Swimming in the Shark Tank or Steering the Ship: where would you rather be?

For most business owners, watching the Shark Tank would be compelling viewing – I have watched the original BBC series Dragon’s Den for many years and I just love seeing the clever, crazy, brilliant and stupid ideas, pitches and expectati…

Controlling vs. Managing Your Business: which is best? The answer may surprise you…

Most people would get greater comfort from the idea of being in control – after all the implication of not being in control, is being out of control – and who wants to be there? If you are managing, it implies that you are getting by, doin…

How One Little Process can Smash Through “The Wall”

Most business owners start out with a burning passion and desire to get into their particular venture. By and large, they have knowledge, experience and skills, which enable them to go to the market and legitimately offer products and ser…

You won’t see this recipe on MKR

Slowly bring water to the boil with the slippery little amphibian in the water, and the frog, unaware of its pending demise, will slowly meet its death.

But throw the creepy croaker straight in to its tomb with the water already b…

Cricket captaincy clash: Clarke vs Smith. Which leadership style will win?

Those that know me know that I’m an avid cricket fan. Every Boxing Day you’ll find me watching the Boxing Day test at the MCG and tuned in for the rest of the series. So it is with great interest that I have been reading the recent medi…

Recruitment series – Part 7: Trial day

The best businesses are built by the right people, which is why we love rolling up our sleeves and helping our business coaching clients with their recruitment. We’ve covered a lot of information in our previous posts:

Recruitment series – Part 6: Reference checks

The best businesses are built by the right people, which is why we love rolling up our sleeves and helping our business coaching clients with their recruitment. (Previously in the Recruitment Series:

Recruitment series – Part 5: Face to face interview

I’m sure at one point or another in our lives we’ve all taken a good, hard look at a piece of our own writing and said ‘gee, I’d make a good writer’.

Ok, maybe not.

But the next step is going to channel that belief (even if …

Recruitment series – Part 4: Telephone screening

Our continued focus on coaching advice to get the best people for your business has lead us on a journey that has featured our thoughts. (Previously in the Recruitment Series: Part 1: Job Descriptions

Recruitment series – Part 3: The screening process

Now comes the interesting part.

Screening resumes.

We’re going to start with a rule of 10.

And when we say the rule of 10, we are talking about 10 applicants we want to have after we’ve screened all the resumes that ha…