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Are you using your time wisely?

Most of us in business are familiar with the idea (made famous by Stephen Covey) of organising and implementing around priorities, where priorities are determined by assessing both importance and urgency. (See more on this here.) The degree of urgency typically...

Five priorities for a new financial year

With a new financial year in Australia about to kick off it is not too late to plan for the year ahead if you’ve not done so already. Here are my suggestions to make FY18 a great year. Articulate your values Get clear on your vision Get clear on your mission Have a...

Book Review: Scaling Up – Verne Harnish

Scaling Up – How a Few Companies Make it…and Why the Rest Don’t (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0) Verne Harnish and the team at Gazelles This book was first published in 2014, and as the title suggests, is an update and refresh of Verne’s first book...

What is on your pre 30 June to do list?

We are approaching two months out from the end of the Australian financial year end. A great time to identify your goals for between now and EOFY. My view is that these goals will be both in respect of your clients and your own business. In short, I’d like to see...

The Importance of Sleep for Professionals

In the CAANZ Accuity magazine in February/March 2017 there was an article by Ben Power called “In praise of sleep”. It has prompted me to consider the subject further and its relevance to professional such as accountants and lawyers. Ben Power’s article makes...