Thrive by Scale

The shift from a small business to a medium one is an exciting time for any business and is often associated with a rapid pace of change. This continual state of change can foster a mindset and culture that is stuck in a reactive state, but this small business survival skill is no longer fit […]

Thinking of Selling Your Business? – GRC: The Value Multiplier

If you’re considering selling your business in the next 2-3 years, you’re likely focused on maximising its value. One often overlooked yet crucial aspect to achieving this goal is effective risk management through Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). By integrating GRC into your daily operations, you’ll not only set up a much more seamless transition […]

Being the Conductor: The Enabling Leader

As leaders, we can easily fall into the trap of thinking we need to be the source of confidence and value generation within our businesses. Overwhelmingly we can feel like we need to have all the answers and that our teams are relying solely on us for guidance and direction. But the truth is, this […]

5 Cyber Questions SMB’s Should Ask Their Supply Chain Today

As a small business owner, you rely on your suppliers to deliver goods and services that meet your high standards. But have you considered their cyber security posture? Asking the right questions can give you confidence in their ability to protect your business from cyber threats. Here are 5 simple questions to ask your suppliers […]

Beyond “We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know”

How often have we uttered the phrase “we don’t know what we don’t know” as a way to shrug off uncertainty? But have we stopped to think about what lies beyond this comfortable ignorance? The truth is that accepting what we don’t know without taking action can be a recipe for disaster. Taking Responsibility for […]

Personal Time Strategy: What I’ve Learned

In life, I’ve learned that maintaining consistency is key to realising the goal. But I’ve also learned that neglecting relationships, my family and myself in my personal time can come at a great cost. That’s why I created a “time strategy”, a core approach to balancing the effectiveness of my time while trying to positively […]

CYBER GRC: The New Competitive Advantage

In today’s highly competitive Australian business landscape, companies are constantly seeking ways to gain a competitive edge. While product innovation and marketing strategies are important, there’s a new factor that’s emerging as a key differentiator: Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and particularly in Cyber Security, AI, Data and Digital Supply Chain. Client expectations are not […]

Indecision: The Silent Killer of Leadership Potential

Leaders, You’re Getting in the Way: Overcoming Avoidance and Indecision As leaders, we often pride ourselves on our ability to make tough decisions and drive our organisations forward. But the truth is, many of us struggle with avoidance and indecision, consciously or unconsciously holding ourselves and our teams back. The Cost of Avoidance and Indecision […]

Reigniting Leadership: Navigating Burnout and Restoring Strategic Confidence

Leadership burnout and a lack of confidence can significantly impact an organisation’s ability to execute its strategy effectively. The challenges faced by leaders today are multifaceted, often stemming from both internal and external pressures that can lead to a sense of being overwhelmed and induced doubt in their capabilities. Leaders may suffer burnout when there […]

Strategy VS. Planning: Why Australian Businesses Need to Get it Right

As a business leader in Australia, you’re no stranger to the importance of strategy. But let’s face it – many organisations are getting it wrong. We’re mistaking planning and discussion for strategy, failing to execute, and neglecting accountability structures. It’s time to shake things up and get back to basics. The Problem: Confusing Planning with […]