2303, 2020

Allocate time to your rocks (key tasks) rather than the pebbles and sand (emails)

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The father of time management could be Stephen Covey. In his book “First thing’s first”, he observed that great leaders appear less stressed and seemed to have more time on their hands. He adopted the Eisenhower matrix which helps to sort tasks based on the principals of urgency and importance. When assigned to each task, […]

2303, 2020

25 rules for a highly effective PowerPoint presentation

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

This is an extract from a book called ‘Don’t say I never told you’.

Create a story 

Presentation planning
Last-minute slide presentations are a career-limiting activity. You would not hang your dirty washing in front of a hundred people, so why would you want to show your audience sloppy slides? Only say “yes” to a presentation if you have the time, […]

2303, 2020

Peter Drucker’s advice on abandonment

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

I consider abandonment as one of the most important gifts bestowed on us by Peter Drucker. It is unusual that such a profound concept should have been left unnourished by so many writers who followed in his footsteps. Amongst the overgrown and chaotic jumble within an organisation Drucker saw a clear pathway to freedom, innovation […]

2303, 2020

Making your career as secure as a “hedgehog”

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The first circle in the diagram tells us to focus on an area where we can be a world expert. This is not as hard as it sounds, providing you look for a field specific to your experiences, where you have already made progress. Make sure it’s free from competing experts, then get your 10,000 […]

2303, 2020

Pay your mortgage off in 15 years- yeh right.

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments


30 Years vs 15 Years of Payments on a mortgage of $400,000 at a 5% interest rate

30 Years of Payments
15 Years of Payments
15 years paid fortnightly

Monthly Payment
$1582 fortnightly

Total Interest


I am not kidding, this is what you will eventually do, if you are clever.  To get a mortgage you may sign yourself up to the devil, […]

2303, 2020

How to avoid dumb investments by following Warren Buffet’s checklist

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Investing in stocks without understanding what is going on is betting in a casino which I don’t think you are into. It is very easy to turn your investments into dumb money as the ‘fear of missing out’ will drive you to questionable investments.

There are a myriad of investment opportunities for where the unwise can […]

2303, 2020

20 tips when buying your first home

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Know your credit score

Your credit score is one of the biggest factors in what your loan terms will be. Know your score before you ever try to get a loan, and take the time to repair it as there will be errors ( 4 out of 5 contains errors). Noticed a small mistake? No […]

2501, 2020

Warning of scam that international speakers need to be aware of

By |January 25th, 2020|0 Comments

If you receive an email from a reverend with a Gmail account, you can guarantee you’ve been hit by a scam.

Features of a scam are:

Large church who are running a large conference as they want to do something different.
Have substantial sponsorship so fees are not a problem.
They are promising about 600 people […]

2003, 2012

Recognise success and celebrate

By |March 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Jack Welch puts celebrations in his top eight traits of a leader, that is how important it is.  As he says “Work is too much a part of life not to recognize moments of achievement. Grab as many celebrations as you can.  Make a big deal out of them.” Welch was all about making business […]

1312, 2011

The Billion Dollar Giveaway

By |December 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Performance Bonuses give away billions of dollars each year, based on methodologies where little thought has been applied. Many Schemes are flawed from the start, there are ten foundation stones to making performance related pay work. The most significant foundation stone is never pay super profits in any bonus, as these come round in-frequently and […]