hits and misses - forget the drama if you want success
Business Advice

Why you should focus on the hits not the misses

- August 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

I recently engaged in a conversation with a client, who following my simply curious question of “how’s things?” with a litany of what I could only describe as ‘stories from his bad news filing cabinet’, writes Mark LeBusque. These included (in no specific order), “communications are not clear enough”, “our relationships don’t allow for honest… Read more »

Are lockdowns chiselling away at your confidence?
Wellbeing

Lockdown 5.0 has chiselled away at me

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you “chisel away” at something, you chip at it gradually. You keep doing or saying something which slowly changes someone’s feelings or opinions or desires about something.  It started with a bout of the ‘CBF’s’  {Cant Be F*#ked] that arrived on the Wednesday morning after the announcement of the extension by a further week… Read more »

self-care is vital for small business owners
Wellbeing

Why self-care for business owners isn’t selfish

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

“You’re being selfish.”  These were the first words that were thrown my way from the irritating little voice in my head that I refer to as my ‘bad news filing cabinet’ when I was recently presented with a COVID-based opportunity. I was finally travelling again and delivering my workshops interstate when it became a real… Read more »

busy
Productivity

5 ways you can bust busyness for good

- June 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

“I’m Busy”. “You must be so Busy?” “How Busy is it right now?” Do we even think before we say these frequently spoken words? When did busy become a thing, a throwaway line, a badge of honour, a suit of armour, our identity or even some conscious or unconscious form of protection? With terms such as,… Read more »

trust
HR

What is the role of trust in small business success?

- February 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Building solid foundations is the crucial starting point when it comes to building a house. Your foundations will safely distribute the weight of your new home and prevent the subsoil from spreading, avoiding an unequal settlement of the structure. This could lead to catastrophic structural issues and possible collapse down the line, writes Mark Lebusque.… Read more »

office politics
News

When can office politics be good for business?

- January 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

Let’s play a word association game for a quick moment using the following word – POLITICS. Where did you immediately focus your attention? Was it to the positive or the negative?What were the words that triggered something in you immediately? asks Mark Le Busque. Here are a few that are shared in the conversations I’ve… Read more »

HR

Tell tale signs of a toxic workplace

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Have you ever had that feeling that you have landed in a toxic workplace? asks Mark LeBusque, Harvard-trained consultant, author and founder and director of The Human Manager. Something doesn’t feel right. Your logical and intuitive selves seem to be at a standoff, neither prepared to give an inch. The ‘logical you’ is creating stories… Read more »