership in action. On a side note approximately 1 in 30 people donate blood, yet 1 in 3 people will need a blood donation in their lifetime. Every week Australia requires over 27,000 blood...

How clearing your contacts can boost your energy

How clearing your contacts can boost your energy

Where do you take your smartphone? Like most people, you probably take it to work, in the car, whilst working out, on holidays, to sporting events, to dinner, whilst hanging out with friends, in the lounge room, the bedroom and probably the bathroom. So how many...

Get people to know you with branding

Get people to know you with branding

Branding is the term used for the 'Look and Feel' of your business. The branding in your business is an extension of YOU. Think about the major brands you love, not the product or service… the actual brand. My standouts include Apple, Virgin Airlines and Philosophy....