04 Jul 2011

A recent Linkedin group discussion asked: ‘Given that most of us can master any skill we choose to, with the right support and experience, what makes us attribute 'high potential' to some people and not to others?’ I think this is a great question and pertinent to all businesses. I have rated someone as 'high potential' when they: 1. Show drive to do what others won't do. I sat in on a...

03 Jul 2011

In the June 16 issue of BRW (brw.com.au), Leo D'Angelo Fisher listed the following 10 steps to being a great manager: 1. Managers are leaders and leaders are managers - don't get caught up by artificial dichotomy. 2. Leadership can be shared. 3. Leadership requires high-level personal attributes. 4. Leaders are part of a team. 5. Managers / leaders know their team. 6. Create a sens...

02 Jul 2011

I have been Foxtel free until very recently, and am now only just discovering the plethora of shows available to an avid television watch such as myself (a bit like providing a problem gambler with a gambling outlet right in their living room)Of all the shows, I have become taken with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). (A little sad I hear you say, and you would be right) For thos...