Monday 25 May 2009

Steve Simpson Workplace Culture Creator

A professional speaker colleague of mine that I really admire is Steve Simpson CSP. Steve is the creator of the UGRs® concept (unwritten ground rules). I have had Steve work for my clients so therefore I can give a strong recommendation.

If you want to build and grow a workplace culuture to be proud of you can’t go past Steve. Check out his Inspiring Cultures blog here and the UGRs® website here

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community
Writer and International Business Speaker on how doing good is great for business

Tuesday 19 May 2009

Monday morning webinars

I am really excited to announce that after starting out 18 months ago to find the technology I was happy with to conduct webinars, I am now ready to go.

Every Monday morning unless otherwise noted I will be conducting seminars on the web as follows:

9 am - 9:30 Australian Eastern Standard Time
11:45 am - 12:15 Singapore Time
9 am - 9:30 United Kingdom Time

Each webinar will be high in content, value and interaction. All for just $20 AUD per person.
(It can be arranged for me to conduct a webinar with just you and 9 members of your tribe for just $125 AUD. Please contact me for further information

The next 7 subjects:

Please note you will have the opportunity to ask me questions before, during, and after each webinar. I will be ready for questions via email as soon as you register and have received your login details.

June 15th 2009: The remarkable rewards of resilience - 3 ways to thrive in recessions and whatever other messes poor financial services leadership gets us into.

June 22nd: Why leadership fails miserably without management and vice-versa and how to lead and manage well at the same time.

June 29th: 3 ways to do good and therefore do great in your business.

June webinars are now open for registration. Each is limited to 10 people to allow maximum opportunity for interaction and learning. You can register now for a time that suits you here.

July 13th: The upsides of the downturn - 3 essentials for turning challenges into opportunity.

July 20th: 3 ways to recruit and retain your best people in tough times.

July 27th: Why performance appraisals are dead and 3 ways to ensure your performance management system is alive and well.

August 3rd: Why teams have evolved into tribes - 3 ways to move beyond teamwork.

Registration will be open for July and August from June 30th. Register here now for June webinars.

I look forward to sharing with you on the web. Of course these kind of seminars can never replace in person work, however I am confident they will add more value to my clients as an addition to my other services, as well as standalone value.

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community
Writer and International Business Speaker on how doing good is great for business

Sunday 17 May 2009

Seth, Sonia, and Scott - building our new world through the new marketing

If you are fed up with marketing the old way and being marketed to in the old way check out 3 of the best thinkers on the new marketing I have come across.

Seth Godin probably needs no introduction. I get every blog he writes (and that’s almost every day!) via email. Seth always makes me think.

“Remarkable relationships begin with remarkable communcation” says Sonia Simone who is Senior Editor for Copyblogger and Founder of Remarkable Communication.
Sonia says of herself “I’m the marketer for people who hate marketing.”

Scott Stratten he said “If you are your authentic self in your business, you have no competition.”

There are a zillion marketers out there vying for our attention and our money, Seth, Sonia, and Scott are 3 folk providing insight to make life easier and more enjoyable for us all.

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community
Writer and International Business Speaker on how doing good is great for business

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Want to save money and help the environment?

I highly recommend Nicholas Bernhardt and Tony Hall, Directors of Greenbizcheck. They are new world builders and have developed one of the best environmental impact assessment tools that I have come across.

Greenbizcheck is an environmental certification company. Clients complete an entry-level, online, best-practice assessment which has been heavily researched and which comprises the latest European and Asian environmental best practice standards. Clients are then provided with an in-depth, high impact assessment report containing a wide range of practical measures to reach an efficiency threshold.

The assessment covers:
Energy conservation
Water consumption reduction
Waste reduction and recycling
Transportation and travel
Supply chain sustainability
IT / Data Centres

The benefits of GreenBizCheck certification:
Save thousands of dollars at the office and at home
Attract and retain staff
Create new revenue opportunities
Independent verification of green credentials
Utilise for PR and Marketing
Creates healthier work environment
Take the lead and help protect our planet

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community
International business speaker on how doing good is great for business

Friday 8 May 2009

The Rise of the Social Intrapreneur

For me there are, broadly speaking, three kinds of people that I meet in the modern organisation:

The happy being miserable: these folk complain about everything and are disengaged from their work. It is not that these people aren’t good people, they just haven’t found their place as yet.

The happy being mediocre: these folk sit in silence, however they are open to inspiration and influence, and therefore can be engaged.

The happy being magnificent: these folk refuse to complain about anything and are fully engaged in their work.

For years the typical organisation’s people engagement percentages have been, 10% miserable, 80% mediocre, and 10% magnificent.

The happy being magnificent are on the rise. I have had the great privilege and honour to work with many of these folk. Often they have been part of “change champions” teams we have selected with our clients to implement the changes myself and my colleagues have recommended and helped to instigate.

The happy being magnificent have had enough of fake leadership and have taken their destiny in their own hands. In some circles they are being referred to as “social intrapreneurs”.

“I am convinced we are about to go over the awareness tipping zone,” says Bill Drayton of Ashoka, “to an ‘everyone a changemaker’ world.

The happy being magnificent have a sense of self that is inspiring:

*I am a one-of-kind. Therefore I am obligated to be the best I can be
*I can’t wait for other people to take action. I will do what I can regardless of what others do or don’t do
*I will do today what others won’t be doing until tomorrow
*I am doing what I love to do in the service of others
*I know my life’s work and I am fulfilling it
*I live with passion
*I am responsible for my own feelings, thoughts, and actions
*I know it is not what happens that is important, rather how I respond to what happens
*I don’t judge how others live their life, I simply follow my own path
*I am aware of my talents and I am putting them to good use
*I know my shortcomings and collaborate with others who have strengths that I do not
*I maintain “an attitude of gratitude” no matter what
*What I do matters. I make a difference.

Are you happy being miserable, mediocre, or magnificent?

Read more on ‘Social Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs’ by reading a special report by the wonderful folk at Volans.
You can download the report here

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community

PS There are many homes away from home for the magnificent. Robert Frost once described home as “the place, that when you go there, they have to let you in.”

Differencemakers Community is such a place. You might like to join. Discussion forum membership is free.

Monday 4 May 2009

Becoming a member of The Differencemakers Community

My reasons for founding this community are explored in an interview with Ann Villiers of Mental Nutrition.

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Discussion forum membership of the Differencemakers Community is free. Sign up here.

Torchbearer membership of the Differencemakers Community requires a one-off investment of $275. As soon as you join as a Torchbearer you receive:

*two of my ebooks, Differencemakers - how doing good is great for business (contains 142 actions you can take to make a difference), and 52 Actions of The Wise (many folk have used this ebook as a self directed personal development course they work on weekly)

*enrolment in my 26 sessions over 1 year What Real Leaders Do and fake ones don't elearning course. This course includes a 91 page ehandbook which contains:
20 breakthrough ideas for effective leadership and efficient management 100 ways for you to take action in your own way
42 ready-to-use tools, tips, and techniques for leading and managing high performing people
11 unchangeable laws for life / work harmony and 55 ways for you to take action in your own way

*unlimited access to my vault full of tools, tips, techniques, podcasts, and other learning tools

*ability to meet with me at any of my Coffee Stops around the world to explore ways to make a difference for the price of a cup of coffee

*participation in our special live and interactive online forums

Become a Torchbearer member here.

Be remarkable
Founder Differencemakers Community
Writer and International Business Speaker on how doing good is great for business