Avoiding future shock requires entrepreneurs.

Will you be like a rabbit, darting here, darting there? Leaders in all walks of life, including businesses, must be able to respond to change and future shock more quickly than ever before. You will find there is a need for flexibility and the need for agility if you are going to continue to prosper.…

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Decision-making beats the hell out of procrastination.

Is your decision-making impulsive, emotional or pragmatic? Proper decision-making is fundamental to your role as a business manager. You will have to make lots of them and in many cases without the benefit of all the facts. What you can do is minimise your careless decision-making. It is poor decision-making and procrastination, which puts the…

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Be cautious when buying existing businesses

What are the fundaments of buying existing businesses? Be careful, buying existing businesses, they might look good on the outside, but… Buying an existing business can be a great thing. But the process can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been in business before. Or you are buying a distressed company in a drought, or…

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Strengthening services for better outcomes

How will your health organisation cope with strengthening services? Strengthening services delivery is critical to managing health-related issues when dealing with drought and adversity. For the seven million people living in regional, rural and remote Australia, future health care and prevention programs are fundamental. Goals must include the delivery of interventions to reduce the impact…

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Don't let cancer kill your business.

Don’t overlook cancer in your business during drought. Cancer in your business or your community can be just as hard to spot as a cancer on the back of your leg. A cancer diagnosis can turn anyone’s life upside down, but for business owners the diagnosis can put their business at risk.  Cancer in your…

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Healthy people equals healthy communities

Or is it healthy communities build healthy people In my experience healthy people is one aspect of community and business development often overlooked, leaving the problems and frustrations to the health professionals who are so overworked in smaller communities they become reactive, not proactive. The solution lies in having the business and non-profit organisations working…

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Supporting regional towns builds our country.

Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages struggling with globalisation, new technology, sponge cities, drought and other adversities, many of them impacting at the same time. We must act, or many will cease to exist and where will be when it comes to food, fibre and…

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A case study: by Peter Sergeant There is nothing better than watching the world go by in the comfort of a beautiful regional community, where people care and look out for each other. A community where health and well-being are a priority. But, ‘pushing the envelope’ trying to get too much out of your business…

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Drought struggles impact community members and eventually big cities

Drought struggles hit the farmers first, business second, the town’s residents next and then the cities. Australia is vulnerable and has brought sharply into focus in recent drought struggles, and the flooding rains in far north Queensland. Droughts, flooding rains and fire are, and always will be, part of the Australian environment, and it is…

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Reality dictates your future actions.

The basics of any venture are important The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life. Work with people you like, who treat you well and forget the ones who don’t. Stay focused on the solutions, not the…

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