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External Coaching Vs. Internal Mentorship

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In today’s competitive business environment, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to rise to the top of your game without some form of mentorship or coaching. We are starting to get to the point where the debate is not whether you need

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Giving New Employees a Head Start

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As is expected with companies that are growing, a number of my coaching clients are taking on new team members at the moment. What is interesting to witness is the different approaches to bringing a new employee on board. On

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You Can’t Control What You Can’t Control

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I have spent a lot of my coaching time this week trying to redirect clients away from issues that are stressing them out. Why would I want to change their focus away from obvious challenges? Because there are some things

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Spring Gardening Chores for your Business

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The first day of September – regardless of the weather – is always a milestone for the start of Spring. There’s something special about Spring. It’s about renewed energy, the promise of growth, fresh thinking, a new start. It’s also

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Entrepreneurial (ADD) Attention Deficit Disorder

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I have had to coach myself this week! I’ve had to apply the advice I give my clients about focus and chasing too many big goals. I have more projects than clients at the moment. Like many business owners out

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Building Blocks for Beneficial Business Relationships

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Relationships have been top of mind for me all week. It could be that my wife and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary next week, while all around us we hear of yet another couple announcing a divorce. It

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Over-estimating and Under-estimating Your Capacity

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I have noticed something over the years I have spent helping businesses develop their plans. Business owners and executives tend to under-estimate what they can achieve in five years and over-estimate what they can achieve in 90 days. We get

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The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

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I am the first to admit that I am not a big reader. My brother-in-law is constantly giving me recommendations for good business books, so I use my long road trips to clients in Botswana to listen to the audios.

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Big Companies Need Small Company Mentality & Visa Versa

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One of the disadvantages of small companies is that they lack big company mentality. Oddly enough one of the disadvantages of big companies is that they lack small company mentality! Let’s unpack this notion. Small companies have a number of

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The True Cost of Discounting

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Perhaps it’s a sign of tough times. Perhaps it’s because consumers and clients have become conditioned to ask for discounts. But unless your business is based in Patpong Night Market in Bangkok and you are selling imitation Louis Vuitton handbags

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