Application Opens for Gambling Community Benefit Fund

15.04.19

Gambling Community Benefit Fund The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, distributing about $54 million per year.

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The Final Straight – Stage 4 of the Carmalk Strategic Framework – Get on Track

02.04.19

The Final Straight – Stage 4 of the Carmalk Strategic Framework – Get on Track

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The Finish Line – Stage 5 of the Carmalk Strategic Framework – Get on Track

01.04.19

The Finish Line – Stage 5 of the Carmalk Strategic Framework – Get on Track The Finish Line Did you want to be a winner at school in the egg and spoon race or the 100-metre dash? There is nothing better than the feeling coming over the line in first place.

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Strategist Skills : 7 Secret Habits of a Great Strategist!

24.03.19

HABITS OF A GREAT STRATEGIST: How to become a strategist going beyond the traditional role of a strategist? Here’s a list of things great strategists frequently do:

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Are you playing the long game?

14.03.19

Are you playing the long game? Cricket & business go hand in hand.

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Are glassboards right for your office set up as opposed to the traditional whiteboard for your meetings

11.03.19

Are glassboards right for your office set up as opposed to the traditional whiteboard for your meetings

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A game, set and match.

07.03.19

A game, set and match. Do you see yourself as a Rockstar tennis pro?

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Are you a negative Nelly?

04.03.19

Are you a negative Nelly? Do you look at the opportunities or the risks?

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What is your point of difference? Ask yourself WHY YOU?

08.02.19

What is your point of difference? Ask yourself WHY YOU? Over the last 3 years, I have worked with over 50 companies who are trying to seek

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Client Testimonial - Scott Bretherton

05.02.19

Don't you love it when you win a client a grant and have done a great job and also received an awesome review & recommendation, thanks Scott Bretherton. It was a pleasure to work with you, it was great teamwork and you should be congratulated

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What would you do if the internet was shut down for 2 days?

20.01.19

What would you do if the internet was shut down for 2 days? As a business could we survive?

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What music inspires you to get you motivated?

17.01.19

What music inspires you to get you motivated? To get up in the morning, to drive to work, to listen on the train or bus?

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Do we need quotes to inspire us?

16.01.19

Do we need quotes to inspire us? My quote for 2019 “Criticism is easy, achievement is difficult” by Winston Churchill, one of my heroes.

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Do you want to undertake planning, coaching & training in 2019 & get your business on track?

07.01.19

Do you want to undertake planning, coaching & training in 2019 & get your business on track?

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What is your great start to 2019?

01.01.19

What is your great start to 2019? It is always a fantastic feeling to receive an awesome testimonial from a client when you get a successful grant application.

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Great methodology the 5 P’s

28.12.18

Great methodology the 5 P’s Pitch, Publish, Products, Profile and Partnerships

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What makes a great Treasurer of a club?

21.12.18

What makes a great Treasurer of a club? How are we going to pay the bills this month? What are we going to do?

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Warning: Steinhoff scandal is ‘tip of iceberg’. KPMG and friends hide many more sins

20.12.18

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Do you volunteer your time?

19.12.18

When was the last time you gave back? Do you volunteer your time?

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Should the 2032 Olympics be held in Brisbane/South East Queensland?

16.12.18

Should the 2032 Olympics be held in Brisbane/South East Queensland? We have to be in it to win it

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Are you winding down 2018 and continuing the festivities into 2019?

12.12.18

Are you winding down 2018 and continuing the festivities into 2019? Do we ever switch off, someone can always find us, we are always connected to our businesses. #connectivity

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Do you have a funding or grant strategy for 2019?

10.12.18

Do you have a funding or grant strategy for 2019? Is your business eligible for a grant?

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Has sport gone bad, or has society changed & sport just failed to keep up?

07.12.18

There has been a tsunami of scandals, doping, ball tampering, corruption & match-fixing, has led to a breakdown in confidence in sports leadership. Has sport gone bad, or has society changed & sport just failed to keep up?

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Key attributes of poor CEO’s

30.11.18

I have come across and witnessed many CEO's in my career and I have been a CEO and aware of what not to do or be. I have highlighted some key attributes of poor CEO’s.

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The race that stops a nation, the #MelbourneCup

27.11.18

The race that stops a nation, the #MelbourneCup, what 24 chances are stopping your business #getontrack today

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How are you & your business tracking with cash flow?

26.11.18

How are you & your business tracking with cash flow? Does cashflow keep you up at night?

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Who doesn’t like free money? Is there such a thing?

25.11.18

Who doesn’t like free money? Is there such a thing?

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Do you often lack motivation & don’t know where to start?

24.11.18

We all need to be accountable to someone. Do you often lack motivation & don’t know where to start?

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Why are you a member of your local club?

23.11.18

Why are you a member of your local club? There are so many clubs to choose from, whether it is your local footie club, golf, race club or bowls clubs or a business club?

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No one likes to lose in sport let alone in business.

19.11.18

No one likes to lose in sport let alone in business. What a week in cricket. “We don’t like cricket we love it”

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Complete what you started

11.11.18

Complete what you started. Times can be tough and we come up against many barriers whether in sport, personal life or in business. Get on track to the finish line.

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How is your digital strategy?

09.11.18

How is your digital strategy? How old is your website, could it do with a makeover? The Queensland Government LOVE investing in digital!

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What can business Strategy learn from sports strategy?

29.10.18

What can business Strategy learn from sports strategy?

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I am

26.10.18

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Business Change vs innovation

23.10.18

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Get on Track - Step 4 The Final Straight

20.10.18

Get on Track - Step 4 The Final Straight

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7 Eagle Leadership Strategies

15.10.18

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Diversity on Boards

13.10.18

Diversity on Boards

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Do you size up your opponent? How do you beat your competitors?

11.10.18

Do you size up your opponent? How do you beat your competitors?

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Boards & Chairman's Influence

10.10.18

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Volunteer

05.10.18

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Have you done a check in recently & taken a long look in the mirror & done a Business Health check?

05.10.18

Have you done a check in recently & taken a long look in the mirror & done a Business Health check?

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Committees for clubs

30.09.18

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Does your club have a Master plan?

21.09.18

Does your club have a master plan?

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This is exactly what Brisbane needs to improve access and get back the cricket

11.09.18

This is exactly what Brisbane needs to improve access and get back the cricket, hopefully all future governments understand the strategic importance of the Gabba on surrounding businesses and for it to compete on the world stage.

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Do you know who your stakeholders are & what they want?

05.09.18

Step 6 of 7 key areas in having a Winning Club is do you understand your stakeholder needs?

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Do you know who your customer is & what they want & how to engage with them?

03.09.18

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How do you get your club on track?

31.08.18

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Do you have a plan to get on track?

23.08.18

Do you have a plan to get on track? Step 3 of 7 in having a Winning Club - "Have a good plan in place"

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Do you have the right people in place?

14.08.18

Do you have the right people in place? Step 2 of 7 of having a Winning Club - Have the right people in place

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Do you have a diverse committee?

07.08.18

Step 1 of 7 of a Winning Race Club - Have a diverse Committee Do you have a diverse committee?

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7 key steps in Having a Winning Club

01.08.18

7 Steps of a Winning Club - to get on track to business success Get on track today, over the next couple of weeks I will be providing a bit more detail of each step in having a Winning Club and get you on to business success

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Stage 3 - Get on track strategic framework - The Home Turn

27.07.18

Stage 1 The Barriers Stage 2 The Back Straight Stage 3 "home turn" which involves setting the strategy in motion and adjusting it to suit the race.

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5 Key Steps to Grow a Clubs Membership

20.07.18

Are you a member of a club whether in business or for pleasure? Do clubs of the future need the same types of membership as they do now?

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What are the key attributes of a CEO of a race club?

13.07.18

The CEO of a race club is an exciting position in the thrilling and passionate sport of horse racing. Here are some of the key attributes of great CEO's of a race club.

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Stage 2 - Get on Track - The Back Straight

10.07.18

Get on Track Strategic Framework

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Stage 1 - Get on track - The Barriers

05.07.18

Before you start the race, you need to ask yourself: "Why are you in business and what is your end goal?" This must be done before what many analysts refer to as a 'health check' or business performance analysis. You need to analyse where you are. It's always good to get a performance scorecard or status report.

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What are the Barriers to your Business?

01.07.18

If you follow the races, and even if you don't, you would have been exposed to the Melbourne Cup – the 'race that stops a nation'. It's a public holiday in Victoria and should be across the rest of the country.

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Is you business strategy on track?

04.06.18

This forms a simple analogy for the stages of the 'GET ON TRACK' Strategic Framework – 5 key areas that will grow your operation and make it the business of the future.

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The Race Club of the Future

02.03.18

This blog is an exert from my draft title book "The Winning Race Club - your track to business success" to be released in late 2018. The race track of the future sure is going to be a different place.

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What are the best types of Markers for Glassboards?

27.02.18

How times change from the chalk on the good old blackboard, whiteboards to a now a glass board and now smart boards. What do you use for your planning and workshops and which one is better? #glassboards #whiteboards

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Taking a closer look at Steinhoff's board structure: Did it add fuel to the fire?

24.02.18

This is a great article of governance gone wrong with the board structure in the multinational Steinhoff. What are your thoughts on the right structure of a board in Australia. 1 tier or 2 tier ? #aicd #gia #governance #board #steinhoff @aicd @governanceinstituteaustralia

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This is a great article and guidance around content and blogs.

22.02.18

This is a great article and guidance around content and blogs. Thanks @Tracy Sheen #blogs #content

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A great way to think outside of the box when looking at your return on investment

10.02.18

This a great way to think outside of the box when looking at your return on investment with sponsorship and advertising and tapping into and engaging new markets. Well done #Mercedes

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What makes a great strategist?

01.12.17

Strategy is choosing where to play and how to win. Whether you are in sport or in business you need a great strategy. What are the 4 key questions that strategy should answer?

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What makes a great President of a race club?

30.11.17

The President of a race club is a demanding position in a thrilling and passionate sport of horse racing. Learn what makes a great President of a Race Club.

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Why does your club need a capital plan?

18.11.17

Why does your club need a capital plan?

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What makes a great CEO of a race club?

16.11.17

The CEO of a race club is an exciting position in this thrilling and passionate sport of horse racing. Let what makes a great CEO of a race club.

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The Importance of Clearer Processes for your team

08.09.17

Make sure everyone sees the big picture. When people focus on efficiency in one part of a process, they sub-optimize the system as a whole — because they don’t weigh the impact of their actions on downstream groups or on the customer.

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Why do we need good Corporate Governance in Sport?

21.07.17

Corporate Governance in Sport

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Pockets of Brilliance named in "SMART 100" Index

07.06.17

Pockets of Brilliance named in "SMART 100" Index #Smart100 @AntHill Magazine

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RIP Monthly Salary

06.05.17

Can you do more with less, I have always been a firm believer of the monthly salary and yes it is nice but when you are working for yourself, you just make a plan and are more thrifty and Yes you are happier.

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Why clubs need to change their structures?

21.03.17

Good corporate governance plays a vital role in underpinning the integrity and efficiency of a club.

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The CFO Re-Engineered - Key Takeaways

20.02.17

I attended the Brisbane CFO Symposium, thanks to Richard McBride of the CFO Series and attended some very good facilitated sessions and have listed what I thought were the top 20 Key Takeaways in no particular order. Well worth attending if in a city near you. #CFOSeries

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Has finance ever said "No" to you?

12.12.16

Pop up your hand if you have ever been told No by finance. Keep up your hand up if you have ever been told No by finance more than once. Keep your hand up if this answer leaves you feeling happy and content.

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Plan

13.09.16

When I'm asked to explain why business planning is so important, I like to use a quote from Lewis Carroll. In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice comes to a fork in the road and asks: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

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7 Things All Managers Should Avoid Doing

01.09.16

Respecting your position, valuing your staff and being passionate about your business are characteristics of good leadership. However, some CEO's get lost in the passion, unintentionally hampering productivity and closing off opportunities for improvement within the business.

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5 Benefits of Cash Flow Forecasting

20.08.16

Cash is king. We've all heard this saying. And we've all experienced cash flow difficulties, either personally or in the business world. If you don't have cash you can't pay your bills, you can't pay your staff, you can't pay your suppliers, you can't pay yourself and you can't invest in your business.

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Innovate or Die

07.08.16

Change is inevitable, and there are plenty of very large successful companies which failed to innovate and change with the times and have, well... died. NOKIA is very interesting case study.

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Who Cares About Good Governance?

23.07.16

Anyone that wants to run a successful company. Good corporate governance plays a vital role in underpinning the integrity and efficiency of a company. It is a set of standards relating to the effective administration of an organisation.

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“Unrealistic Expectations of Executives"

20.05.16

We have all experienced unrealistic expectations by executives and bosses. The late nights, the long additional hours, working at the weekends, eating pizza or Mc Donald's on the way home in the taxi. The wife or husband nagging in your ear are you working late again.

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