Working from home for small business teams

Working from home has been a hot topic in recent years but never more so than now, as recent environmental and now pandemic events threaten the survival of many small and micro-businesses. Fears of a pandemic are quite extreme, however, other less threatening events have also disrupted businesses recently. Consider recent bushfires in Australia, which (more…)

50 First Dates With My Assistant

I once had an office assistant working on my team, who would email then call each team member daily, sometimes multiple times, for an update. First, she would send an email. Then, one of my other colleagues would remark, “Did you see that email?” Finally, the assistant would call me 15 minutes later to check (more…)

Sharpen your soft skills

6 work skills for your future Soft skills, which have lasted for centuries, will continue to be essential in the new world of work. Instead of looking at what’s changing, maybe we need to look at what doesn’t change. Soft skills are basically the skills that make us most human. They’re not technical skills that (more…)

Write goals and keep them close

Do you write goals? If you don’t write goals, how will you know where you’re going? My wife and I were moving house a couple of weeks ago. Our lives were in transition for a few days, living from tarp like bags and boxes with all of our worldly possessions. In our living room, we (more…)