June 14, 2016Posted by Laura Humphreys
You cannot build a great business without a team. And you can’t build a high performance team without a great team culture. Like branding, company culture is another misunderstood and undervalued success factor in business.
As soon as you start employing people you have a need for ...
February 3, 2014Posted by Laura Humphreys
In my latest book, The Liber8 Disciplines, I’m working with HR consultant Antonia Haythornthwaite on the key strategies to build a high performance team. Antonia advises that you find out what key factors motivate a particular individual and then use these to encourage the best performance from ...
July 30, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
You might think failure doesn’t enter the vocabulary of successful people. But willingness to fail is a key criterion for success. Here’s an unavoidable truth about business – you’re going to fail in your business at some stage. You will probably do ...
June 5, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
Over the past two years I have interviewed over forty successful entrepreneurs. My criteria for an interview subject is that they must have built and sold at least one successful business. Many of them have been serial entrepreneurs – having created more than one ...
May 29, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
I’m working with a number of small businesses at the moment. All are committed to growth and as such are bringing on new staff members to ensure this growth can happen. All have accepted that as owners they must let go of certain aspects of ...
What’s the one question every business owner should ask to decrease owner dependency and increase value?
May 13, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
When I interviewed 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Sam Hazledene, I asked him about his strategy for growth. This is the guy who built the largest medical recruitment company in Australasia from scratch in a few short years. He told me that he’d grown ...
April 17, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
A business or a life-long job?
‘Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’
– John Maxwell
One of the first questions I ask when I present to ...
Why bother with a company vision? If you’ve ever wondered why you need one or how to go about making one… read on!
April 9, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
Here’s an excerpt from The Liber8 Factor manuscript (book launching in 4 months time) about the importance of having a company vision. Let me know what you think…
A vision is a common purpose, a reason for being.
For the most practical minded amongst us, a company vision may seem a woolly, ‘pie in sky’ kind of ...
March 8, 2013Posted by Laura Humphreys
Last week I interviewed Ernst & Young’s 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dr Sam Hazledine. His business Medrecruit was started from nothing six years ago and has featured for the past four consecutive years in the Deloitte Fast 50, as well as ...
December 13, 2012Posted by Laura Humphreys
Here’s a question many business owners grapple with as they contemplate their growth goals… “Should I hire a business development/sales person?”
My answer is usually ‘no’. And here’s why…
Typically you know your business better than anyone else. You are more passionate about your product or service than anyone ...