The strengths of good leadership

Mild mannered, Rob McKelvey spends much of his life guiding and influencing the big end of town. I love that his gentle and considered approach is in such demand and I like his take on creativity and how it’s growing in his life.

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Robert Gerrish
A funny approach to business

Carl Sherriff uses the power of cartoons to engage and connect with business audiences and not surprisingly, he’s an entertaining guy to hang around with. His is not the easiest concept to sell, but over the years he’s learned some good strategies.

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Robert Gerrish
So what do you do?

Having been involved with the Festival for a few years, it was lovely when I was invited to create a short series involving creative and older entrepreneurs from the region. Armed with my little recorder, I hit the trams, trains and buses and met a very interesting bunch.

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Robert Gerrish
It's ok to pivot and it's ok to stop.

The creative brain constantly whirrs, so it's inevitable we'll have new ideas and want to follow new directions. Monica Davidson sees no problem with this and nor should we. In this podcast we delve into the world of the creative industries and get a good sense of what works and what doesn’t.

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Robert Gerrish
We don't always get on the right bus

Books, books, books as far as the eye can see. Fear not, this is not a post that's blatantly promoting my new book. Well not solely. Truth be told I hardly mention it. No, this is more about the state of the small business nation, or more appropriately, how the nation views small business. 

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Robert Gerrish
The art of honouring your audience

I’m forever banging on about loving your customers and yet I know I can be pretty shoddy. I forget to follow up, forget to say thank you and certainly don’t ‘over deliver’ anywhere near as much as I know I could and should. Perhaps if I did I’d have a waiting list like the one Jennifer Keeler-Milne has. I think she’s a legend, see what you think.

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Robert Gerrish
Who gives a damn?

If there's one thing that freaks out startups of all ages, it's finding and growing a solid customer base. And while failure statistics are often exaggerated, the main cause of things heading south is an inability to flog our wares. Here are a couple of stories that may just help.

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Robert Gerrish
Making a mark in the inner city

While redundancy can be traumatic for many, for some it’s a release. One such person is Ingrid Thompson. While she may not have known quite where she was headed, she had no doubt it was going to be good. Her approach to finding her path was unusual and it worked.

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Robert Gerrish
Why Mike Staniford traded a harbour view for a brick wall

After an impressive career, latterly as creative head of a global branding and design consultancy, Mike Staniford walked away. With no desire to scale to that lofty corporate position again, he loves his new life. These days he spends much of his time either staring at a brick wall or making a mess in a disused loading dock. So what’s he up to? Let’s find out.

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Robert Gerrish