Do first impressions count?

How often has your first impression of someone left you thinking they are a positive and hardworking individual, or perhaps left you concerned about their work ethic and level of professionalism? It is undeniable that first impressions do count when first meeting someone, as it…

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Is a focus on profit driving business down?

As a business leader, you will know that your profit is of the utmost importance as it allows you to continue to grow and develop towards your ultimate goal. However, without your colleagues, there would be no profit to be made, and in turn, your…

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Stop lying to yourself and others

If you are thinking you don’t lie to yourself, or anyone else for that matter, think again. It is not uncommon in our daily lives that we may tell a ‘white’ lie to keep ourselves or someone else happy, without realising we are actually lying…

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How to be an empathetic leader

Running a successful business requires you to be a strong and empathetic leader. It is a widely known fact that we are unable to truly understand how our colleagues are feeling, as we cannot put ourselves in their shoes. We must therefore make the internal…

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How to ensure hiring is never a gamble

As a leader, you will be familiar with the ins and outs of the hiring process and the gamble you regularly take in hiring a new team member. Too often have we seen the hiring process become a blind game of poking the stick in…

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How to gain trust and use it

It is a common misconception that trust is earned. Before you can successfully give trust, you must first believe you are worthy of receiving it. If you are a trustworthy individual, you will begin to instil trust in your colleagues. It is near impossible to…

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What kind of fighter are you?

What does it mean to “fight” in business or anywhere in our lives and relationships for that matter? And how can you fight to win in a way that no one gets hurt? Is that even possible? When I was a child I was taught…

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Creating Diamond Habits for Success

When it comes to success most of us know that having the ‘right’ habits will significantly increase the likelihood of achieving the outcomes we want. If we examine the lives of highly successful individuals we find some common habits, they each have some fundamental behaviours…

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