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When Is a Contractor Not a Contractor?

podcast Sep 01, 2021
People Powered Business
When Is a Contractor Not a Contractor?
26:36
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 77 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today I am bringing you a snippet from a longer interview I recently conducted with Charted Accountant Warwick Jackson, where he shared the accountants perspective of when a contractor is not a contractor.
 
Warwick is a Chartered Accountant & Business Advisor with The Fox Group, and he has a passion for helping small business owners increase profitability, cash flow & quality of life.
 
He gets no greater thrill than helping small business owners grow their business, increase profitability, & improve cash flow to the point that it delivers an amazing life for its owners.
 
When not helping entrepreneurs or playing football, Warwick I can be normally be found on the beaches of the NSW Central Coast with his wife and young family.
 
Warwick’s podcast is called Get to the Contest, and you can catch his latest episodes here - www.gettothecontest.com/podcast
 
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The 6 Real Reasons You Have Performance Issues

podcast Aug 25, 2021
People Powered Business
The 6 Real Reasons You Have Performance Issues
22:09
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 76 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
There is no doubt that poor performance, performance issues and underperformance are the #1 headaches for business owners and managers when it comes to leading their team.
 
Some studies have found that businesses can spend 1 day each week managing performance – not the best use of anyone’s time I am sure you can agree. If you’ve found yourself spending 80% of your time managing 20% of your team (and not the top performers), you’ll know what I mean.
 
Whilst the signs of performance issues can be varied and there are literally millions of ways this may show up at work, there is something I have discovered after working with businesses on their HR over the last 20 years. That is, at the heart of it, there are only 6 core reasons and causes of performance issues.
 
No matter what the behaviour or performance challenge, they all lead back to one of these 6 core reasons....
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Are You Telling Your Team What They Need to Know?

podcast Aug 18, 2021
People Powered Business
Are You Telling Your Team What They Need to Know?
23:02
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 75 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
Today we’re talking about something pretty close to my heart, in fact, if you asked me the #1 truth that I believe I must honour in my business and life, it’s that I have a responsibility to tell people what they need to know, and not what they want to hear. Not sure where this came from exactly, it’s just something I have always known to be true – may have gotten me in trouble once or twice at school.
Growing up, were you the type of kid who spoke your mind or were you more agreeable? Did you question, argue and stand up for what you truly believed in, or were you more inclined to keep the peace and the status quo? I was definitely the sort of person, from a very young age, that had no problem speaking my mind, with complete honesty, and sometime with little regard to peoples feelings, because I believe in unapologetic honesty.
Now once or twice along the way I might have strayed...
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The 5 People You Must Have Around You - With Loretta Hart

podcast Aug 11, 2021
Hello and welcome to Episode 74 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we welcomed a special guest to the podcast, Happiness Mentor – Loretta Hart.
 
Loretta has previously owned and operated small businesses across various sectors and understands that the journey of business should bring joy and happiness, not just the end result or outcome of business. Today she wears many hats, including being a happiness mentor where she loves nothing more than helping chics find their happy.
 
Loretta loves working with business owners to find their happy, and knows in business this can only happen when we know:
  • where we are headed
  • what we want to convey to the world
  • what our next step is
 
She has a gift for working with people to pull out all of the really important bits of information, and laying it out in front of them to help them see what’s really possible.
 
Whilst often on the podcast we’re talking about the people we bring into our...
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Navigating Uncertainty With Your Team

podcast Aug 03, 2021
People Powered Business
Navigating Uncertainty With Your Team
21:16
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 73 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re talking about something that might be useful to many of you right about now – navigating uncertain times with your team.
 
Let’s face it, the one thing that’s become certain over the last 18 months is uncertainty. Whilst it’s no one’s favourite environment to thrive in, it is reality, so how can you as the business owner or leader help your team through these times?
 
In todays episode I share my 5 top tips for navigating uncertain times with your team:
  • Remember the power of a pause;
  • Communicate clearly, openly, transparently and regularly;
  • Act swiftly and promptly in a considered and measured way;
  • Keep your team connected;
  • Be future focused.
 
As mentioned in todays episode, I have an invitation for you.
 
If you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us...
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Can Your Team Disconnect?

podcast Jul 27, 2021
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People Powered Business
Can Your Team Disconnect?
23:45
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 72 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re unpacking a new phenomenon we’re seeing at work, thanks largely to increased technology and our move towards hybrid teams harnessing remote work – that is ‘availability creep’.
 
We all know the feeling, we hear the email come through on our phone whilst we’re getting the kids breakfast. It’s 7am, we know we don’t need to check it right now but we do, and then we have a knot in our stomach about the issue we just read about that we have to deal with in a couple of hours. No one is expecting us to read and respond to emails at all hours of the day and night, but because we can we do – and ultimately that leads to a failure to disconnect, and that is a fast track to burnout.
 
Studies show that this availability creep is starting to have a real impact on our teams, to the extend that some organisations are starting to legislate the...
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Understanding and Cultivating Culture with Sarah Williams

podcast Jul 20, 2021
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People Powered Business
Understanding and Cultivating Culture with Sarah Williams
53:55
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 71 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we welcomed a special guest to the podcast, workplace culture expert Sarah Williams.
 
Sarah shares with us how we can better understand and measure the culture within our organisations, and how we can work on building culture and engaging our team in the process.
 
If you’d like to connect with Sarah, she can be reached via any of the following ways:
 
 
As mentioned, if you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about what’s working for you and any challenges you might be having.
 
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Leading Well When You're Having a Bad Day

podcast Jul 13, 2021
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People Powered Business
Leading Well When You're Having a Bad Day
19:23
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 70 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today I’ve gone a little rogue and am having a discussion about something that’s not often spoken about – when we as leaders have a bad day. What should we do, and how can we show up and lead our team effectively when we’re in a bit of a funk.
 
I shared with you my 5 top tips or strategies you might want to tap into. These include:
  • Self care is not selfish;
  • Communicate with your team and own it;
  • Find things to do that lift your mood;
  • Take the pressure off;
  • Delegate and involve your team.
 
It’s ok that we have the odd bad day, it’s not the end of the world and we don’t need to feel guilty, but there are ways we can improve the day and get ourselves out of the ‘bad day’ funk.
 
 
If you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us inside our free...
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It's Time for a Mid Year Reset

podcast Jul 07, 2021
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People Powered Business
It's Time for a Mid Year Reset
19:05
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 69 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
This week we are discussing the importance of creating the time and space for a mid year reset with your team. So often we have great energy and momentum at the beginning of the year, and really engage our team in that, but by the middle of the year this can easily dip.
 
In this episode I share with 6 simple steps to an effective mid year reset with your team:
  • Get the team together
  • Reflect
  • Show gratitude
  • Re establish the vision
  • Create goals and milestones
  • Seek input from the team/
 
This is a great time of year to re set, refocus and create every opportunity for massive success in the second half of the year.
 
As mentioned, if you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about what’s working for you and any...
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Growing Your Business With A VA

podcast Jun 29, 2021
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People Powered Business
Growing Your Business With A VA
50:12
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 68 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today I have a special guest joining me on the podcast, my very own VA, Adrienne Donnelly, is joining me to talk about growing your business with the support of VA’s.
 
We discuss how to know it’s the right time to get yourself a VA, what sort of tasks you can easily outsource and most importantly how to set up a great working and communication structure with your VA.
 
As mentioned too, I have a special bonus for you today, a guide on the Must Ask Interview Questions you should ask when hiring a VA. Just like any staffing decision we make, selecting the right VA to work with can be daunting, this guide will help make sure you make the right decision, and have all the information you need to get the best VA for your business.
 
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