Make 2009 your year for change

I used to be one of those people who set New Years’ resolutions and by about February my resolution’s had been forgotten and I’d slipped into my usual routine. But, a few years ago I decided to set regular goals and targets; sort of like mini...

Oberon old art deco cinema

oberon-old-cinema Originally uploaded by crispycruiser Oberon is a funny place. Smack bang in the middle of the town centre is this fabulous art deco building that was originally a cinema. I’ve driven through this town many times over the years and usually stop...

Another City2Surf, another tragic death

Yesterday I completed my 38th City to Surf and, as usual, it was a picturesque Sydney day. After the run, I met up with some friends on Bondi beach before a refreshing shower and our usual post-run lunch. After the Sydney sunshine, we drove back to Canberra through...

Advertising Strategy Tips and Techniques

I started working in the advertising game in the late 1970s and wow, has a lot changed in that time! I stopped working as an advertising and marketing professional in 2001 and these days I specialise in leadership development. But I am often asked by my clients for my...

The passing of Tommy Cuff and other old friends

A few days ago I was reminiscing about some of the old friends I had had in my youth. By old friends, I mean people who were in their 60s and 70s when I was a teenager. It occurred to me that this would make them all either centenarians or dead. I surmised the latter....

How to live to old age

When I was a kid I had a lot of mice. Some of them were pets but most of them were indicative of childhood entrepreneurial spirit. My friend John Ludowici had pet snakes and so I figured I could breed the mice I had and sell him to him at 20c each ‘? less than...

How to Stick to your Fitness Resolution

It is that time of the year when millions of people make their New Years Resolution to get fit (again). How many of you made a resolution to ‘get fit’ and you are still doing it 5 years later? And how many of you make a resolution to get fit every year but...

Make a New Years resolution to get fit with money

As the year draws to an end people often ask about our New Years resolutions, which of course always prompts me to think of some. I used to have ‘getting fit’ as one of mine, but I kicked that one some years ago (I’ll blog about that soon). I’m...

How to put an effective team together

As professional coaches, we use a psychometric analysis in combination with a particular skills mix when we put an effective team together, but back when I was a kid, my father developed a very effective method of his own. My father was the type of person who went to...

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