Best practice = same practice

Here’s our visual interpretation of a great point raised by Gary Hamel in his book “Leading the Revolution”. In any given industry, there is a limited set of…

Out in the cold

If cold-calling leaves YOU cold, how do you think it makes YOUR customers FEEL?

Copycatting not winning eyeballs

A recent Sydney Morning Herald article talked about how “viewers are turning off copycat television programs”. You know, all those look-alike, sound-alike programs. Driven not by creativity, but…

Think big

Think big to most businesses mean: more staff, bigger premises, higher production, more sales, larger market share… BUT Think big can ALSO mean pulling back and seeing the…

Insights from Year 11s

Here are a couple of GREAT quotes that came out of a workshop with high schol students: “You’ll never know if you don’t give it a go.” Amanda…

Your future competition

If you are in Sydney, go look at the Art Express 2005 exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW. If and when these talent turn their creative thinking…

How big are you?

Find out at www.myfootprint.org. In this case, bigger is NOT better. But seriously, this is a great use of technology to bring the sustainability message straight home to…

Just like dating

Building genuine connections with customers is just like trying to impress a date. You’ve got to BE yourself! If your business says one thing and does another, is…

Directorial distractions

One of the most time consuming activities of directors and managers is administrivia – all the paperwork, record keeping, compliance monitoring, and so on. Now we all know…

Fostering creativity

Richard Florida in a recent article in AFR BOSS magazine (thanks Will!) on Creativity as a key factor in the new way of economic growth, and how to…

And the answer is: creativity!

In a speech broadcasted on the ABC (19/1), Dr Edward De Bono told a good story about chefs in a competition (paraphrased here): If all the chefs have…

 

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