A singular focus – the act of personal bests, repeated

As the Olympics wrap up for 2016 and the sports mad nation of Australia contemplates our successes and misses in Rio I am reminded of one of our great athletes, Ian Thorpe. As a 3x per week swimmer for 20 or so years, I know a little bit about the black line. About early mornings, and hours and hours that … Read More

Entrepreneurship, gestation and the journey of birthing a business

  Nature has its own gestation rate. Mothers know gestation. They know it is for approximately 9 months. They know the emotional roller coaster that is beyond hormones…the excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, trepidation, and often in the end, impatience. Fathers get to experience this in a different way, maybe as the brunt of the emotional storm of the mother, often … Read More

True leaders elevate all human lives

In this time of madness when we have the rise of demagogues posturing as ‘leaders’ it is worth pausing to reflect on what leadership really is. No, it is not about someone leading people like blind sheep. Using the peoples fear, decades of being ignored and beaten down.. as the manipulative tool of coercion. It is not a title or … Read More

Collaboration is a Super Power

Forget Captain America and the Marvel Hero’s. The stories of the lone hero changing the world simply cannot happen with out a team. Check out this short (6 minute video) as I explain some of the ingredients required to build an exceptional team. Video courtesy of Chris Hogan, Mentor Revolution

Culture is a Strategy – the fine art of cultural design

  The world of entrepreneurs, start-ups, and fast paced tech companies might benefit from slowing down to think before the company is built about the desired future culture of their organsiation and how to design a culture from day one that sets the stage for greatness. Amid the flurry of product design, capital raising, launch strategy and generally just existing, … Read More

2:23AM The Creed

Collaboration, co-operation and synergy are SUPER powers We need to become the leaders we seek Businesses who only engage through WinWinWin are the future Collaboration is easy if you know how Active citizenship is where the TRUE power lies All-in-accounting is the way to build endurance, respect, resilience and love into any enterprise Integrity holds its shape Integrity is the … Read More

Planning a business partnership? Questions to ask.

Catch 22. The solo journey as an entrepreneur and business person is limited because it doesn’t invite the principle of synergy, where 1 + 1 = +100. Yet partnerships and collaboration are often hard. Here are some questions you might want to ask before you press ink to contract. What is your purpose for doing this partnership/project? Your real purpose? … Read More

On building and maintaining respect, and what to do when it is lost

Great relationships are built on a foundation of respect. In magnificent relationships, respect grows by days, weeks and years. Respect is earned, and given. In any relationship of quality, respect is active, not passive. It requires an investment of time, love, care and courage. If I am not capable of granting everyone I meet the same level of respect, then … Read More