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Bait and tackle shop feels the bite as ombudsman orders it pay back $65,000 to staff

Bait and tackle shop feels the bite as ombudsman orders it pay back $65,000 to staff | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A family-run business in Clifton Beach in Cairns has been ordered to pay back $65,000 to 19 employees after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had been unknowingly underpaying its workers.
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The Single Greatest Threat to Your Leadership Growth and Development

The Single Greatest Threat to Your Leadership Growth and Development | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Incremental growth happens inside of your comfort zone – exponential growth happens outside of your comfort zone - your discomfort zone.

Think of public speaking, networking, leaving your job and starting something new, cold calling, conflict, saying no, taking an unpopular stance when you think it’s right, challenging inappropriate behaviour etc. 

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It's better to live in faith than fear.

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Are you sure? Is it real or an illusion?

Are you sure? Is it real or an illusion? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Have you ever had your boss say “Can you come into my office” and your first thought was “I’m in trouble or what have I done wrong?” only to find out they just wanted to talk to you about some matter?

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Three Ways Mentors Changed My Life

Three Ways Mentors Changed My Life | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

I heard a story the other day of a man who was driving in the middle of a downpour. The rain came down in sheets and visibility was just terrible. The man was unsure if he should stop or keep going. Suddenly he spotted a set of taillights ahead of him and decided he’d simply follow them.

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Be careful who you follow, they're not always leaders...

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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 10, 2015 2:25 AM

Learn from your mentor but reveal your uniqueness.

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Bringing Out The Best In Those You Lead

Bringing Out The Best In Those You Lead | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Learn about 3 measures leaders should employ to help bring out the best in those they lead to drive organizational growth and success.

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Leadership across sectors - when the similarities outweigh the differences

Leadership across sectors - when the similarities outweigh the differences | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Whitehall & Industry Group is an independent charity whose purpose is to develop learning opportunities between sectors. To celebrate its 30th anniversary last year, WIG set up its first Insight Days programme, in which senior leaders – including Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives/Chairmen – spent a day in each other’s organisations. Earlier this year, WIG arranged an Insight Day for Erik Bonino, Chairman of Shell UK, and Sir Derek Jones KCB, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government. In a guest blog, Erik reflects on the experience.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 2015 6:27 AM

Common agendas in Blue Chips and the Civil Service - a great initiative for leadership development!

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Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)

Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
– have you reviewed your credit application process?
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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends.

Find something more important than you are.

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Good insights here, particularly for SME's who are struggling to find their real purpose, and then stay true to that purpose.

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Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
We’ve all had the situation when an employee walks into our office with a problem they want us to solve (or dozens of problems they want solved). Maybe they walk into our office and say, “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving [...]

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 31, 2015 10:29 PM

There’s a lot to be gained by trying a little coaching vs. managing.

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ACCC in cyber risk warning

The ACCC has warned small businesses of the increased threat of one aspect of cyber risk... What’s the best way to reach out to millennial customers?... MBIA shares drop as largest investor pulls out… Employees are ignoring risks of cyber threat…
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10 Business Books for Entrepreneur's Reading Lists

10 Business Books for Entrepreneur's Reading Lists | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:11 PM

Set aside a little time for furthering your development.

Consultdustry's curator insight, June 3, 2015 11:14 PM

Read 3 of the 10 + 1 bonus listed - Recommended "Getting Things Done" by David Allen

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http://www.a-writer.com/

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Accountants tell small business to wait for $20,000 tax writeoff

Accountants tell small business to wait for $20,000 tax writeoff | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Accountants are advising their clients to hold off spending until legislation enacting the $20,000 tax break for small business has passed through Parliament.
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Increasing Your Business with help from the Federal Government

Increasing Your Business with help from the Federal Government | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Discover the opportunities for sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts as announced in the Federal Budget.

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A good opportunity for small business owners to learn more about what the budget means for them, and gain an an update on the economy.

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How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development

How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

HR professionals rely too much on formal training for leadership development. More strategic ways of learning and experiences outside the norm will help create future leaders. 



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Davell Logan's curator insight, August 5, 2015 3:05 AM

My opinion would be human resources really need to listen and get in the trenches with leaders in all areas of an organization, including seeing how everything operates on a day to day basis for at least one week. Just my opinion. 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 2, 2015 1:22 AM

'outsight' based leadership development; radical new thoughts there!

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:01 PM

Probably nothing too new here, but a good synthesis of all the approaches.

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Five tips for dealing with conflict

Five tips for dealing with conflict | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Just the word ‘conflict’ brings up emotions that have us want to change the subject. It brings up memories of broken friendships, damaged careers, sleepless nights, heart palpitations and the list goes on.

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10 Small Business Trademark Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs

10 Small Business Trademark Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

"Your small business trademarks have an untold amount of potential value."


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It's relatively easy to check for Trade Marks in Australia on the IPAustralia website, using ATMOSS. Make sure what you are thinking of using is not going to infringe someone else's IP.

Best advice is to employ an IP professional to help you.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 8, 2015 6:51 PM


The owners of small businesses are often not as well informed as they need to be in respect to the importance of trademarks and the costs associated with making mistakes in respect to their trademarks. Whilst written for the American market, the information provided in this article generally has universal application, and it supplies guidance on this subject that can be beneficial to business owners everywhere. 

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12 tips for being a great mentor

12 tips for being a great mentor | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
"A good mentor helps you to walk in your own shoes, even if you start out just wanting to walk in theirs."
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The mentee needs to be prepared to learn; needs to hear, not just listen.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 6, 2015 5:28 AM

Cool tips for being a good mentor!

 

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The Procrastination Doom Loop - and How to Break It

The Procrastination Doom Loop - and How to Break It | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When scientists have studied procrastination, they've typically focused on how people are miserable at weighing costs and benefits across time.


In the last few years, however, scientists have begun to think that procrastination might have less to do with time than emotion. Procrastination "really has nothing to do with time-management,” Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, told Psychological Science. “To tell the chronic procrastinator to just do it would be like saying to a clinically depressed person, cheer up.”



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 11, 2015 9:30 AM

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.


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What's Your Mid-Term Grade for Growth? | John Maxwell

What's Your Mid-Term Grade for Growth? | John Maxwell | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Today, at almost the mid-point of 2015, it’s a natural time to evaluate your progress in personal growth so far. So here are some questions to ask yourself to see how well you’ve been growing this year:

Trumans's insight:

An excellent article. Take time to pause and evaluate how well you are doing. You know what you're doing if your not growing....

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How the $20,000 small business write-off can make you worse off

How the $20,000 small business write-off can make you worse off | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The $20,000 immediate assets write-off for small business has been widely welcomed, but modelling shows some may actually be worse off.
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6 Hats Every Business Owner Must Wear

6 Hats Every Business Owner Must Wear | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 1, 2015 6:50 PM


Owning a business, puts one in a position where a multiplicity of roles needs to be accommodated, until such a time as the business is large enough and profitable enough, to employ qualified professionals in key areas. Often businesses fail because the business owners do not know, or do not understand, the key hats they must continually wear as they grow their businesses. This article identifies each of these key hats and then shares why each is critical to a business wanting to succeed.

Kathleen Nestor's curator insight, June 1, 2015 11:56 PM

You Can Be A Great Leader And A Terrible Boss... Or You Can Be A Great Boss And A Terrible Leader... Check Out This Article..

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Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural Pathways

Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural Pathways | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits. Neural pathways are like superhighways of nerve cells that transmit messages. You travel over the superhighway many times, and the pathway becomes more and more solid. You may go to a specific food or cigarettes for comfort over and over, and that forms a brain pathway. The hopeful fact, however, is that the brain is always changing and you can forge new pathways and create new habits. That’s called the neuroplasticity of the brain.

I used to drive with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator, and I wanted to train myself to drive with one foot only. It took some time, as I had a strong neural pathway for two-footed driving. But because I had the will to do it, I built a new pathway, and I rewired or reprogrammed my brain. You can remove a behavior or thought or addictions directly from the brain.

Because of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ever-changing potentials, anything is possible. People who’ve had strokes can retrain their brains to function again by building new pathways. Smokers and overeaters and many others can learn new behaviors and attitudes and can transform their lives.

Whether you work with others on their habits or you work with your own (or both), you can apply these understandings to boost your success.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 2015 6:07 AM

Ways to retrain the brain!

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Don't Try to Manage Your Time - Manage Yourself!

Here's an important announcement: There is no such thing as time management.

Think about it; the term is an oxymoron. Time cannot be managed. It cannot be controlled in any way. Everyone gets the same number of hours and minutes every day.

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5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Great communicators are highly respected and trusted. To them, it is very important to first build relationships--both personal and professional--as a way to create successful communication. Great communicators appreciate all their relationships and all the interactions they have. They are successful people who become the go-to source for other people within an organization.

One of the advantages that great communicators have is the big opportunity to get promoted and recognized in their careers more frequently as a result of their great communication competencies. Below are five successful practices of great communicators:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 24, 2015 7:00 PM

Great communicators are better liked, more successful, and produce more value for their organizations. Isn't it time to become a great communicator?

Leo Holland iii's curator insight, May 28, 2015 4:36 PM

this article was a great insight on what it takes  to be a great leader in my community. sadly most of the ideas portrayed in this article I already had in my mind.

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Increasing your business with help from the Federal Government

Increasing your business with help from the Federal Government | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Discover the opportunities for sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts as announced in the Federal Budget.

Every small business needs to know and understand the recently announced changes in the Federal budget particularly the opportunities that are now available and the changes that have been made.

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