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Posted on March 25, 2018

Releasing Control. If it is to be, it's up to me and THEM.

You've probably heard the saying "if it is to be it's up to me." While the quote holds water on some levels it's quite leaky in others. For a variety of reasons, business owners, managers and leaders find it hard to let go. "No one can do…

Posted on March 13, 2018

The Fruit Platter. When Little Things Are Big Things

A few years back, I stayed regularly in the same 5-star hotel on one of my travels. Everything about the place appeared to hum with efficiency. From concierge to the front desk personnel to the cleaning staff – all were pleasant and…

Posted on March 06, 2018

Timely Reminders

As I fly back to Melbourne tonight after an enriching and busy time away, I thought I’d document some significant timely reminders that came from observations and conversations with quality individuals - both at a business and personal…

Posted on February 28, 2018

Strong Back Feedback...For The Brave Only

Strong Back Feedback...For The Brave Only Brené Brown quotes in her book Braving The Wilderness a piece from Roshi Joan Halifax: "All too often our so-called strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us…

Posted on February 21, 2018

The Monkey Bars Of Life. Let Go To Move Forward

In order for us to move forward, we have to let go. Whether it's a relationship, a career, a business, material possessions, a previous way of operating or the multitude of other possible areas, letting go can be hard. And the longer we…

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…

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