Articles by Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon is Director of Metropole Business Advisory and business coach to some of Australia's leading entrepreneurs - each who call him their "unreasonable friend"
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Success means different things to different people.  For some, success may be defined by having a happy family life, with ample time to spend with our loved ones. For others, their version of success might be based around wealth creation or career trajectory. But while success is mostly individual, there are collective transformative habits that…

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People aren’t often bored these days. Take a look at your own life. I bet it’s filled with lots of plans, things to do and people to see.  Ask anyone how they are these days and what do they say? Busy. Everyone is busy nowadays, rushing around and doing a million things at once with…

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Good networking can really make a career.    If you want to be successful, then knowing the right people and getting them to help you when you need it is absolutely vital. But it’s not easy because good networking requires skills and subtlety. Most people know this and so they go about trying to network…

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I don’t know about you, but the one thing I would like more of in my life is time. The more I appreciate the success I’ve achieved in life, the more time I want to enjoy it. I try not to think too much about all the things I want to do that I may…

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Turn on the news and you’ll see plenty of people in hot water over mistakes they’ve made. There are some pretty powerful people out there, I’m sure you’ll agree, who make expensive and damaging errors every day. Now, I’m not saying that’s OK or that they shouldn’t take responsibility for what’s happened. But my point…

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Spare a thought for the word ‘no’. It gets a bit of a bad rap.  It’s seen as a negative word to use, a slap-down, a refusal. And many people are uncomfortable with using it. They tend to stick to ‘maybes’ or they delay making decisions. Sometimes they will simply ignore an issue, hoping it…

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Everyone wants to know the secret to success. And there are a lot of people out there who reckon they have mastered the basic principles. Follow these habits, they say, and you too will be successful.  This may be true, but only up to a point. The habits of successful people must be underpinned by…

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If you asked a random sample of workers whether they want the top job how many would say yes? Probably quite a few. CEOs, after all, earn a lot of money.  They also influence and shape their organisation, and they’re working at the forefront of what they do. If a CEO is really good, if…

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Ever sat and really thought about the traits, values and differences between successful and unsuccessful people?    It may seem obvious – successful people are, well, successful! They’re often confident, polished and assertive, with the warmth and charm to influence others. However, when you study what really makes successful people successful, there are a few…