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How To Run A Marathon

A couple of weeks ago I returned from a quick overseas trip to Hawaii. While I was there, my brother messaged me asking if I would be interested in running a marathon at the end of October. My first answer was no – while I have some level of fitness and a distant memory of

Top 5 Myths in Employee and Industrial Relations

April was a record month for our Consulting area, a popular area is around the Employee Relations and Industrial Relations legislation. We are lucky to have our own legal experts as part of our service offering. The team at Optimum Legal have compiled the top 5 ER/IR myths: It is against the law to give

Vision and Values – The Best Start to 2018!

One simple thing every business leader can do to get 2018 off to the best possible start. Have you ever been on the receiving end of this expression, “Do as I say, not as I do”. Those interested in the workings of the brain will already be aware of the need many of us humans

Why Would Someone Care About What You Have to Say

WHY WOULD SOMEONE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY? Part of our Performance Drumbeat at Optimum Consulting Group is a monthly all-staff meeting to share information and progress, held in the last week of the month.  We often have people joining from 8 or more separate locations which means it is very much an

Is Paranoia A Prerequisite For Success?

Paranoia can be defined as a thought process often caused by fear or anxiety why a person distorts or creates a delusional existence. Paranoid people can often believe that people are “out to get them” and struggle to trust or empower other team members and people around them. Extreme levels of paranoia can see people

The Magic Pill – What Is It That Everyone Is Waiting For?

Each and every day I get asked the same question; “How’s the market going?”. If it isn’t those exact words, it’s a variation of this. This line of questioning isn’t only reserved for Monday to Friday either. I was asked this on a Sunday evening the day after my wedding whilst enjoying a beer in

In Times Of Uncertainty

It wasn’t that long ago that a client said to me “ In times like these I grow my business!” With a bemused look on my face, I asked him to explain what appeared to me to be a very courageous “play”. This guy had serious form in the residential real-estate market. He is considered

Are You A Great Communicator?

Communication. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find it difficult to say what I really want to say at work.  In fact, it actually seems impossible, at times, for fear that I will offend or upset the recipient of my message if I mess up the delivery.  From time-to-time, I suffer from this

The Ultimate Business Health Check

There are many guides and measures as to the health of a business. Financial performance, balance sheet strength and customer sentiment are three of the most common indicators that are measured by businesses in order to assess their ‘health’. However, sometimes certain situations bring other criteria to the fore where your business is exposed to