Old joke: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one. But the light bulb has to want to change. You can help a half-dozen people who want to become better at something in the same amount of time it takes to realise you cannot help that one person who doesn’t [...]
Back by popular demand – with loads of new content “Thanks for an absolutely spectacular workshop Ric. Huge value!! Jam packed with lots of great content and delivered so expertly and with great sincerity. Well done. I can see why you are such a success and why firms that work with you experience success as [...]
The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai was an eventful trip. As dinner was being served we encountered turbulence. Usually, pilots are pre-warned about turbulence by aircraft ahead of them on the same flightpath and similar altitude. They announce this to the cabin, the fasten seat belts lamp is lit, and everyone takes their seats. On this [...]
Who’s to blame for poor customer service? Checking in at Qantas domestic, Brisbane airport, the ticketing officer was courteous, helpful, and informative. It wasn’t just because it was her job, you sensed she loved her work and loved serving the public. I thanked her for being so helpful and nice. “Very few people say that, [...]
It’s easy to find reasons why something will not work. It’s easy to complain, criticise, and denigrate new ideas, new strategies, or new action claims. It’s easy to quip, “we tried that before back in 1973, and it didn’t work then and won’t work now”. If you genuinely want to harness the power of problem-solving [...]
Live Webcast Wednesday 13 March 12pm Australian EST A final reminder for you to register for the live web cast this Wednesday 13 March at 12 noon. The web cast is for 60 minutes and will provide you with Rick Willmot’s secrets to a effective time management for busy executives and people in professional services. [...]
Finish It seems as if every time I open my e-mail there is an inordinate amount of advice coming from consultants and self-proclaimed gurus telling me to start something “new”. They all seem to imply they have the monopoly on the next innovative idea, which is only a rehash of the genius from giants such [...]
! The Focus Group Challenge Relying upon surveys assumes that people know how they feel. The reality is that in the workplace it sometimes takes listening to the opinions of others in a confidential and nonthreatening group setting before they form thoughts and opinions. Focus groups can reveal a wealth of detailed information and deep [...]
Influence Business attempts to cope with unpredictable competition and fickle customers. Do you market loyalty or the coupon deal? How can organisations plan ahead with any confidence? Contrary to the cliche, absence does not make the heart grow fonder; it becomes easier to forget. Separation is the enemy of influence. You have more influence when [...]
Although written to the accounting profession, this article is just as pertinent for business coaches & consultants, lawyers, bankers, financial planners, recruiters, and the like. ___________________________ The larger accounting firms are getting larger. Grant Thornton has just bought BDO. PwC is purchasing high-powered boutique firms like Ashley Munro. It’s unlikely there will be any [...]
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- Research Survey on Referrals in Professional Services October 31, 2011
- It’s not too late to ditch the tax, Julia June 24, 2012
- Catherine Deveny hate speech continues in spite of spelling October 6, 2012
- Wayne Swan: It would be funny if it wasn’t so scary September 21, 2011
- Why you must ban social media while working July 19, 2012
- In the name of Australia, go, Wayne Swan, go! May 14, 2013
- Nearly-Free Workshop for Professionals: Grow Your Business May 23, 2013
- Marketing message from Martin Luther King Jr. May 23, 2013
- Ric’s Thought for Today No.63: Want to change May 23, 2013
- The demise of conversation and command of language May 22, 2013
- Ric’s Thought for Today No.62: Opposing Views May 22, 2013
- Executive Wisdom Times Newsletter: No.98 May 2013 May 21, 2013
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About Ric Willmot
Ric Willmot is "The Strategist" assisting organisations to improve performance, profits and productivity. Most businesses are en route to destinations they don't seek because of a strategy they haven't set is taking them there. Ric Willmot is seen as the thought leader for strategic business improvement. His intent is not just to improve your business, but to build firms which create wisdom and wealth.
Ric travels Australia, Asia, USA and United Arab Emirates as the go-to person for CEOs & senior executives of mining, oil, gas and resources companies -- and consults to principals, partners, and professionals practicing in law, accounting, financial services, consulting, recruitment, business coaching and the like.