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Mastering Execution: The Key Discipline for Organisational Success

You have probably heard time and time again how important execution is when it comes…

The Compound Effect in Business

Compound interest, which is typically associated with finance, is often an overlooked…

Why Accountants Should Engage a Business Coach

Accounting firms are highly exposed to the ever-evolving…

Unlocking Business Efficiency: Implementing the 2 Second Lean Approach

In the realm of modern business, the…

Exploring the 2 Second Lean Approach: Insights from Japan

In October, I had the incredible opportunity to…

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders – Why it Matters More than IQ

Emotional Intelligence is not about…

Metrics That Matter in Scaling Up Your Business

Scaling up a business is a challenging and exciting…

Future-Proof Your Business: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Preparing emerging leaders isn’t just about nurtur…

Business Model & Key Activity Canvas – Why Businesses Need One

What is a Business Model & Key Activity Canvas? It is a tool…

Business Model Canvas – an Overview for SME’s

Over the past twenty or so years working with hundreds…

Working ‘ON’ Your Business, Not ‘IN’ It: Insights from E-Myth

In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s easy to get caught…

I Didn’t Have Time! (Is This The Real Issue?)

Is “I Didn’t Have Time” the Real Issue When People…

The E-Myth Point of View: Understanding the Essence of Scaling Up a Business

The E-Myth Point of View is a perspective, a way of thinking…

Business Coach vs Mentor – Which One Do You Need?

When it comes to personal and professional growth…

Why CEOs Need to Focus on the Eightfold Path: A Holistic Approach to Personal and Professional Success

The demanding and all-encompassing role of a CEO…

Strategies For Managing Remote and Hybrid Workplaces

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies…

Achieving Company-Wide Strategic Clarity

In today’s fast-paced business environment, achieving…

How to Create a High-Functioning Team

A team that works well together can accomplish…

The Secret of 2 Second Lean

If you are serious about increasing profits by reducing…

The Manager’s Playbook

Everyone’s first experience of management is being…

What does it take to Scale Up a Business – Part Four: Having Enough Cash to Weather the Storms

Cash Flow refers to the flow of money in and out of…

What does it take to Scale Up a Business – Part Three: Driving Flawless Execution

The ability of a company to effectively implement…

What does it take to Scale Up a Business – Part Two: Creating a Differentiated Strategy

Creating a solid strategy for your company is a key…

What does it take to Scale Up a Business – Part One: Attracting & Keeping the Right People

As companies grow and scale, the toughest decisions…

Theory of Constraints: Repairing Your Broken Link

We are quickly approaching half time for FY 2022/2023. How is your business performing? Does your leadership team understand, and are working towards, your greatest priorities for the next 6 months? Perhaps you need to…

Good vs Bad Manager – Which One Are You?

What separates a good manager from a bad one? Managers need to be engaging, motivating, supporting, and…

Leadership Repetition and the Leader-Leader Approach

Repetition is a core element in leadership development (aka learning new skills!), and reaching company…

5 High Impact Habits for First Time Leaders

Those who lead a team should be equipped with the skills to develop their employees. However…

5 Barriers to Scaling Up a Business

Australia ranks among the top 10 countries for startups worldwide. When it comes to scaling up their business, many leaders come across barriers…

How To Be A Motivated Leader

Motivation drives people to success, and plays a critical role in employee productivity, quality…

Challenging Your Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is a vital part of running a business. Together with your leadership team…

High‐Impact Strategy Questions

Over the last several years, many business owners have found their strategic plans…

Core Accountability Questions

What systems do you have in place to keep yourself accountable? It can be easy…

How to Give and Receive Feedback Effectively to Gain Fresh Ideas

Effective learning for performance improvement requires having clear goals, a desire to achieve those goals and a feedback…

E-Myth Part 4: 7 Components of Management

Now that you understand the E-Myth, let’s take a look at the systems in a business…

E-Myth Part 3: Business Development Process

In part 3, we are going to uncover Systemic Thinking and the Business Development System…

E-Myth Part 2: The Entrepreneur, The Manager & The Technician

Most business owners have an Entrepreneur, a Manager and a Technician inside of them…

E-Myth Part 1: A New Way Of Thinking

If you have heard of The E-Myth, you may have heard of the saying “working on your…

Delivering the Goods, Keeping Your Promise – An Exercise in Client Fulfilment

At the heart of the success or failure of every business is the connection it creates with a customer…

100% Accountability – Zero Excuses

Being accountable is about taking ownership of your thoughts, words, decisions…

A World of Opportunities Checklist

At the end of every year, I review “my opportunity checklist.” which I created at…

Inspire Innovative Thinking In Your Company

Business owners believe if they could only get their people to be more innovative, they could…

5 Skills Essential To Success

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? What skills must you master to have a…

Turn Frustrations into Systems

Add the feeling of frustration into business, and it can have all kinds of negative effects…

SCRUM – Plan, Do, Check, Act!

Often thought of as an agile project management framework, scrum describes a set…

Why Meeting Rhythms Are A Critical Strategic Discipline

Most people abhor meetings and it’s not often an easy sell to let them know that…

The Five Habits of Outthinkers – Develop a Winning Habit

How do some people see and seize strategic options that others overlook? Using…

Five Killer Competencies – Strategic Learning Cycle

In todays turbulent times, traditional strategic planning methods no longer work…

OKR’s – Establish a Cadence Of Accountability

You might be familiar with the term OKR – Objectives and Key Results. Rather than being…

Wearing All the Hats: Characteristics of an E-Myth Manager

For many business owners, this feeling of “disconnect” is much the same. Which is why…

Discover Your Hedgehog Concept – Your Move To Greatness?

It’s puzzling why so many business leaders feel adamant about the principles in the…

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

These are at their very core, a list of principles to achieve…

Finding the Root Cause of Organisational Issues

Understanding the “root cause” of why something happens is critical for…

Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

In a nutshell, a growth mindset means that you believe you can develop and grow…

Creating Strong Habits in a Workplace

Habits play a huge part in every aspect of our life. Using some of Clears insights, I want to share…

4 Reasons Great Businesses Fail

Many businesses and start-ups fail. Even those that seem to be going great in the beginning…

Leadership – what is it really?

At first glance, business leadership looks like it’s simply a matter of style. But when…

Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) – Create Marginal Gains

Achieving growth in your business comes in many shapes and forms. For businesses…

Communication Is Leadership

A revealing question to ask about your company: How Strong Is Communication…

Your BHAG Journey (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)

Creating your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) as Jim Collins describes and shares…

HedgeHog Concept – The Three Circles Signal Greatness

A simple, crystalline concept flowing from deep understanding about the intersection…

The One Thing: The Simple Truth Behind Scaling Up

We recommend that when choosing a priority you choose One Thing for…

Topgrading – Hiring For Attitude

I recently had the privilege to share the Topgrading Process for a group of business…

Leaders Are Made Not Born

Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you…

Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch – Above The Line

Driven leaders too frequently downplay the importance of Culture and the…

The Actionable Steps You Can Take To Scale Your Business Instantly

After going through your spreadsheets and assessing your business’s profitability…

Discipline – A Principle of Greatness

As a child you may have feared and disliked the word discipline. Being disciplined usually…

The Flywheel Effect: Disciplined Action Produces Superior Results

The flywheel fits into stage 3, Disciplined Action. Collins shares his own…

Focus on Priorities – Eisenhower Matrix

Without a priority, the Whirlwind wins! Each day you face a myriad of tasks…

Why Poor Management Leads To Start-Up Failure

Since the late 80’s studies show that people’s problems are the number one cause of startup failures. Be it the tension…

Poor Meetings Put Your Company’s Future In Jeopardy

Meetings provide a cadence of accountability for your executive team. You should…

The Big Lie – Multitasking

Multitasking is a lie. You’re one of the majority who don’t believe this, aren’t you? We fully expect…

How To Create A Great Value Proposition

When you have a clear, strong value proposition potential customers can quickly…

Pricing – Your Achilles Heel?

Pricing……..Peter Drucker called it the “most neglected area of marketing.”…

Live For Productivity – Time Blocking

Productive people get more done, achieve better results, and earn far more…

Price Is The Most Effective Profit Driver

Goal setting in almost all companies is not an “either-or” exercise. Balance is paramount…

4 Decision Tools – Cash Conversion Cycle – 4 Forces of cash flow

Decisions equal success – and there are four decisions, in growing your business…

Take Your Company From Good To Great– Jim Collins’ 12 Questions

What Defines “Great?” Jim Collins answers this by posing 12 Questions that…

Metrics/KPI’s – A critical ingredient to execution

Most companies do their best to set numerical targets (goals) for the month and…

The 20 Mile March Discipline – Great by Choice

Nothing illustrates the impact of discipline more than one of the fundamental…

8 Strategic Questions To Uncover Opportunities

As we say in our Gazelles Methodology – the key is asking the right questions…

Strategy – What is it?

Strategy is simply, the sum of an organization’s choices about where it will compete, how…