Those Employee Engagement Benchmarks Mean Something, Right?

Let’s face it, most of us in Business love a good benchmark.  Knowing where we sit against others is as much a part of the human condition as secretly watching reality-TV shows – sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. Looking back, I have been associated with a number of companies that have collected large amounts

To work, or not to work…?

This blog is actually being written as I am genuinely unsure of where I stand on this issue. I want to gauge your opinion and also create a discussion so please, help me out! To set the scene, I am currently writing this as I enjoy watching an episode of Masterchef on my lounge. I

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

Leading In The Face Of Adversity

This may provoke some interesting comments and I hope that it does! Over the last few weeks, there have been three events that have been really interesting to me to watch and I wanted to share my thoughts with you as it highlights Leadership in the modern world. Firstly: I am a British Citizen and

Leadership – As Important Today As Ever Before

The federal election was held in Australia on the weekend and, three days after, we are still waiting for a result. Even though the polls were consistently predicting a 50/50 split between the two major parties, people seemed genuinely shocked at the result. We are looking down the barrel of another hung parliament and this