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  To successfully react to windows of opportunity, regardless of the focus — innovation, growth, culture, cost structure, technology — a new methodology of change leadership is required. Thirty years of research by leadership guru Dr. John Kotter have proven that 70% of all major change efforts in organisations fail. Why do […]

The 8-Step Process for Leading Change

 By Jim Collins 1.  Quality Executive Leadership Leaders have Personal Humility Leaders show Professional Will, almost fanatical Leaders show Workmanlike diligence – more plow horse, than show horse Leaders are Ambitious for the company, not themselves  2. First Who, Then What Getting the right people on the team comes before […]


 By John Russell – July 2013 There are many people who think they know what the cloud is. Truth be told, the majority of these people would have absolutely no idea how to describe what is becoming a buzz word in business technology – and a concept potentially annoying to […]

Five things you should know about the cloud

By Adam Franklin While social media has been stealing headlines for years, the humble website is very often where you are best off focusing your initial efforts. I’m not talking about a website re-design, really just an audit of what you’ve got already. There are six essential elements to a […]

Six things your website needs

By Myriam Robin  The census is important to more than demographers and policy-makers. It’s a snapshot of where we are as a nation, one which businesses can dip into for insight into their workforce and customers. Conducted every five years, in 2012, now is the moment to explore it before […]

The 2011 census: 15 gems for business

  By Lorna Brett   With over 70 percent of all Aussie businesses owned and run by families, it’s vital policies and systems are put into place so a feud between family members doesn’t have the power to bring the business down.   According to Family Business Australia CEO Philippa […]

How to avoid family-run business drama

Special disaster flood assistance grants of up to $25 000 are available to help Queensland primary producers and small businesses who have been affected by the November-December 2010 floods (including those in January 2011).  To help recovery in communities affected by flooding, people receiving these grants are encouraged to, wherever […]

Flood Assistance for Primary Producers and Small Businesses