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I learn and grow from virtual mentors – do you?

What is a virtual mentor, you ask? A mentor doesn’t only have to be a physical presence in an office, or a coffee shop! A

The Four Stages all successful companies go through…

And how they can make or break your business Did you know that removing the barriers to complexity can help you to successfully scale your

Why Don’t Most Companies Scale

Do you know the keys to double the revenue and 10X your business value in 3 years or less? How to overcome the common business

Why 99.6% of businesses fail to reach $10m in revenues

Can you and your team state your strategy simply? Is it driving sustainable growth? What exactly is strategy anyway? “I’m always amazed how overnight successes

The new financial year starts in 1 week … do you have a strategy in place?

How CEO + Leadership Team coaching can get you to where you want to be… If you don’t have a 2022 Strategic Plan yet we

Are you an effective leader?

Become a Level 5 Leader and catapult your organisation from good to great! Jim Collins conducted a 5-year research study into what makes a good

Can you predict what will happen in the future?

Is your windshield covered in mud? Consider what would happen if your car’s windshield is completely covered in mud and you have to drive the

Increase your returns by 400 percent…

By creating a Core Purpose/Mission When you consider your company’s Core Purpose, what comes to mind? That Core Purpose is nothing more than just the

The Most Effective Strategy for Business Growth

Make It Easy! What is the top priority of your business? Generate revenue by making sales? Make the world a better place? Provide a livelihood

80/20 Your Life and Watch What Happens

The Solution to Having Too Much to Do and Not Enough Time to Do It The Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule, states that for

Introducing Coaching Partner Andres Zylberberg

Scale Up Growth Partners is Growing! Introducing Coaching Partner Andres Zylberberg… Scale Up Growth Partners is excited to announce that Andres Zylberberg has joined us

Create results 10 times, or even 100 times, faster…

Create results 10 times, or even 100 times, faster… with a “Who” that can free up thousands of your hours. When you ask “Who?” you

The ultimate decision-making engine for your organisation!

Businesses looking to scale need to read this… If you’re a CEO, three of the biggest pain points you face in today’s business world are:

Does your team pass the “Red Button” test?

How does your company rate compared to the greats? You may be surprised at what sets them apart… Cricket Australia thought that it had high

The secret to driving results and winning the war for talent

The secret to driving results and winning the war for talent… Cricket Australia thought that it had high values. The behaviour of the Australian Cricket

Do you prioritise “one-way door” decisions?

How much focus do you put on major strategic– “One-Way-Door” decisions? To scale up a company the CEO needs to balance day to day management

Talk, talk, talk – and then talk some more

Talk, talk, talk – and then talk some more. Humans are not designed to think their way out of things (strategies, depression, fear, ideas); we

How Bill Gates Approaches Problem Solving: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

While Bill Gates is known for innovative thinking, his approach to achieving major goals leans heavily on the intelligence of others. “Ever since I was

6 steps to Create a Winning Annual Plan for 2020-2021 – Best Practices from working with top CEOs

Table of Contents: Before Session: Appoint a Skilled Annual Planning Facilitator Prep Work: Getting Ready for Your Annual Planning Session During Session: Step 1: Review

How to Facilitate A Strategic Planning Session in 2020 (Even Virtual)

Great strategic meetings don’t happen by accident. They happen because someone is committed to THINKING through the purpose and outcome, PLANNING all of the details

Covid-19: Go-Forward Planning & Questions to Consider

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson Before March 2020, world markets were in full swing and unemployment

12 Steps for Topgrading Interviews: The Key to Hiring Well

The recruiting and hiring process is time-consuming and expensive. So, at the end of it, you want to do everything you can to be sure

Can You Break Through?

Can you believe there are predictable evolutions and revolutions as any organisation grows? As an organization scales up, there is added complexity with the addition

BHAG — Why The Most Successful Companies Set Ambitious, Long-Term Goals & Why Yours Should Too

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in 10 years.” — Bill Gates It might seem

Is the Pulse of your Organization (Its Meeting Rhythms) Healthy?

Do you know what the No. 1 problem people face when working together? It’s communication. Meetings, if done correctly, improve communication. They provide focus, alignment

Intelligent Work Can Help CEOs Close the Strategy Execution Gap (White Paper Summary)

Cindy Praeger  A fairly significant body of research now clearly shows that the reason why a number of mid-to-large companies face is not because their

Want to learn the secret to hiring more A Players? Use the Topgrading corporate hiring and interviewing methodology.

Proven Success If simply swapping out your hiring and interviewing process to achieve drastically better results and avoid costly mis-hires sounds a bit too good

Implement KPIs – Part 2

If your company never developed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or it has some but you’re not finding them particularly effective, here’s some information you can

Implement KPI’s – Part 1

Is your company struggling to achieve the results you want? If so, it’s time to look at the set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) you

Leadership & Accountability – How To Build Team Accountability

Most people, leaders included, want to operate in an environment where individuals do what they say they are going to do. By being reliable, they

What’s Your Leadership Style?

Do you know your leadership style? Just like awareness of your communication style and Myers-Briggs type, knowing your leadership style can help you understand your

How a Strategy Council Guides Strategic Thinking and Execution Planning

Somewhere along the line we all got enamoured with the term strategic planning. But, according to Verne Harnish it’s better to think of strategic planning

KPIs CEOs Should Watch

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) rely on key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge the health and vitality of their companies as well as to measure progress

KPI Examples for your Leadership Team

CEOs need easy access to a few key performance indicators to monitor how healthy the business is at a given point in time.  It’s imperative

10 Rockefeller Habits — The Only Framework You Need To Scale Your Business NOW

In 2014, Essilor International purchased Canadian eyewear company Coastal.com for CAD$430 million, in what was the most significant investment in an e-commerce company in Canadian

Why the 15-Minute Daily Huddle is Critical to Scale Up Your Business

In his book, Scaling Up, Verne Harnish covers four different types of meetings every organization should regularly have to address communication challenges and make important

Things To Know – The Resilience of Costco

The Resilience of Costco (thank you to Tim Ferriss & Verne Harnish) — Tim Ferriss highlighted this “article” on Costco. Notes Ferriss, in his 5-Bullet

How Weekly Meetings Can Accelerate Your Firm’s Growth, Keep Everyone Motivated, And Achieve Your #1 Priority

With thanks to the Gazelles Growth Institute for permission to republish this blog Not to sound like a broken record going on and on about

Can Your Business Survive The Inevitable Growth Paradox?

You can’t sustain profitable growth in a competitive market if you’re a disaster internally, and you can’t maintain a high-performance culture internally for long if

4 Key Decisions To Scale A Mid-Market Company

Recently, the Gazelles Growth Institute wanted to find out and address the biggest pain point business leaders of mid-market companies in the current market. The

No.1 Most Important Character Trait of Top-Performing CEO’s

A quote to contemplate“It’s not the big that eat the small; it’s the fast that eat the slow”.– Jason Jennings. Things to KnowOne of my

Revenue/Employee – do you track this? Or even better Profit/Employee

Each year Fortune magazine releases its Fortune 500 list of US companies.  This year Walmart, Exxon Mobile, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon made the top

Does information move through your organisation accurately and quickly? If not you need to establish a regular Communication rhythm!

If you ask team members in most organisations how they feel about meetings, you will likely receive a negative response—“They are a waste of time,”

7 Key Systems To Build A Superstar Sales Team

Jack Daly started selling at seven years old. He was making potholders and selling them to mums and grandmums in the neighbourhood. Other kids were

Does your strategy “Kick to the Seagulls”? What can we learn from a great sports coach? (Part 1)

The key question for you: Can you and your team state your firm’s strategy simply — and is it driving sustainable growth in revenue and gross

Leadership Insights: 7 Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence | End of Bureaucracy | Benefits of “Walk & talk” with your customers

Hi, I hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some leadership insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. cheers, Jonathan A quote

Why A One Page Vision Summary Is Critical For Your Business Growth And How To Create Your Own

There is an object in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies that aptly sums up what we’re going to talk about in this article —

Did you know that a Core Purpose/Mission can increase returns by 400 percent!

Your Core Purpose/Mission – Why You Should Start With Asking “Why?” When you consider your company’s Core Purpose, what comes to mind? If the first

Jim Collins & Flywheel | Hilton Hotels | Verne Harnish | Atlassian | One Page Personal Plan

Hi, I hope it’s been a productive and purposeful month so far. From leadership and strategy to managing yourself and others, my Leadership Insights offer practical

Why are Core Values and Corporate Culture so Important?

Will the scathing report from the Royal Commission into misconduct in the Australian banking industry be the wake-up call for corporate Australia to focus on

Jim Collins & Tim Ferris Podcast | Patrick Lencioni – 5 Dysfunctions of a Team | How Google Managers Coach Employees

Hi, I hope it’s been a productive and purposeful month so far. From leadership and strategy to managing yourself and others, my Leadership Insights offer

What is the No. 1 job of your company?

What is the No. 1 job of your company? Generate revenue by making sales? Make the world a better place? Provide a livelihood for you

The Key Question for Managers to Ask Every Day that will lead a great employee culture

John Ratliff is the Managing Director of Gazelles Coaches. He recently shared with our coaching community the one key question that he believes Managers should

How to Break Through the Inevitable Barriers to Growth that you will encounter Scaling Up your company

This white paper, the first in a two-part series, turns the spotlight on the peaks, valleys and plateaus you will inevitably face as your business

Book Review – Multipliers

Multipliers By Liz Wiseman   A Wall Street Journal bestseller that explores why some leaders drain capability and intelligence while others amplify it to produce better

Scaling Up Growth Workshop

Are you a CEO or business leader who is frustrated with your business growth rate, and you know there is a better way to scale?

Book Review: The Inside Advantage

The Inside Advantage: The Strategy That Unlocks The Hidden Growth in Your Business By Robert H. Bloom   Reviewed by: Jonathan Herps Category: Strategy Rating:

Would You Fire Someone to Protect Your Core Values?

The sign of a great company is one that religiously defends their core values. Core values are the anchor that keeps your business grounded. The

Book Review – Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t.

Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t. Author: Jim Collins Category: Strategy Rating: 5 Stars Who should read this book:

Business Can Learn About the Importance of Core Values From the Aussie Cricket Team

Whether you are a Cricket Captain or Business Leader – living by your core values creates a winning culture. The underlying factor in the Australian

Book Review – The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni – Why Read This?

“Patrick Lencioni’s combination of homey management truths and simple prose has struck a chord with business leaders tired of jargon and complicated strategic models.” —The Wall

Book Review – WHO: The A Method for Hiring

  Who: The A Method for Hiring Author: Geoff Smart and Randy Street Category: People Rating: 5 Stars Who should read this book:  Growth focused business

Book Review – Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0

  Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t Author: Verne Harnish Rating: 5 stars Who should

One Page Personal Plan

In my years of helping others scale their businesses, I hate but to notice that for too many executives, their personal relationships suffer as they

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