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DIFFERENT PEOPLE REACT DIFFERENTLY TO UNCERTAINTY

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 31 Mar
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At Opening Gates we design high impact profitable businesses and an integral part of the design process is understanding and leveraging human behaviour. We use DISC ADVANCED as our behavioural profiling platform because it is understandable, and easily applied to real world experience. Given our real world experience has been turned on its head in

Expand your Value Proposition beyond what you currently do

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 26 Mar
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Me:  “How are you feeling?” Almost every person I have spoken to:  “I feel lost” Me:  Yes, but YOU aren’t lost – lost doesn’t define who you are.  You’re still there in all your glory. I see you. You simply have to rediscover and reclaim yourself and in some cases re-imagine yourself.  You have to

E-BREAKS IN E-SPACES – THE RE-IMAGINED TEA ROOM

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 23 Mar
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Hanging out in the tea room, taking a brain break to connect and converse with our fellow team members is one of the human elements which must be re-imagined for the remote working space.  The tea room is where we share our challenges and our wins, where we learn about what our fellow workers do

3 Brilliant Ideas – How to Reduce Hours and Retain People

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 19 Mar
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It’s time to think outside the square for a win-win strategy We have had numerous conversations with our business clients across the globe about the challenges they are currently facing.  One common concern is the need to reduce the hours that their team members’ work as demand reduces, without compromising retention.  That is, how do

What the!! Where am I? What am I doing?

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 11 Jan
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Are you feeling like all is not how it should be… It is just an inkling, a little poke in the ribs, a thought floating by?  And then someone asks you the hard questions: What is your purpose in life? Why do you do what you do? Is this where you thought you would be

And this is why you need a LIFE PLAN

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 11 Jan
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Many of us have a business plan (well perhaps not as many as should).  If you are one of those diligent business owners with a plan, then you would be able to tell us: if your business is where you had planned it to be; how it had gone off track (if it had) and

Creating an Appetite for Broccoli

  • Posted by Sarah Petrie 31 Jan
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(Translation: Ramping up your Business Advisory Sales) A simple 8 step process Bill’s customers have been buying cabbage for years.  They don’t really like cabbage but it’s a necessary evil.  The government has invested heavily in cabbage farms and have legislated for cabbage to be a compulsory consumption item.  So there are consequences of not

Culture by Design Series – Part 2

  • Posted by Sarah Petrie 31 Jan
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Leading the way Creating an environment conducive to high performance is one part of the puzzle – the other is the commitment of the leaders to promoting and maintaining that environment. In short, publishing the organisation’s intangibles and making assertions about what you do, means nothing if the team’s experience is something completely different to

Culture by Design Series – Part 1

  • Posted by Sarah Petrie 31 Jan
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Yes, you can design your culture and this is why you should. What is it? Culture is a living dynamic ever evolving notion – an energetic phenomenon.  It is influenced by the interaction of human beings, their energy, their mindsets, their life experiences. Culture spawns behaviours!  We may not see culture but we certainly do

Turning Outside-In into Inside-Out

  • Posted by Sarah Petrie 08 Aug
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Living from the outside-in is an endeavour to placate an all-consuming feeling of emptiness with stuff from the outside. Stuff like the accumulation of material possessions.  Stuff like compliments, status, and affirmations. Living from the inside-out is recognising that fulfilment and abundance exists within, and that we manifest our inner value into the outer world.