Monthly Archives: September 2019

  • Why small is the new big for Christian businesses

    Seth Godin wrote a book about it, and it’s been the subject of numerous articles. Last year I spoke on the subject at the Christian Media and Arts Australia conference. I’m a firm believer that in the digital age, “big” isn’t always good. Certainly companies like Amazon seem to be taking over the world, but […]

  • Supernatural Provision

    “She went and told the man of God, and he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.’” (2 Kin 4:7) There is a spiritual principle that affects our physical existence; we reap what we sow. What we put in, we get out. Often […]

  • Dreaming A Big Dream Nike-Style

    Recently I completed Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, the autobiography of the founder of Nike. It was completely different to most CEO biographies you’ll read, and most of it because of his raw honesty. Most books on CEOs hide the true pain of starting – and being – in business. Not too many people will tell […]

  • What You’re Doing In Business Today Won’t Cut It Tomorrow

    We are living in a time of unprecedented change. For me personally, being in media, it feels like my feet never touch the ground anymore in that I cannot just rest and run a business as usual. It feels like I am endlessly planning for the future that is coming – whatever that might be. […]

  • The Importance Of Setting Your Imagination Free

    Let’s face it. You live a hectic life. Work, family, emails, SMS, social media, television, Netflix … there’s more than enough attention-grabbing stuff out there to fill your day 24/7 and then some. So … when do you allow your imagination to roam free? When do you turn your heart and your mind to things […]

  • Why You Should Ditch Your Home-Office For A Shared Space

    Having temporarily moved to Melbourne, I have been in the unusual situation of working out of my bedroom. As a long-time exponent of working from home, I was surprised to find this situation very challenging. With several project dead-lines looming, there was little opportunity to get out and about. With this in mind, I decided […]

  • Why Success Comes When You Do What You Are

    How often as leaders have you heard these comments or observed the parallel behaviors? I can’t do that.I’m not trained to do that.It’s not who I am.It’s just a job for me.I’m not passionate about what I do. There is nothing more frustrating to people than to be asked to do a job they a) […]

  • Kill me – it’s another meeting

    Some meetings should never take place!! When the leader of the meeting has no control over them, they are a waste of time. The most frustrating meetings are when the boss let’s those with the loudest voice have too much time. Even trying to shut them up (politely) just doesn’t work. Then there’s the person […]

  • ‘I Wish I Had’, Or ‘I’m Glad I Did’: Which Will It Be?

    Over the Christmas break I have been reading Zig Ziglar’s amazing book, Over The Top. It’s not my copy, but is in the house where we are staying for our ten day break. One of Zig’s key statements is related to how you want to live your life. Will it be ‘I wish I had’, […]

  • Turn your thinking around – and get better results

    “Why do I stand upon my desk? I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” This is a powerful tool. Artists and authors down through the ages have known the value of ‘seeing with fresh eyes’. Looking at familiar subject matter from a different […]