How to develop great staff to build your business

6 ways to develop awesome staff through coaching “Driven, enthusiastic team members will be your best asset.” – Richard Branson Ask any successful entrepreneur about the key foundation on which they built their business and great people will always be at the top of the list. Having great people on staff is common to all successful organisations. Smart leaders know that great staff are a valuable asset and therefore spend the …
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How to grow your business or cause through email marketing: Part 1

Let me get straight to the point. If you do not use email marketing as a way to grow your cause you are missing out on one of the most effective mediums available. Whether your cause is a business or nonprofit, you should seriously think about making email marketing a priority. If you do it well, it will become one of your most successful marketing activities. A great way to …
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Jane was out of her depth. Jamie was always late. How to turn poor performance into good and what to do if you cant.

Do you have a team member who has poor work habits or is not really working to the standard you need? I am sure most managers would agree that they want a safe and happy workplace with high performing staff. Managing underperforming staff can be a difficult and stressful task, but what if it was possible to turn this poor performance into good. Jane was out of her depth Jane …
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How to navigate the ever changing VET sector. Our top 10 tips to stay calm and compliant.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. – John Maxwell Anyone working in the Vocational Education and Training sector in Australia will have experienced this roller coaster of change and know that falling asleep on the job for a minute can quickly lead to trouble with compliance.   Staying on top of the changes can be challenging and if you want your business to grow, you need some clever strategies to keep …
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How to build a great non profit by building a great team

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much – Helen Keller There’s no doubt that working with the right people can be rewarding. Teams are the building blocks of society and all successful non profit organisations. Teams feel right. We know how to behave in teams because we have learnt the concept from a very young age. We have learnt how to share ideas, trust others …
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Are you missing out on a great opportunity to build your staff and business?

Appraisal is one of the most ignored but effective tools to grow your staff and business   What gets measured gets managed Peter Drucker, the famous writer and business consultant said it so clearly in his distinct and straight-to-the-point style. The concept is so simple and crucial to business success, and yet it is ignored by far too many businesses and organisations. Paying attention to something long enough to measure …
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5 ways to recruit the right people on a small budget

Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission. – Anne M. Mulcahy I am sure you have heard this before. The belief that staff are our most valuable asset is widespread. Most managers and business owners know it’s true. We …
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How do you prepare your RTO for an Audit? Will it be war or peace?

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender – Winston Churchill The audit as a battle ground. Sometimes an audit feels like a battle ground. And the words of Churchill, while we use it in …
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I tell stories for a living. And sometimes I get to tell great ones!

My kids laugh when I say I tell stories for a job. They laugh even more when I say I help other people tell their stories. I get it, it’s funny. They get my stories for free every night and are curious how I can make a living telling other people’s stories. Why would someone pay me to tell a story? But that is what I do. I tell stories to …
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How can I be confident my RTO is compliant, at all times?

You might think that this is a no brainer but there is a tendency in RTOs to only think seriously about compliance when an audit is approaching.  Why is this? Because the day to day pressing issues overshadow the compliance tasks. Many RTOs are reactive in their approach to compliance and quality, they deal with issues as they arise but they may not have systems in place to systematically review …
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