Managing by Dashboard – Make it Easy 

Managing by Dashboard - Make it Easy

It can be really time consuming, when you want to track how your business is performing across multiple departments or product lines, or other variables, when you don’t have that information at hand. You have to find it, maybe pull out a comparison of last year’s figures, and then wade through it all.  That’s why […]

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company - Jenny Stilwell

If you want to learn more about what sort of innovation you could be developing in your company but don’t really know where to start, I highly recommend the following: Ask your key suppliers to come in and brief you on trends and innovation in their industry. When I ran a contract manufacturer of bath […]

3 Things to Include in a Good Position Description

3 Things to Include in a good position Description - JennyStilwell.com.au

Writing position descriptions is something that most of us don’t really enjoy doing. However, breaking it down into three sections can make it easier to create. Why does the role exist – what is the purpose of the role? Think of the role in terms of whether it exists to support, create or drive? A […]

5 BIG Mistakes When Asking Clients for Feedback

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Feedback from your clients and customers on an ongoing basis is essential for several reasons: When done the right way, it is seen as a positive thing by your clients as an indicator of your intent to improve and perhaps expand on the products and services you deliver As Dan Kennedy says, “Inspect what you […]

Strategy and Risk – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Strategy and Risk – Two Sides of the Same Coin

At Board level, risk is a key topic. The Board sets the risk appetite for the company, deciding what levels of risk the company will tolerate, as well as defines a policy for risk identification and management. It’s up to the CEO and executive to manage risk. I think it’s fair to say, certainly from […]

Dream, Believe, Create – Make Your Goals Come Alive This Year

Dream Believe Create - Jennystilwell.com

Step 1: Dream Think about what you really want – this is the key. Most of the time we set goals based on what we can do or should do. If this year is going to be different and better, stretch your thinking to what you really would like to have happen. For example, if […]

5 Vital Ingredients for Good Strategy

Lots of business owners don’t have a strategy or even a plan. They tend to react more than think ahead and many are so bogged down in day to day operations that strategy is an afterthought. I do think it’s fair to say that most business owners have an idea of the direction they’re heading, […]

5 Reasons Why Having a Purpose is Good for your Business

Large corporate organisations all have mission statements, as you know, and most employees can’t recall what they are, as you know. Small businesses don’t have mission statements, but some do articulate their purpose. With more companies aligning with charities and causes they wish to support to help make the world or their local community a […]

TEC’s CEO Report on Opportunities Over Next 5 Years

The Executive Connection (TEC – a networking organisation for CEOs) recently produced the result of their research with 700 CEOs from Australian and NZ. They produced the findings that the top four ways that CEOs agreed would unlock potential new business opportunities over the next five years to 2020 are: Disruption Leadership China Selling These […]