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FREE PDF Download of the 'Excellence Dividend' Key Points

A while ago I read The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters, it's a great book and I've talked about it in a previous vlog. For your PDF document CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

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Benjamin Franklin once said if you fail to plan you plan to fail, so here are 7 simple tips to help you get a business plan done that sets some objectives for the coming year.

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Well kia ora folks. I was reading an article from Boardworks the other day and it was questioning or talking about why is it that some people don't feel comfortable expressing their opinion in meetings and going with groupthink. So here's today's video where I address this issue.

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In a couple of earlier vlogs I was talking around shareholders agreements and family charters, and I mentioned a board charter. I've had a couple of people come back to me and say what is a board charter, what does it do, and why would we have one? So I just want to give you a bit of a rundown as to what a board charter does and where it may be appropriate for your business.

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In the previous three instalments about Strategic Reviews, Annual Business Plans & Execution we looked at the importance of strategic reviews, insights gained from staff workshops, and how to find your competitive advantage. In this fourth and final update we look at the all-important business plan.

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In the first two instalments around our current theme of Strategic Reviews, Annual Business Plans & Execution we looked at the importance of strategic reviews and staff workshops to gain insight. In this update we look into the key questions you need to ask on your way to discovering your competitive advantages.

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In an earlier vlog I talked about Family Charters or a Family Council when you've got a family business. As you can probably appreciate family businesses bring their own set of dynamics that some other businesses don't and so for a business and especially if it's intergenerational, sometimes a Family Charter can actually help smooth the water.

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Today I want to talk about shareholders agreements. I was with some people the other day and we were discussing their shareholders agreement and I just thought I'd pass on to you what I see are the key features around shareholder agreements.

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I was asked the other day if I work with people outside Hawke's Bay and the answer is yes I do and yes I can. With technology as it is today, it doesn't matter where you're located within New Zealand. If you think we can add some value to your business then we can definitely help wherever you are.

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