The blog section provides the reader with insights to business and life through the lens of sport, principally cricket. The articles are written to promote discussion, debate and commentary.
With recent events in codes of AFL, ARU, NRL and so on, player welfare, and care for them off the field has been in the spotlight. While these can be isolated incidents, there is little doubt that employers need to be constantly mindful of the care for their workforce. I…Read Full Article
Vale Richie Benaud
Recently, this old bat was passed to me to gain some verification if at all possible about whether it was a bat Richie had used as a young representative player for NSW. Tall order, and obviously, even taller now – impossible in fact. But this bat, and the thoughts of…Read Full Article
Evening Sports Panel
I had the pleasure of being part of the Evening Sports Panel on ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) this week with Tim Fuller. Below is a short description and the whole interview for you to listen to. Evening Sport Panel: John Buchanan & Tim Fuller Every Monday evening David Curnow…Read Full Article
Never let life’s small lessons pass you by
I was doing a little sprint training yesterday on the local footy field…well at least that is what I call it, the running that is. Others will certainly have a different view. My view is that I am an older version of Usain Bolt…….. There was one portly gentleman watching…Read Full Article
The changing face of golf, or is it?
I find golf one of the most fascinating sports that I have played in my sporting life. Now I am sure there are other stories of sports which may hold similar claims, but I have yet to encounter them. So what is this claim? I think Golf is amazingly ‘self-policing’. Golf…Read Full Article
What’s most important Coach or Job Description?
What’s most important? – Getting the right Coach or getting the right Job Description (JD) first? http://ow.ly/MVh80 The article announces the appointment of the new Queensland Bulls coach, Phil Jacques. As can be read in the article Phil has a very strong playing record. I coached Phil for a short…Read Full Article
The Tough Conversation
You will read in this article http://ow.ly/MYyNb 6 ways to have a difficult conversation with a staff member. The article a states these are – Stick to the facts Don’t judge the person, listen to their story Allow processing time of the feedback Provide the opportunity for the staff member to solve…Read Full Article
Business Leaders in Customer Service
Sochi soars for QANTAS Everyone is a Leader in Customer Service on QF 609 What happened this morning? Sitting in an exit row, Sochi, our Qantas flight attendant had the task of getting the attention of 12 sleepy, uninterested passengers in the regular safety spiel. What did she do? Beautiful…Read Full Article
A Culture of Success – Part 3
In this final section about the culture of success, it is important to recognize this culture cannot just be relied upon to be absorbed by new players, new support staff, or remain fresh in the minds of those who have been associated with the team for seasons. For the culture…Read Full Article
Delivering High Performance Daily
How I do that Recently I have been working with an ASX listed top 200 company and a major horse racing Club to assist their CEO’s and senior leadership teams not only espouse high performance, but also deliver it daily. In my work, it is critical to emphasise the intertwined…Read Full Article
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