Recommended Resources

Knowledge and sharpening or learning new skills is vital for the success and sustainable growth of a business. 

So we thought it would be good to share some resources to help you grow. 



21 Jun
2019

Mentor, coach or advisor?

Category: Random Thoughts

Some good advice from Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Having a professional to go to for advice is invaluable. They help you see things differently and gain perspective, helping you grow, not only as a business, but also as a leader.

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19 Jun
2019

When Managers Take Their Stress Out on Their Employees

Category: Random Thoughts

A great article for business owners and managers to remember there is a high cost to treating people poorly. It hurts productivity, creativity, and morale. Instead listen, communicate, set realistic expectations and take care of your greatest asset – people!

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14 Jun
2019

To Develop Leadership Skills, Practice in a Low-Risk Environment

Category: Leadership

Part of being a leader is doing things that make you feel uncomfortable. To improve the way you deal with uncomfortable situations, build your emotional courage and follow-through on what you say! To do this… More however, you need to put yourself in real situations and focus on how you react, then reassess if it could have been handled differently.

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12 Jun
2019

Managers, Know When to Stop Talking and Start Listening

Category: Self-development

As an owner or manager, you sometimes talk a lot. You want people to have guidance and direction, with plenty of situations requiring an explanation of your thinking, but at some point talking a lot can turn… More into over-communicating. You can end up dominating conversations, which means employees’ perspectives aren’t being heard. ‘Know when…

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23 May
2019

Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

Category: Random Thoughts

Most business owners and managers do not allocate time to really understand what their customers want and where their company can gain added value. Talk with your customers directly to unearth more-detailed… More insights than tick-the-box surveys, ask open-ended questions that will help you learn how the customer thinks and makes decisions.

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20 May
2019

4 Reasons Good Employees Lose Their Motivation

Category: Random Thoughts

As business owners and managers can you do more to find out why your employees are unmotivated? Communicate with your employee about what you’ve been seeing; make clear that your intention is to understand… More their perspective, not reprimand them. You may be surprised at what you hear, but can apply a targeted strategy benefiting both parties.

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15 May
2019

How to Achieve the Win-Win Sale of your Company

Category: Random Thoughts

Some good points for business owners to consider when selling their company. When seeking an exit plan, it is imperative to consult with professional advisers who understand their business and what is required. Going it alone could be a choice business owners live to regret.

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13 May
2019

Getting the Most Out of Your Data

Category: Random Thoughts

Construction companies over-reliance on out dated spreadsheets and software is reducing profit margins. Using data properly will lead to better budget and time estimates, lower project risk through better simulations and insight, allowing owners to make better decisions faster.

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10 May
2019

Why Making Business Decisions Alone is Dangerous

Category: Random Thoughts

Every business owner has internal challenges and tough decisions to make. But without sound advice, owners often remain trapped doing what they’ve always done. Every business owner must invest time and money… More into his/her company’s future. You and your management team will have to dedicate yourselves to the process of actively pursuing…

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Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Executive MBA from and an Alumni of the University of Auckland

International Coaching Federation

Paul Gibson is a Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Auckland University MBA

Paul Gibson has an Executive MBA from and an Alumni of the University of Auckland