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When The Boss Is Away, Staff Play – How to Turn It Around

Building Culture = Profit and Productivity Knowing that your staff are slacking off when you are out of the office not only affects your bottom line, but in how you interact with staff, now often not trusting them after being let down. Here are my 5 tips to turn it around and have a productive and profitable business. Hand over tasks to others with better skills than you and employ new staff from this basis. Ask yourself if you are a great...

How you can break a negative relationship with money and boost your finances into the future

You know the story, pay day comes around but sooner than you’d like to admit, it’s gone and you’re starting to wonder, “why does it disappear so fast?!” Take a look at how your parents and grandparents are around money. Are they savers or spenders? Do they have a balanced view or do they use money like being a tool? Do they think money is hard to earn and easy to spend? Chances are you’ve picked up on these habits. It’s...

The difference between a boss and a leader

Many ineffective bosses are one step away from being a bully. Often they are completely unaware of how their actions and words affect those around them, including staff and clients. They refuse to accept responsibility and instead blame others for messy situations. Leaders, on the other hand, have buckets full of empathy and self-awareness. They own their part in the process of making things change. Leaders can be tough and driven but they know it takes a ‘village’ to make change....

How to manage difficult staff and ensure a productive workplace

First published in Kochie's Business Builders on February 27. Managing difficult staff is one of the biggest challenges you will face as an employer. These staff can distract you from what is really important which can create even more damage to a business. Poor culture within a workplace guarantees a poorly performing business in the medium to long term. As the business owner, it is your responsibility to create the right culture and constantly address, refine and refresh it. Fundamental to getting the...

Money & Relationship Cycles – Interview

Originally published on Femail Magazine on February 17, 2017. Question: What types of issues does your business deal with? Millie Swann: My clients have big unconscious money and relationship blocks. They know something is wrong but they just can't seem to make the changes they need. They try everything and things just seem to get worse over the years, not better. These problems can either be personal or within their business, and between their business partners, staff or life partner. Problems with...

How to make 2017 your best business year yet

Originally published on VIW Magazine on February 7, 2017. Let’s face it, you tell yourself not to think about business over the Christmas and New Year period but you’re going to anyway. So, when you do, why not make it productive thinking? You get to choose, either beat yourself up about all the things that failed, that didn’t get done, that were a disaster or that didn’t deliver what was promised or, reflect on the things that did work and how you can...

Getting your staff teams back on track again.

Listen to this 15 minute Audio about How to get your projects back on track when your staff have stopped working together. Not all is lost & you can stop wasting time & money & get it all moving forwards more easily than you think. ...