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Local businesses often need supporting

Sometimes local businesses need all the help they can get.

When local businesses are in trouble Snap non-performing local businesses out of it. Stop any procrastination, inaction because of fear and start them taking action. To turn around a business might be easier than you think, but it must happen. Many communities ignore their struggling companies; they believe businesses in trouble deserve to die or…

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Objections undermine worthwhile projects

Never avoid or dismiss objections.

Most objections are only requests for more information You want to do some introduce a new idea or do some community development, and everything seems to be going perfectly. You’re engaging, relating, and connecting. Then, instead of a big yes, to your proposal or project, you  hear objections such things as: “I don’t think we…

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Sustainable living choices really matter

Sustainable living means better lifestyles.

Taking responsibility for  future generations Take time to do something which enables survival and underpins our very existence. Whether it is gardening, consume local foods, recycle or use reusable bags, sustainable living should top of mind in the day to day activities of our communities and our lives. There are so many things everyone can…

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Breakthroughs can happen every day

Put your heart into making breakthroughs.

Ways to accomplish breakthroughs If you want to make breakthroughs, show up every day. If you are not on the field, you cannot expect to win the game. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakthrough stories come from individuals who consistently show up every day. It is not easy, but you must…

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Healthy hearts mean healthy communities

The incidence of heart attack can be minimised.

Prosperous communities promote awareness of good healthy hearts The more hearts we keep going, the more healthy and productive the community. Healthy hearts mean fewer people are dying and their close relatives and friends leaving the community I am not so sure most people understand the importance of such simple things as drinking enough water…

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Community leadership needs improvement

Community leadership takes on many forms.

Putting a focus on regional community leadership You will often hear people talking about how regional, rural and remote communities are in desperate need of good leaders. While there have been many changes in how community development should be approached, one thing has become abundantly clear, community leadership is critical. Accountability is becoming the big…

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Expert knowledge builds communities

Expert knowledge builds communities.

If you have expert knowledge of an exciting community subject, use it Do not leave people wondering what you were trying to achieve when you visited their town? People want and expect expert knowledge. The knowledge they can discuss, and the more this is true, the more your ideas and expert knowledge will get shared.…

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Working effectively among community stakeholders

Working effectively reduces stress

Ways of working effectively with community stakeholders Skills development along with the use of productivity tools and processes is an essential aspect of creating a productive working relationship, and working effectively with community stakeholders. Just because you possess the skills does not guarantee you will get the results you are seeking. Community members need to…

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Complaints require positive action

Complaints can lead to a better understanding.

Complaints can be your best source of information about problems and frustrations Yes, welcome complaints to achieve a balanced understanding of what is happening in the community. Sure, there will never be enough money or time to adequately address every complaint you receive. But, you can certainly get things moving in the right direction. Complaining about…

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Improving teams capacity building

Improving teams productivity enhances capacity.

Improving your capacity High productivity does not have to be complicated when looking at improving teams capacity. You do not need to start by attending elaborate courses, implementing fancy systems or spend months reading time management books. Adjusting old work habits could be the best place to start. In my many years of experience, I…

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