Take as many leadership courses as you like, but at the end of the day, if you can’t inspire and lead, success won’t be forthcoming. It’s that simple – and stark – and it also highlights the difference between those that do become great leaders and those that don’t. With this in mind, let’s take […]
Therefore this post is for all business travellers out there who are keen to avoid gaining weight in the name of business but have no desire to bring home-made food with them on their travels. Below I provided my personal tips for keeping the weight off while travelling. They seem to work for me so […]
We’ve all daydreamed about leaving our busy corporate life and the pressures of the rat race, to pack it all in a suitcase and escape it all. But how does one actually peel off all the responsibilities of a high-level corporate position and really make it happen, without turning the entire company upside down?
Freelancing can be a fantastic career move. You get to be your own boss, live the way you want, and forge a work-life balance you can’t get as an employee. But, you have to get it right. There are many mistakes made by newbie freelancers that can cause significant issues.
Human capital is the most important asset for almost every startup. Competent managers need to understand how to utilize their employees effectively to drive their organization forward. They need to find a balance between giving direction and allowing employees the freedom to do their jobs.
While everybody likes to talk about inner beauty and most employers will tell you the things they want out of employees are ingenuity and efficiency, the fact of the matter is your appearance is a huge factor in your success. Even if your employer and coworkers don’t consciously judge you by your appearance the subconscious […]
We can all relax – first jobs are no indication of future career success. Phew! That is a relief given it’s not been that easy for graduates and school leavers to secure jobs over the last few years. And as such many first time job hunters have taken part time jobs in call centres, hospitality […]
Changing your career path part way through your working life can be thwart with challenges and mixed emotions. We know in life ‘change’ is inevitable, yet most of us don’t embrace it, in fact we’re scared of it and do anything to avoid it. Search results on Google suggest we stay in jobs and careers […]
Small talk is a normal part of our daily lives. Sometimes we make small talk because we’re bored, like when we discuss the silly tabloid magazine headlines with the person next to us in line at the grocery store. Other times we use small talk to be social or to fill a conversation gap, like […]
Recently I discussed the concept of without attachment with a colleague here in New Zealand, which essentially means emotionally detaching from the outcome of a situation, to enable a higher focus on the process.
For small business owners to succeed in New Zealand there is a cultural requirement to be altruistic, and the difference between success and failure is based on whether you are interested in helping yourself, or helping others.
This post contains 9 common small business blunders, are you making any of these?