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A name is just a name, and other lessons from expanding a business

It takes courage to tell the other story - the one where things didn’t go as planned - and to share the hard lessons...

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It doesn’t matter what words you use; it really matters that you know what you mean

Over the years I’ve seen organisation after organisation tie themselves up in knots over words. In absence of a genuine understanding of what they...

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Had success in business? You’ve got to pay it forward, says Aden + Anais founder Raegan Moya-Jones

The founder of baby clothing retail giant Aden + Anais says women who’ve had success in the business world are duty-bound to pass their knowledge...
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Six simple steps for succession in family businesses

If you work in the family business sector, chances are you run into the same statistics over and over again: Seventy percent of family...

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Is best practice best for you?

The old “what’s best practice” chestnut has been rearing its ugly head a lot lately. I get it, in the absence of any idea...
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Keys to leadership success: Optimism, resilience and a willingness to look in the mirror

Complex, sophisticated and diverse societies, like ours in 2016, have always been difficult to lead. There have always been challenging issues and we’ve always...
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The most “powerful” Australians on LinkedIn revealed

Two pioneers of the Australian e-commerce sector are among the most influential chief executives in the country, according to LinkedIn. RedBalloon founding director Naomi Simson...

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Organisation, brand and the Gordian Knot

Sometimes the deep work and everyday actions and decisions needed to build a brand can feel like a modern day equivalent of the Gordian...

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Are you making promises you can keep?

When a word is as familiar as “promise” it’s easy to think we know all there is to know about what it is and...

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There is one thing an organisation needs to do

I am often asked by leaders “what’s the one thing I can do?” My return question is most usually: “To do what?” Because it...
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