Give a customer what they want and you will get what you want! I was reflecting a few weeks ago with some business owners on how Uber has changed the way we strategies our businesses. All too often we hear from businesses what they want to give us, as opposed to what we want. They… [Read more…]
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The Fish Rots From The Head – a book by Bob Garratt The Crisis in our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director This is a great book! It is a small book but with a powerful message. Essentially it says if the Board is dysfunctional then the rest of the organisation is… [Read more…]
Lessons from the footy field… A number of years ago a coach gave me this poignant example and reflection on my management style and capability. As he was having difficulty getting me to understand what the issues were in my business, he stood up and went to the whiteboard. He said, “You like the game… [Read more…]
At Least – Never With The Asset. My first MD was a very shrewd, if difficult person. He was very good at giving one line statements which meant a lot to him, but as yet I did not have the experience to understand what he meant. One of his throwaway lines was “Never Fall in… [Read more…]