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How to accelerate your business growth with business facilitators

“Facilitate” (verb) - to create group synergy, move a group or business towards a desired destination, or to make an action or process easy or easier.

A business facilitator is the person or people in your business who help you to create and accelerate momentum towards your business vision. They typically work horizontally across the organisation, they cut...

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Sparking your organisation’s growth potential

Organisations were blindsided by the onslaught of COVID and forced to swiftly shift to a ‘new business normal’ as a means of survival. As we all acclimatise to the far-ranging implications, it’s now become a question of how we quickly we can reorient, evolve and bring to life new sources of value and opportunity. 

To uncover our...

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Are you an EA seeking greater impact in your role?

With the increasing demand for Executive Assistants to be even bigger powerhouses, and an EA’s desire to have greater impact and ability to progress their careers, how might a traditional EA role be shifted to the next level?  

There are three types of situations that we come across when we talk to...

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Break-through for business growth

As game-changing CEOs, chairs, directors, executives and business owners, we can often find ourselves frustrated, stuck or uncertain about our best next moves.  While these feelings might not sit on the surface, they can niggle at the backs of our minds – often for long periods of time.

For many, these discomforts escalate with the weight of...

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Tackling culture-related mistakes: Insights from the Royal Commission

60-second summary: Three mistakes

1: Failing to understand the Board’s role in, and impact on, culture

How to avoid: i. Get aligned; ii. Reset practices; iii. Engage the CEO, CHRO & Executive

2: Failing to gain transparency and traction

How to avoid: i. True culture indicators; ii. First hand voices; iii. Board tone

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Dial-up your Board's tone: How to take stock and have greater impact

Our Boards set the tone for what happens in our organisations. It's now an inescapable fact.  The damning royal commission findings, our shouting newspaper headlines, and the loud voices of activists and society are demanding that our Boards pay close attention to the tone they set with their words, actions and oversight - or the absence of them....

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How “progressive” is your Board?

Progressive Boards.  The range of responses I receive when I say those two words is fascinating. Reactions range from:

  • “Is there such a thing?” (cynicism)
  • “Of course, all Boards are progressive.” (indignation)
  • “Which Boards are the most progressive?” (curiosity)
  • “Is the Board I sit on progressive?” (self-reflection)
  • “What could we do to be more progressive?” (practical)

Was your reaction one of these, or something different?

It brought...

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People risks: How Boards can avoid reputation-wrecking headlines

As I opened and leafed through the papers last week, I was struck by the sheer number of reputation-damaging stories that referenced culture, conduct and the condonation of unacceptable behaviour.  Let’s just take the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday last week, for example.  In that one day, headlines screamed, “There was a culture of bullying in that room”, “Left faction...

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