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Investing in yourself and your business

The scene You haven’t taken a development course for ages. You don’t ever have time to even think about your career advancement and you’re not comfortable that your staff have a training plan in place. You’ve been burying your head in the sand on this one even though you know that investing in yourself and

Having the right people in the right job

The scene When staffing isn’t right you can’t get the right things right. It’s frustrating for business owners or managers when staff don’t appear to know what they’re doing, or care. It’s frustrating when staff aren’t motivated and/or continually make mistakes that cost the business money. But what’s really going on with this scenario? Do

The power of external eyes

The CEO of a consulting company in New Zealand was under the gun. He believed in the company’s aim—to maximise opportunity, create value and build relationships in Maori organisations so they could work productively with corporates and government. This issue was that the CEO was drowning and didn’t know how to swim to the top

Starting a business with serious consideration

The scene: Many people start a business because they’ve succeeded in making money for others. Then it clicks. Why not start a business and keep the profits? After all, they have the skill and knowledge; they understand the services and products; they know how to invoice and bank money. It’s going to be terrific. We