Would You Pass or Fail Your Business Exam?

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Its exam season in our household. I can’t help but admire the dedication, commitment and diligence displayed by our teenage daughter who is working her butt off to achieve her academic goals. In solidarity, I am also putting my head

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Promises, Promises

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Making promises you can’t keep is a cardinal sin. It is one of the biggest mistakes people make in business, and yet it is rife! “The project will be completed by the end of the month.” “I will make payment

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When to Associate and Dissociate

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There is a powerful tool that I have been using with my clients this week, that can not only apply to your everyday life, but to your profession and your business too – the concept of association and dissociation. Without

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Are you a Team Player?

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I was asked to do a presentation on teamwork at a conference for a prominent corporate this week. The mention of the topic was enough to get a whole lot of delegates’ eyes rolling. Not another lecture about teamwork? Not

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Succession Planning – Not Just for Corporates

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One of the most limiting behaviours of a small business owner is acting like a small business owner. Small business mentality holds you back from growing, it’s an excuse for a lack of professionalism, and prevents you from achieving sustainable

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Keep Pushing to Year End!

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It’s that time of the year (and it seems to get earlier and earlier every year) when business owners and executives can be categorised into two distinct camps. There are those who are eager to keep going because they want

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12 Building Blocks for a Better Business

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We are into our 10th year of business and executive coaching, and while no two clients have been the same, there are recurring themes and trends that we deal with across the board to help businesses get to the next

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Making Decisions with bizHQ’s OOOOO Model

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We make decisions all the time. What to wear, what to eat, what to do this weekend. Yet decision-making can be enormously stressful because a decision usually involves a change in the status quo. The first step in decision-making is

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External Coaching Vs. Internal Mentorship

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In today’s competitive business environment, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to rise to the top of your game without some form of mentorship or coaching. We are starting to get to the point where the debate is not whether you need

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Giving New Employees a Head Start

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As is expected with companies that are growing, a number of my coaching clients are taking on new team members at the moment. What is interesting to witness is the different approaches to bringing a new employee on board. On

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