Books

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RICHARD SHEPPY - MANAGING DIRECTOR, AGRIFAC AUSTRALIA

New release

How Efficiency Changes the Game

Developing Lean Operations for Competitive Advantage

Obtaining a competitive advantage in today’s business environment generally does not happen of its own accord. With the speed of change in technology, products to market, and customer preferences, organizations must strive to keep on the edge and be the drivers of change. Given that most businesses deal with the same buyers in defined markets who purchase similar products, gaining this competitive advantage is critical to both thriving and being leaders in their field. To do this, one must drive efficiencies throughout the entire organization while creating a significant point of difference. Yet, inefficiency continues to run rampant and can be found in the often forgotten pockets of the organization, hampering efficacy at best, leading it out the door at worst.

How Efficiency Changes the Game: Developing Lean Operations for Competitive Advantage provides an insightful process for the executive, manager, and business owner, enabling them to discover inefficiencies where least expected, highlighting both the nature of the primary issues and then how to subsequently correct them. This book will assist in developing lean operations in areas such as leadership, marketing, strategy and planning, sales, time management, workflows, finances, and people.>

Get the first chapter for free here

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About the author

Ray Hodge works as a business advisor, speaker, and writer, helping organizations and their leaders dramatically improve efficiencies and gain competitive advantage. He has worked with small companies in the bush to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and much in between. Ray is a Certified Construction Professional (CCP) and the author of two other books—Smash the Bottleneck and The Business of People. He publishes frequently in trade magazines and conducts keynote speeches and workshops on efficiency and leadership. He is the co-author of four children, is attempting to learn tango dancing from his partner Michelle, and resides in Adelaide, Australia.

Ray's book provides practical and sound advice for improving the efficiency and bottom line for any business. Implementing his ideas will keep you ahead of your competitors.

Clifton Warren

Previous Releases

The Business Of People

Proven Methods for Increasing Leadership and Employee Performance. 102 pages.

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Download PDF for free

Smash The Bottleneck

How To Improve Critical Process Efficiencies for Dramatically Increased Key Results. 78 pages

Purchase online:

Buy on Amazon.com.au

Download PDF for free


It has been awhile since I have read something that I didn't want to put down.

Ray has taken the fundamentals of how to be more efficient and put a great spin on it. I like the way he has included quotes from leaders and explained simply what they mean. My favourite chapter was the one on leadership and people. Ray has highlighted what is important to be efficient in simple easy to read chapters with great summaries at the end of each chapter.

Jason Gow - My Builder Friend

Ray's book has been a refreshing read...

It provided solutions to many of the challenges that senior management and business owners struggle with. His chapter on time management, in particular, was written as if I had given him the best practices of what works for me. Highly recommend it.

Oliver Judd – Chief Executive - NECA

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