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Posted on February 05, 2018

Employees: A Reflection Of Management

I visited the Curlewis Winery on the Bellarine Peninsula this past weekend in Victoria. Their wine was the definite go back for more variety. As I drove into the property I could see immediately the high care that was given to the vines.…

Posted on January 29, 2018

Grateful. Australia Day Reflection

This past Friday, I tuned in to hear and see what was happening across the country for the Australia Day events and increasingly found myself incredibly grateful for this country I am part of. I heard stories of appreciative migrants; I…

Posted on January 15, 2018

In The Shower With Ray

<'In The Shower With Ray' photo excluded due to high possibility of massive unsubscription > Discussing the year that was, over a beer with a couple of business owners before Christmas, they were commenting how the best ideas for…

Posted on January 10, 2018

Love Languages In The Workplace

I remember reading Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages many years ago. The one thing I took with me and have sought to implement over the years (sometimes successfully and at other times dismally) is that each of us hears love,…

Posted on January 03, 2018

The Desert. A Significant Year

Happy New Year! The rollover into any new year brings with it, for many, the opportunity to start afresh; to make new years resolutions; to draft new plans for a successful year; to eliminate the unnecessary; to incorporate positive…

Posted on December 28, 2017

What I Would Love To Do This Year

I have never been into New Year's resolutions. Over the years though, I have always listed my goals for the year to come and then kept them handy for ongoing review. As I have gone on I have constantly been working on both simplifying my…

Posted on December 11, 2017

Confidence. Standing Tall

Michael (pictured) is a bartender that serves me on a regular basis. He is 29 and somewhat smaller than me in physical stature but is incredibly tall when it comes to his confidence. He is cheeky, always happy, assertive, moves at a fast…

Posted on November 28, 2017

Staff Pain

I was at a restaurant last night and got chatting with the girl who was serving me. While she was very professional in her service and communication, I detected something was troubling her. After two questions and within about 60…

Posted on November 20, 2017

A Brave Transition

The following is a journal entry* from one of my clients, who is in transition from working 80 hours a week to a 24 hour week - as we move her business from being largely reliant on her to being systems and (other) people reliant. It…

Posted on November 20, 2017

The Discomfort of Transition

The discomfort of transition can be a disconcerting time. The things that drove us no longer provide a motivational impetus The answers of the known give way to the questions of the unknown The value and self-confidence we derived…

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