Leigh Sales shows (in the words of Andrew Bolt, “An extremely elegant and effective series of questions …”) [that] she too is in on the grand conspiracy against Christine Nixon ABC1′s 7:30 on Thursday, interviewing Victoria’s former Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon about her claims of a Murdoch conspiracy: SALES: You argue in your book that [...]
Power your business to better results with Ric Willmot’s Five Keys: 1. Keep raising the bar – be innovative, focus on growth rather than cost-cutting or problem fixes, and expect more of yourself and those in your employ. 2. Always work towards results and outcomes – being busy doesn’t make you good, producing results does; [...]
The story goes … upon completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, ‘The Great Zumbrati’ was greeted by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along. The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the [...]
“Hello Ric, Alan from Sydney here. Trevor from PwC said you could help me. I’ve had a great business for ten years but the current economic climate has really knocked us around. How can we get through this?” – What’s different from before? “Clients are cutting back on recruitment costs, new job orders have almost [...]
Research undertaken by the Society for Executive Wisdom during the first quarter of 2011 collated the results of what Australian organisations felt would be their greatest business challenges for the financial year July 2011 – June 2012. Here is a snapshot of the results in order of magnitude: Cost-cutting strategies to maintain profitability – 38% [...]
The premature death of Amy Winehouse is another example of a somewhat talented performer with a marvellous opportunity to grow and develop a music career. She had her fans and they loved her work. The problem, as with most of these celebrities, is that they are surrounded by “yes” people who are afraid of [...]
Andrew Bolt has written a poignant article on his blog regarding the magistrate’s ruling in the case against Derryn Hinch. Melbourne magistrate Charlie Rozencwaig this morning sentenced Derryn Hinch to home detention and imposed a number of conditions to stop him broadcasting or speaking to the media for the five month period. Anybody concerned about [...]
We live in uncertain times, and people talk about all sorts of planning. But, as someone once said, “if you want to give the gods a real belly laugh, just make a plan!” How valuable is it, then, to make plans? Are there different types of plans? Strategic planning often seems to mean that a [...]
The bias and political lobbying that has inculcated the media of this nation is glaringly brazen and bordering on corrupt. Australia is a democracy with every citizen having the lawful right to freedom of speech. But is the right to blatant bias and political activism by the media acceptable and palatable? An article published today [...]
If you offer advice as part of your business model, you no doubt have heard those mercurial words, “Yeah, we already tried that, didn’t work!” I am adamant that the value in my consulting-business-smarts is about the questions I ask rather than the answers I give. And, here is another typical example. The response by [...]
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