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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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The real secret to success is how to communicate
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The real secret to success is how to communicate

You know that old saying: “Success is 90 per cent perspiration and 10 per cent inspiration”? Well, I’d like to modify that equation slightly. I think success is made up of a number of important parts, but at least 50 per cent is good communication. What do I mean by that? In today’s tech age,…

How to tell a truly bad mistake from a meaningful one
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How to tell a truly bad mistake from a meaningful one

There are moments in life when we think, “I have made a terrible mistake” or even,  “Oh God, things could not get much worse.”  Queue the doomsday music! That sinking feeling is not a pleasant one, and some people are so afraid of that emotion – of doing something wrong or taking a course of…

4 ways to embrace change (and let go of your fear)
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4 ways to embrace change (and let go of your fear)

I’ve been reading a lot lately about what this year will hold for finance and property, how the markets are shaping up, and where the big trends are. Everyone seems to have a slightly different take on how things will pan out.  What will Donald Trump do this year? How will Bitcoin perform? What will…

How to tell a good idea from a bad one
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How to tell a good idea from a bad one

I love a good idea.  I also love hearing other people’s good ideas and then watching them take shape. Throughout my career, I’ve had many people come up to talk to me about their great ideas.  Now, as you probably have guessed, I didn’t necessarily agree with them that their idea was great, or would…

How the top CEOS deal with stress
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How the top CEOS deal with stress

You’re feeling swamped. You don’t know if you can get all of your work done. You have a million people demanding your time.  Sound familiar? I write a lot about the importance of mental toughness, of hard work and resilience. But just as important as stamina and a strong work ethic is realizing when something’s…

Are you holding yourself back from success?
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Are you holding yourself back from success?

Some people just can’t seem to get a break.  It’s one thing after the next for them – money problems, a run of bad luck, or work trouble.   There’s a lot in life we don’t have complete control over. Whether we get sick, for example, or whether our footy team wins! But there is a…

Do others want you to succeed? Here’s why it matters
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Do others want you to succeed? Here’s why it matters

Remember that old-fashioned saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman”? These days, of course, it’s just as likely to be a man behind the successful woman, but the meaning behind the saying is as true as ever.  Because if there’s one thing I know for certain: you’re only as successful as your support…

Eleven Ineffective Leadership Styles [Infographic]
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Eleven Ineffective Leadership Styles [Infographic]

Want to be a great leader? Today’s infographic from Colonial Life, and it shows 11 ineffective leadership styles that can have negative impacts on your business’s productivity or culture. However, good leaders know that they are not perfect, so check out the infographic and avoid these 11 leadership styles: 1. Micro Managing Helping employees is…