What does FREEDOM mean for you?

Freedom! What does freedom mean ? What does this mean for you? For many, freedom is linked to financial aspects of their life. They believe they can achieve freedom by working their way up the salary ladder and therefore have the ability to buy what ever they want when they want. Great in principle, but […]

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The challenge of stepping out from the corporate world.

Working in industry was great and this is where I learned a lot and was given some fortunate opportunities to develop and grow as a professional, as a leader, as a mentor and as a person. Stepping out from the corporate world and starting a business to work for myself came with a number of challenges...However, […]

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NPD: New Product Development. THE Top 5 challenges to implement it. But WHAT is REALLY HOLDNG YOU BACK?

There are many views on the challenges associated with developing a new product, but here (in this article) I would like to explore the challenges which can be faced within an organisation when implementing a process to develop a new product.  I have stated it before, that in my opinion, any business which provides a […]

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NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (NPD). The 3 Key deliverables of NPD

I am going to start off with three simple questions. Q. How do you take your idea to market?  Q. How do you ensure that you have validated that your idea is robust and meets the legal requirements? Q. How do you know that your idea is what your customer wants or needs and how […]

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING – Is this our future?

Australia has enjoyed a rich history of manufacturing over the past 60 years and over this time,  included the following sectors: white goods automotive vehicles  prams and strollers and carseats furniture making electrical and electronics agricultural machinery automotive components clothing chemicals food processing pharmaceuticals construction materials aviation The total spectrum of manufacturing sectors expanded beyond […]

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Innovation: Why is it misunderstood and feared by organisations?

  Innovation, derived from Innovate, meaning “make change in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products” (Ref: Oxford Dictionary)         AG Lafley describes innovation at Proctor & Gamble (P&G) in the following way “So for us innovation is the brand in addition to the product. It’s the design of […]

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The Strategic Plan: Part 1 – A Holistic View

(2) There is information everywhere about the importance of developing a business strategy, whether it be in books or in online articles. It goes without saying, the strategy or plan gives direction and purpose within the business. While strategy is crucial for a business, is not the be all and end all of what the […]

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Micromanagement: the legacy it leaves behind

  I have been fortunate during my career not to have worked for a micromanager (aka control freak), but I have seen the effects of what micromanagement does to individuals, teams and the wider business, and it is not positive.  I have seen the aftermath (in terms of the damage within the business) of micromanagement and will […]

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