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Exploring aspects of conversation, both personal and professional

Hugh Gyton blog Leadership Lessons from Pitti Filati in Florence

Leadership Lessons from Pitti Filati in Florence

Just some of the lessons learnt from Hugh Gyton & Associates recent trip to Florence and the Pitti Filati Show. Lesson One: Go and ...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Studies since the 1930's and we still don't get it

Studies since the 1930's and we still don't get it

Ninety years of academic research has continually indicated that giving people what they crave helps #scaleup a business, reduce labour turnover & absenteeism, and ultimately increase profitability. Why then do we find it so hard?

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog It's all about the rhythm

It's all about the rhythm

Currently reading General Stanley McChrystal’s book ‘Team of Teams – New rules of engagement for a complex world’. A great read, not only in the learning to be had but, as business books go, a cracking and entertaining read.The training people are prepared to endure to make it into the elite forces is simply mind-boggling. Trust me you do not want to try BUD/S (curious? Now you are just going to have to read the book. Oh OK, or Google it)

Saturday, June 01, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Leadership Lessons From India

Leadership Lessons From India

Have just got back from a fantastic trip to India working with an amazing group of women who work with my most recent Scaling Up client, KOCO are on a mission to change the world through the beautiful craft of high quality, hand-knitted garments.

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog But What if it Breaks?

But What if it Breaks?

"The best laid plans of mice and men". Despite our best efforts, sometimes things just don't go according to plan ...

Friday, February 01, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Meetings Require Discipline.

Meetings Require Discipline.

Meetings often have a bad reputation and not without cause, consider some of this data: •Executives spend 40-50% (23hrs) of their working hours per week in meetings •90% of meeting attendees admit to daydreaming in them •73% acknowledge they do other work during meetings •25% of meetings are spent discussing irrelevant issues

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog Why Bosses Should be the Dumbest Person in the Room

Why Bosses Should be the Dumbest Person in the Room

I once sat in a strategy session with a CEO who asked endless questions of his team before cheerfully answering most of them himself. His executive team dubbed him the Boomerang Boss.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog Four Key Personal Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

Four Key Personal Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

Getting alignment between your personal values and your business values goes along way towards successfully scaling up a business. What are the four personal questions you need to ask yourself to achieve this?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog What would you say if you could only type?

What would you say if you could only type?

When walking around the streets of Sydney and riding public transport, it is hard not to be conscious of the number of people clearly, deeply in 'conversation' through the use of their thumbs.

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog When language fails you

When language fails you

Recently I travelled to Poland to attend a wedding. I’ve done a lot of travel and I’ve had minimal problems with communications. The Polish language, however, is incredibly difficult and for the first time I struggled. It left me wondering how were we all going to survive the wedding?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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