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Grow a small business - check your ego at the door

Ego is not a dirty word.

A great line from the 1970s hit song of the same name from Australian band Skyhooks. We all have an ego.  The question is – do you understand yours and have it under control?  Most entreprenuers are overly confident (some arrogant) and come with a healthy ego.  There is an argument that this is needed [...]

Small business employee appraisal system

A simple and effective employee performance and appraisal system for small business.

Annual performance reviews and on-going appraisals are usually reserved for medium and large businesses. A small business owner or manager justifies not doing these because “margins are tight, we never have enough time as it is to get everything done and besides, people won’t take it seriously.” Often the truth is more they don’t know [...]

The Art of (anti) Procrastination

The art of (anti) procrastination.

When I saw this true but painful video I harked back to the many months if not years of time I have wasted from pointless distractions.  Little threads of meaningless things I have picked at like a dangling stitch staring at me on a jumper.  By the end of it (the thread, or the day) [...]


Knowing me. Knowing you. An introduction to DiSC®.

A poignant line from that classic ABBA hit song of the same name. Before I left Australia in 2007 (to find, buy into and grow a small UK I.T. company, fast) I asked for some feedback from my fellow business partners and the General Manager we had put in place a few years earlier, to [...]

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