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March 1, 2022

What is a Mastermind?

Your questions answered… Thinking about joining my upcoming 10X Business Growth Mastermind but have some questions? I have put together a FAQ that may help
February 21, 2022
Running a business doesn’t have to be hard

Running a business doesn’t have to be hard

How to make it infinitely easier and more fun… Sometimes it is hard running a business. Often it can seem like no one understands what
February 16, 2022

Accelerate Your Success

Here’s how… If you truly value your growth and development across all the areas of your life, then you need to invest the time and
February 9, 2022

What keeps you going, even when you don’t want to?

Hint: it will make or break your business success… Why do some entrepreneurs find it easy to grow their business and keep going no matter
February 8, 2022

Why does this method transform a business into an unstoppable force?

It is lonely running a business. However, the loneliness and uncertainty felt by many business owners suddenly dissipates when you can share your situation, problems,
February 4, 2022
Peter Diamandis

Leadership Insights from Peter Diamandis

The creed of the persistent and passionate …   Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
February 1, 2022

This could be you…

How a Mastermind can change your life You are sitting in a very comfortable chair on the beach at a luxurious resort, on holidays with
February 1, 2022

The Definition of Insanity

Unleash roadblocks and fast track the profitability of your business… “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting
January 31, 2022

Make 2022/2023 life changing

How a Mastermind group can double your revenue and 10X your business valuation in 3 years or less… 2 questions for you: Imagine it is
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from Jack Welch

Lessons from the ‘Manager of the Century’ …  “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from David Marquet

How ‘Intent-Based Leadership’ gets results …  “If you want team members who take initiative, critically think about their actions, and align those actions to the
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from Ari Weinzweig

The king of Zingerman’s shares his leadership tips …  In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Chicago with
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from Art Gensler

The sky’s the limit … Art Gensler is the epitome of business and personal success. He is behind the design of many of the world’s
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from Robert Iger

What 45 years with ABC and Disney taught him … Robert Iger worked for the same company for 45 years: 22 of them at ABC
December 15, 2021

Leadership Insights from Hubert Joly

Are you a purposeful leader? Minnesota-based Best Buy Co., Inc. is the leading consumer electronics retailer in the US. However, in 2012, the general outlook
December 13, 2021

14 Questions you need to ask yourself

14 Questions you need to ask yourself … Are you setting goals that are connected to the big dreams of your business, or your life?
December 6, 2021

Leadership Insights from David Kekich

The secrets to success of an incredible man … David Kekich is a recognised authority on longevity and helped with many advancements in health and
November 26, 2021

Leadership Insights from Michael Dell

7 lessons to help you ‘play nice, but win’ “As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought
November 10, 2021

15 lessons in leadership from the All Blacks

What makes the All Blacks extraordinary? New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, are the most successful professional sports franchise in history. They are
October 21, 2021

Colin Powell’s 13 Rules for Leaders

Legacy of a Leader General Colin Powell, died Monday at age 84. He was the first black officer to be a four-star general commanding troops
September 29, 2021

Leadership Insights – Amazon

The first in an exclusive series on Leadership Principles “We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re
September 14, 2021

Using professional athletes’ focus and visualisation techniques to double your company’s revenue and 10X valuation in 3 years or less.

The Vivid Vision™ technique … Who wouldn’t want to double their company’s revenue in three years? Having this as a goal and realising it are
August 24, 2021

7s are the performance killers

It’s all in the numbers … What is one of the biggest factors in holding back your company from achieving success, you ask? Just take
August 4, 2021

Your complete Business Growth Assessment in 10 minutes or less!

So you can take your business to the next level… All companies have strengths and weaknesses. Do you know yours? Building a business is like
July 21, 2021

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
July 8, 2021

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
July 5, 2021

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
June 24, 2021

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
June 18, 2021

The new financial year starts shortly … 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 2023 Strategic Plan yet we
June 7, 2021

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
June 3, 2021

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
May 27, 2021

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
May 19, 2021

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
May 12, 2021

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
May 6, 2021

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
May 6, 2021

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
April 16, 2021

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:
April 6, 2021

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… So what makes a great company? You
March 25, 2021

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
February 16, 2021

Are you in or out?

Prioritising “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
December 1, 2020

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
December 1, 2020

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
July 30, 2020

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
July 30, 2020

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
May 26, 2020

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
December 3, 2019

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
December 3, 2019
Break Through

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
December 3, 2019

BHAG — What is your Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal?

Why the most successful companies set ambitious, long-term goals and why yours should too… “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and
December 3, 2019

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

How this one factor can affect your chance for success… Do you know what the No. 1 problem people face when working together? It’s communication.
November 25, 2019

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
November 5, 2019

Want to learn the secret to hiring more A Players?

Use the Topgrading corporate hiring and interviewing methodology … Proven Success Does swapping out your hiring and interviewing process to achieve drastically better results (and
November 4, 2019

Did we have a productive day or week?

How to create KPIs that drive action for your company… If your company hasn’t developed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) previously, or has KPIs but you’re
November 4, 2019

Is your company struggling to achieve the results you want?

Look to your KPIs… KPIs are one of the most powerful tools available to drive the results you desire. If your company is having trouble
November 4, 2019

Ignite Your Team

How to build team accountability through leadership … Most people, leaders included, want to operate in an environment where individuals do what they say they
November 4, 2019

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
November 4, 2019

Reach the goals you set out to achieve…

Set up a strategy council to guide strategic thinking and execution planning Somewhere along the line we all got enamoured with the term strategic planning.
November 4, 2019

The key KPIs CEOs are watching

That set an organisation up for success… Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) rely on key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge the health and vitality of their
November 4, 2019

KPI Examples for Your Leadership Team

The key to assessing the health of your business… CEOs need easy access to a few key performance indicators to monitor how healthy the business
November 4, 2019

10 Rockefeller Habits – The Only Framework You Need to Scale Your Business NOW

In 2014, Essilor International purchased Canadian eyewear company for CAD$430 million, in what was the most significant investment in an e-commerce company in Canadian
November 4, 2019

Those who pulse faster, grow faster

And it only takes 15-minutes a day… In his book, Scaling Up, Verne Harnish covers four different types of meetings every organisation should regularly have
November 4, 2019

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
September 9, 2019

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
September 9, 2019

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
September 9, 2019

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
September 4, 2019

The No.1 most important character trait of top-performing CEOs

Hint: it’s a bit like the tortoise and the hare… “It’s not the big that eat the small; it’s the fast that eat the slow.”—
September 4, 2019

If you’re not tracking this, you should…

Why Revenue and Profit Per Employee is an important KPI Each year, Fortune magazine releases its Fortune 500 list of US companies. This year Walmart,
May 18, 2019

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
May 17, 2019

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
April 16, 2019

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

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
April 16, 2019

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
March 28, 2019

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 —
March 28, 2019

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
March 14, 2019

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
March 5, 2019

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
February 28, 2019

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
February 8, 2019

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
December 12, 2018

The key question for managers

The key question every manager should ask every day … that will lead to a great employee culture and opportunity to scale John Ratliff is
December 6, 2018
Break Through

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
November 24, 2018

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
June 29, 2018

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:
June 14, 2018

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
April 18, 2018

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:
March 28, 2018

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
March 9, 2018

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
March 3, 2018

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
February 16, 2018

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
December 24, 2017

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