Archive for February, 2009

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The Role of the Leader

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Obama won because of the “machine/people” he assembled.  He will
not be a great president IF he alone makes the decisions.  He will
be great if he develops an outstanding team who each have the
expertise to make the decisions.  The key to his job is to source
the right people, and get the best from those people.  That’s the
role of the supreme leader.

By the way if you say Obama won because he looked good – I will say
that there were people behind him who created the way he looked.
He sourced those people.

So are YOU making all the decisions or are you assembling a team?

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So Called Crisis

Monday, 2 February 2009

A friend recently shared with me that given the current so called
crisis she is “Going into a holding pattern to ride out the
storm.”  This is akin to sticking your head in the sand (probably
up there with kissing “it” good-bye!).  This is NOT the time to be
complacent.   NOW is the time to attack.  Attack your market to get
more, and attack your expenses to improve efficiencies.

If there’s one thing I do know – this situation is creating
opportunities.  Those who spend their time going on about the “bad
things” become too “clouded” to see those opportunities.

For those of you in Brisbane: I’m giving a Breakfast presentation
around “what’s happening in the business world” this Wednesday
morning February 4th at the Centenary & Districts Chamber of Commerce
(Middle Park).  Message me if you can’t Google the event.