Culture – Importance of a positive workplace

I’ve worked in several workplaces in my life. Some with a great culture and some not so great.  Culture is the values, belief systems, attitudes and the set of assumptions that people in a workplace share. In my experience, a positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention […] Read More

No Triangles

At a recent conference I listened to a presentation by Rachael Robertson – an adventurous  young lady who applied for and got the role of leading the 58th expedition to the Antartica for a 12 months period and where they knew they  were ‘stuck’ for many months as it was impossible due to ice and […] Read More

Don’t End This Year… Start The Rest Of Your Life

Guest post by: Alan Rodway Many people are right now preoccupied with finishing off this year, having a break, going on a holiday, maybe even recovering.  That’s not the best approach.  It’s way better to not just finish off this year, but to start the rest of your life … to really make some improvements. […] Read More

5 Reasons Why Business Fail To Work as a Team

I have just read a great book written by Patrick Lencioni which provides an insight as to why teams fail to achieve great things. The book, ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”  has been based around an online assessment in which nearly 15000 participants undertook. The outcome of the assessment was that 68% of teams […] Read More

How to take your business to the next level

Some 20 years ago I went to a seminar on business development and strategies for business growth. At that seminar I picked up one really critical principle – the principle known as the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. I subsequently purchased a book written by Richard Koch called “The 80/20 Principle” which provided a […] Read More