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1.    Give them a pay rise. The downside: A $2,000 pay rise may equate to an increase in take home of only say $25 per week to your employee, not ground breaking. Plus, you’re then committed to that extra $2,000 ongoing. 2.    Give them a bonusThe upside: A bonus is a one off, it’ll mean a lump s...
04/01/2009
Have you heard that much touted employee hiring practice of “getting the right people on the right seats”? Whenever I hear that I always think of seating people on a bus… and then I always think of the movie Speed. You remember Speed right? Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock burning down the road ju...
04/01/2009
Just this morning a friend called a service provider and was told by his office that he’d call back in “10 minutes”. 30 minutes later, he was on the phone to let her know that he’d call back “in an hour”. 2 ¼ hours later, she’s still waiting for his call. Two broken promises within the first 3 ho...
03/08/2009
1. Entering (and preferably winning) awards programs = free publicity and credible media opportunities. But you know what, entering, being nominated or being a finalist and not winning also has the fabulous benefits of the networking opportunities and in many cases it gives you an ability to sit ...
03/08/2009
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Excerpted from Kirsty’s first book Advance to Go, Collect $1 Million. Be careful when you approach a mentor! Realise that if it is someone very successful they are going to be very busy. Here are some tips for making your approach. Be serious Most mentors immediately start suggesting things that ...
03/08/2009
I’ve worked in real estate since I was 15 years old. One of the main reasons I wanted to open my own agency at the age of 21 was that I was aware that not all real estate agents are equal. Some are dreams, some are nightmares and many are in the middle. I get asked all the time – “how do I find a...
03/04/2009
(sung to the eternal Kool and the Gang hit tune)  Loving this Seth Godin post I just read on his personal “career ending” failures. Here’s someone who has achieved so much and is one of my personal role models and yet his failures are equally impressive I have to say! When I interviewed Seth in 2...
03/03/2009
It’s not you it’s me… I need some space… I want to concentrate on my career… I could go on and on with this list of corny overused dumping phrases, we’ve all either heard or said them, but what to say when you’re doing a professional dumping. By professional dumping I mean rejection in a business...
03/03/2009
As I sat this morning eating my breakfast cereal I saw a brown something move out of the corner of my eye. Investigating further I saw, not a cat, not a dog, but a kangaroo* making its way through my front yard. I was stunned and scrambled to grab my camera managing to get this very un-Attenborou...
03/03/2009
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Winston Churchill’s often misquoted as giving an entire speech where all he said was “never give up” three times, in fact he said the following and a little more: "Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” En Vogue and ...
03/03/2009
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