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12 Insights into a Great Leader & Managing Adversity

It was interesting to hear CEO Alan Joyce at the Excellence in Leaders lunch recently on his visit to Singapore. Through adversity under his leadership Qantas has thrived, and is now recognised one of the most profitable airlines in the world.

Points that stand out:

Utilise the power of the people to change the business


Make incremental improvements & change continuous to avoid lag in the business


Diversify the workforce and employ on merit


Have a plan ‘B’ because things will go wrong


Always keep your eyes on the customer, manage their journey


Focus on personalisation for all customers


Optimise travel or your specific services


Customise all your messages


Big data/Technical Data is paramount


Diversify your business


Everyone should be on edge because the market is volatile


Be mindful, always learning & compartmentalise your mind

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2018 – Success Mindset Moment

“Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
accumulated along the way”

Now is the time to burst out of the blocks and leave your competitors in the dust. How you do this will be different for everyone, but one thing is for sure, always stay ahead of the curve, drop the naysayers, sharpen your mind, stay dollar productive and get ready for an amazing year! Good luck on the battlefield of business, remember to celebrate your wins, and learn from the loses. So see you in the trenches whilst on the rise to the top!

#success #mindset #moment #change #learning #risetothetop #attitude #unbeatable #letsplay #mentors #influencers #leaders #dollarproductive

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It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do”

Steve Jobs

Are people listening or simply not hearing, your intuition & learnings drive results to help others, lead them your way!

Should you move on, or debate the right steps head on?

If you are the expert advisor/consultant take it head on, never allow people to direct your intuition when your experience tells you otherwise. Reflect back on ‘your key foundation learnings’, where you know great results have been created, or lasting relationships have been built. Remain mindful they employed you to advise them, so always lead the way.

If you want to get things done, speak up, use your persuasion, and/or debate the rights and wrongs. Some people need to be told how, let’s face it, and most will respect you for doing so.

As for the rest, let them go and save your precious energy, reflect on how some of the greatest people have done it, God bless SJ.




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Realise that everything connects to everything else”

Leonardo da Vinci

You want to do more business in corporate life, think about Karma.

It starts and ends by being a good citizen in your community!

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, when someone comes knocking at your business, ‘acting out themselves being a good ‘Corporate Citizen’, always support them. Supporting them isn’t complete with a meeting, giving them lip service, and then doing nothing.

You ‘MUST’ activate and support initiatives and particularly if they have real implications in your city. In many cases they will.

‘Karma’, believe it because it’s true. It may not be something you may consciously notice in your life when helping others, however it will change your life, and fill your heart!

So change your day, improve someone else’s, and more good luck will come your way.

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There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

People who thrive, people who survive, are people who do it NOW!


Interesting most of us probably say yes, that’s a true statement.

The reality is nobody cares more about you than yourself, so when you feel an initiative kicking in, just do it, because generally speaking as an adult, nobody else will take it for you!