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What kind of leader do you want to be, Ardern or Trump?

- November 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

Emotionally intelligent leaders are coming into their own during the pandemic, not only in the business world but also on the global stage, writes Kirk Peterson, Founder and Managing Director of Performance Shift. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern excels at Emotional Intelligence (EI) and her country has benefited from it during the pandemic. Her… Read more »

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Why my power hours are the key to my success

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

I remember first hearing the term ‘power hours’ about five years ago and it really resonated with me. The term power hours refers to the hours in between the time you wake up and midday. It was one of those things that kept popping up through books that I was reading and podcasts that I… Read more »

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Moving Mountains: Feed the man [plant-based] meat

- November 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

Serial entrepreneur Simon Van der Molen says he always knew from a young age that he had a mission to achieve in life. “It just took many years for me to work out exactly what that would be,” he smiles. Today Van der Molen is the founder of Moving Mountains, a globally successful plant-based burger… Read more »

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We need to challenge perceptions of regional Australia

- October 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

We need to get smarter about managing perceptions, because living in a regional area does not automatically strip someone of all education, innovation and ability, writes Bronwyn Reid, a small business owner, advocate and mentor from regional Queensland. Sometimes, when I venture out of regional Queensland and head South, I feel as though I have… Read more »

Influencers

Hair Aid: Giving the gift or skills

- February 27, 2019 3 MIN READ

The birth of Hair Aid sounds like the start of a cheesy joke …’two nuns walk into a bar,” but it was the beginning of this not for profit’s ongoing mission to empower people living in critical poverty with income earning skills. Founder Selina Tomasich was on holidays in the Manila when she met two… Read more »

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Where does your business rate on the Gratitude Scale?

- October 17, 2018 3 MIN READ

Do you know the primary reason consumers leave a brand? Indifference. What’s the best way to combat indifference? Gratitude. That’s why your business needs to rank highly on the gratitude scale. The more gratitude you show your loyal customers, the more likely they are to stay loyal. Why Gratitude Matters Gratitude matters because of simple… Read more »

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First Act: Joel Nicholson

- September 24, 2018 3 MIN READ

Traditionally, the first act establishes character, relationships and setting; it’s where the first plot point happens. This series collects the ‘first act’ jobs, careers or businesses of entrepreneurs… Meet Joel Nicholson. Joel Nicholson isn’t afraid to challenge a decision. His first foray into work was as a teenager in a fish shop, where he says… Read more »

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Do less, produce more: why meaning matters not happiness

- September 7, 2018 5 MIN READ

Author Mark Manson shares his journey from struggling musician to self-help guru to New York Times best-selling author and explains why embracing struggle can lead to meaning and fulfilment. “What’s my schtick? I have made the very unfortunate career choice of writing a self-help book even though I can’t stand self-help stuff myself,” begins Mark… Read more »

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How pet care business Rufus & Coco leveraged the trend of pet humanisation

- August 29, 2018 3 MIN READ

With 5.7 million Australian households owning at least one pet, Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) estimated that households spent $12.2 billion on pet products and services in 2016, up 42 percent since 2013. Leveraging Australia’s love of our furry friends is pet care brand Rufus & Coco, which is this year celebrating its 10th birthday. Having owned… Read more »