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If you want to deliver a quality, successful product out of your project get rid of the arbitrary deadlines.

Deadlines are for the Military and Corpses In projects, we work towards things called deliverables. They are objectives aimed to be finished by certain dates. A deliverable could be something like the completion of your house foundations if you were building a house. Generally, we try to achieve that particular deliverable by the prescribed date […]

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This is what to focus on when delivering projects to ensure your path to success is as smooth as possible.

Project Managers must Live our live’s by Deliverables Deliverables are the “products” of the project. Think of a product in exactly the same way as you look at a chair and think “that’s a product”. A Product(Deliverable) is when you have delivered something. They are time bound and all successful projects are managed by deliverables. […]

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Effectively Create Goals for You and Your Team and Use these Methods to Help you Achieve Them!

GROW is a Coaching Model that can be used to effectively take you and your team’s Goals and turn them into Reality. We can use the GROW model in many scenarios. Most often it is used to move our businesses and people forward. It can be used for conflict resolution in meetings and many other […]

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These Are the FOUR STEPS to Making Your Competition IRRELEVANT!

Once You Know How Your Industry Competes, Then You can Redefine Your Business to Make the Competition Irrelevant. By completing the Strategy Canvas (In The Blog Previous) You will now have a picture of your business and competitors and as a result, what you compete on. Then when you look at what your business competes […]

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Business Owners! Do You Want to really understand how your business competes in the marketplace? Create a strategy canvas like this and map it out.

Do YOU Want to make a MASSIVE Difference to your company strategy? Create a Strategy Canvas so you can define what your industry competes on. Having a strategy canvas allows you to map out what your competitors compete on and what you compete with them on. Then this visual tool enables you to move costs […]

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Are YOU Ignoring Your NON Customers at your Peril? – Lessons Blue Ocean Strategy Can Teach us.

Is your business thinking in terms of Creating Uncontested Market Space or are you paying too much attention to what your competitors are doing? Marketplaces today are overcrowded and prone to competing simply by slashing prices in a never-ending cycle down towards bankruptcy. – Brad Sugar, world-class business coach states that “The QUICKEST way for a […]

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Unless YOU Are making Massive Leaps in VALUE for Your Customers You are Headed for Disaster. Here’s Why.

Make leaps in Innovation, not minor shifts. Today we focus a lot on making minor improvements to our products or services and while this is great for a certain amount of time, eventually we will have to make a leap in innovation. Products (and Services) that we make minor improvements on are what we call […]

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Business Owners! This is How YOU Can Validate the Viability of YOUR Product or Service Offering and as a Result, Stay in Business Longer.

Find the Sweet Spot for Your Products in Order to Stay in Business for the Long-term Products fit into two generic categories, How unique they are And how much value they deliver. How well they scale up on these two core categories will dictate how successful you are at selling your products and it also has a direct bearing […]

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Here’s How The World’s Greatest Products are Communicated Effectively to Their Customers.

Great Products are Communicated clearly, succinctly and powerfully to the world. The Art of Communication is a skill that every successful business owner needs to master. Effective communication can be summed up in three words Clear – Unambiguous. Don’t use jokes or satire, people don’t understand your humor quite like you do. Make sure your language […]

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The Five Steps to Creating Products as Desirable as Rolex and Apple

Creating Great Products is Essential for The Longevity of Your Business: One of the four pillars of greatness that Under Armour talk about is Great Products. “Create Great Products” is so important to the vision of Under Armour that it is one of the four guiding principles in their business. It is with great products […]

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Do You Hate Forgetting to Do Tasks? This is the Tool I use on a Daily Basis to manage massive workloads and Complex tasks.

Beating Cognitive Overload is the absolute must do for any professional today. Whether you work in the professional corporate arena, run a Business or just have lots to do this is how to do it. Cognitive overload happens because you are trying to juggle everything in your work and life and cannot possibly handle the […]

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How to Create Systems that Enable You to Be High Performance.

Resilience in Today’s hectic business schedules is no longer optional. The difference between those in control and those that are burnt out is the level of resilience they can attain. Flow is a key player in resilience in business. As a result of this, it is important to put systems in place that allow you to enter […]

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Stressed OUT? If you Understand how to GET CONTROL of Your Work, You Can REDUCE STRESS and Increase Productivity. Here’s How.

How Flow (The Cycle of High Performance) Works in Your Day to Day Life Flow like many things follows a cycle. It’s impossible to live your entire life in a flow state so it’s important to realise that you will spend time in each of the four parts of the cycle to ensure that when […]

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By Getting in The Zone, You Can Be Massively More Productive. This is How You Do it!

Create Resilience in Your Business to Perform Better for Longer I wanted to dedicate a number of my articles to help you perform at your best because self-motivation and creating situations where you can thrive is extremely important. Too often our business owners and employees are stressed out, working far too many hours and not […]

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If You Change HOW You Listen To People, YOU CHANGE the TRUST You Get in Return

The reason people are ignoring what you say, is because you are ignoring what they said! This is the listening Triangle. What is most important is at the top, what is least important is at the bottom. The problem is, we spend too much time at the bottom of the triangle and not enough at […]

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Are You SICK and TIRED of Butting Heads With Stubborn People? Here’s How to Change their Minds!

How One Engineering Company Solved a Problem by Working Around the Stubborn Mule Holding Them Back. Many people are stuck in their ways. They think that the way they are doing something is the best way to do it and that is all there is to it. A stubborn Foreman and a Newly minted Engineer […]

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The Five Things You NEED To Possess In Order To Become a GREAT Influencer

Would you like to know the five key areas you need to grow in order to maintain your influence? 1.     Learnt intelligence – innate intelligence, decision making, critical thinking. To summarise this, if you are not intelligent you will not be able to gain sustainable influence. To be totally blunt here, when was the last time you […]

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How to Be a Fantastic Influencer!

How to be a Great Influencer One of the greatest learnings I’ve had over time in what it takes to become a great influence is understanding how the human brain works when it comes to influencing decisions. There are four fundamental questions that must be answered in order to be a successful influencer. We know […]

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Understanding Adoption and How it Impacts Your Ability to Influence People

Understanding adoption and how it affects your ability to influence. When new technologies, innovations or inventions come into the marketplace there is always an adoption curve, some progress quicker over time than others, some take a very long time but they almost always follow a pattern of adoption. The Five Stages of Adoption: We map […]

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The Two Immutable Laws of Influence

Without the ability to influence people, you don’t have any potential to create a sustainable business. Without the ability to influence people you don’t have any potential to create a sustainable business. If you can’t influence your suppliers to give you product at a better rate your competitors will out price you, if you can’t […]

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Handy LinkedIn Links You Should Know About

Hi Team Here are Some of the most handy links I have found on LinkedIn. Just a note up front. LinkedIn does some funny stuff with incoming URL links so you will need to copy and paste these into your browser for them to work properly in most cases. Your LinkedIn Social Selling Index https://www.linkedin.com/sales/ssi/ […]

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Every Change in an Organisation Must Have These Two People

The Change Champion, making your change happen for you! The change champion is the boots on the ground when it comes to helping others change. The change champion is responsible for: 1.     Passing information and skills to people at the coal face 2.     Acting as the first point of escalation for support 3.     Working with process owners to […]

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Why the Power of Stories Accelerates Change in Organisations

How to create trust in people and teams so you achieve a higher uptake at a faster rate for your change. Creating Trust in people and teams can be done through storytelling and when you create trust with people you can accelerate change. Understanding the Human Mind Humans have both a Conscious and a Subconscious mind. […]

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How to Reduce the Amount of Time Your Staff Spend in Denial and Resistance to Change

Don’t let the first reaction you get to your change force you down an expensive methodologically driven pathway, instead use this tool to help your staff understand your change! I tend to hear a lot today about how much people hate change and I think that a lot of this perception comes from the initial […]

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How to Stop People from Torpedoing Your Change Journey Forever!

It’s all about Understanding How People React to Change One of the greatest insights you can get in possibility leadership is the understanding of how people are going to react to change. This includes YOURSELF. People react to change in an almost universal manner. They will, in most cases go through four stages. Some people […]

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Are you Finding Security Testing Software in Projects a Pain? This is how to Use Agile to deliver secure software!

Too many Projects are leaving Security (Penetration Testing) until the last minute and this is making your company vulnerable to outside hacking and delaying deadlines. Security is a big topic nowadays and it is finally getting some traction at the top table of many companies. There have even been cases of the CEO and the […]

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Apple’s new iPhone is the start of the decline as apple descends into a bloody red ocean of competition

What the new iPhones now represent: ·        The new iPhone’s offer nothing of additional value (Outside spec increases) ·        The new iPhone’s do not reduce end user cost (They increase it with required accessories) ·        Apple is now copying its competition and charging more for the privilege (a lot more) What I Predict Happening in the next five […]

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Leaders and Project Managers! This is how to get MASSIVE buy in when it’s time for change in your business.

Believe it or not, the majority of people will happily follow your change no matter what the doomsayers say! Often when we start talking about changing something in our businesses we will hear from a few people that the majority won’t accept whatever that change is. This kind of talk tends to freeze perfectly good […]

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How to stop people from torpedoing your change journey forever

It’s all about Understanding How People React to Change One of the greatest insights you can get in possibility leadership is the understanding of how people are going to react to change. This includes YOURSELF. People react to change in an almost universal manner. They will, in most cases go through four stages. Some people […]

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How to Reduce the Amount of Time Your Staff Spend in Denial and Resistance to Your Change

Don’t let the first reaction you get to your change force you down an expensive methodologically driven pathway, instead use this tool to help your staff understand your change! I tend to hear a lot today about how much people hate change and I think that a lot of this perception comes from the initial […]

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Having Trouble Getting YOUR Change across the Line? Use this great tool to effectively communicate with your team!

This is a method in: 1. How to communicate your change so that you get maximum buy-in 2. Help people understand how the change you are bringing about will affect them. I call this the Four Gates to Possibility When people are in resistance to a change you want to bring about, normally it’s because […]

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The Power of Stories to Accelerate Change

How to create trust in people and teams so you achieve a higher uptake at a faster rate for your change. Creating Trust in people and teams can be done through storytelling and when you create trust with people you can accelerate change. Understanding the Human Mind Humans have both a Conscious and a Subconscious mind. […]

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Every Change in Business Must Have These Two People

The Change Champion, making your change happen for you! The change champion is the boots on the ground when it comes to helping others change. The change champion is responsible for: 1.     Passing information and skills to people at the coal face 2.     Acting as the first point of escalation for support 3.     Working with process owners to […]

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Handy Links for LinkedIn You Have Probably Never Heard Of.

Hi Team Here are Some of the most handy links I have found on LinkedIn. Just a note up front. LinkedIn does some funny stuff with incoming URL links so you will need to copy and paste these into your browser for them to work properly in most cases. Your LinkedIn Social Selling Index https://www.linkedin.com/sales/ssi/ […]

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The two immutable laws of Influence

Without the ability to influence people, you don’t have any potential to create a sustainable business. Without the ability to influence people you don’t have any potential to create a sustainable business. If you can’t influence your suppliers to give you product at a better rate your competitors will out price you, if you can’t […]

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Understanding adoption and how it affects your ability to influence

Understanding adoption and how it affects your ability to influence. When new technologies, innovations or inventions come into the marketplace there is always an adoption curve, some progress quicker over time than others, some take a very long time but they almost always follow a pattern of adoption. The Five Stages of Adoption: We map […]

Read More

How to be a Great Influencer

How to be a Great Influencer One of the greatest learnings I’ve had over time in what it takes to become a great influence is understanding how the human brain works when it comes to influencing decisions. There are four fundamental questions that must be answered in order to be a successful influencer. We know […]

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Two EASY things you can do to communicate how awesome your products are

Create a Mantra – Two or Three words for your product. A mantra is a great way to communicate simply about the product you are selling. This is two or three words simply stated, easily communicated to anyone. Some examples of product mantras are as follows: Simply Elegant Rough, Tough and Robust Built to last […]

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How to create great products that generate you income.

Creating Great Products is Essential for The Longevity of Your Business: One of the four pillars of greatness I talked about earlier in my culture session was “Create Great Products” and as I talked earlier in my book about how truth is universal and as such, must thread its way through everything, here in this […]

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Change Leadership Is Possibility Leadership.

Change Leadership Is Really Possibility Leadership. As Change Leadership is a hot topic at the moment I’d like to throw a bit of a curve ball into the mix. While everyone is talking up methodologies and processes like if you just followed a process you’d be successful all the time (we all know that’s not true). […]

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