Simon Fawkes

I help hi-tech companies grow faster in niche export markets through: - hi-tech export coaching - facilitation - consulting: business planning, marketing strategies and exporting. I have an unusual background, being a linguist with fluent German and French as well as a “reformed engineer”.

Most commented posts

  1. Closing the gap. Can Australia catch up with New Zealand? — 8 comments
  2. Applying “The Art of Action” to Your Business — 3 comments
  3. Mindshop Change Success Model — 3 comments
  4. “Yes, no or maybe”. The diplomat and the lady. — 2 comments
  5. We should all be vigilant and combat racism! — 2 comments

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The dark side of leadership development: overcoming our resistance to change

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious Carl Gustav Jung In the leadership development work that I facilitate with both individuals and organizations I am most often focused on the positive side of development. The aspects of development that might characterize the ‘positive’ include defining aspirations …

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3 Key Ideas for Success for Business Leaders in 2014

Is your sales team full of relationship or challenger sales people? Greater business complexity and uncertainty is driving a rapid shift in the way customers are buying. Logically this is also rapidly changing the requirements from you and your sales team to achieve success. The perception is that the requirements for a successful sales person …

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What’s Hot in the World of Family Business

Information about what’s going on in the world of family business keeps growing. Two Australian surveys have recently been released, the MGI/RMIT Australian Family and Private Business Survey and the KPMG/FBA Family Business Survey 2013 conducted by Adelaide University. The surveys are independent and address different aspects of family business, so reviewing the results in …

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iMindMap 7 launch offers extented to 19 December 2013

iMindMap 7

Get your copy of iMindMap 7 mind mapping software iMindMap is the perfect mind mapping tool for all thinking tasks thanks to its intuitive workspace, unrestricted structure and lots of visual stimulation. It is a joy to use and it really does encourage creative thinking. I can vouch for this personally. You too can enhance …

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How reliant are you on myths for running your business?

Self help or self delusion

Myths are an important part of every culture “59 Seconds” by Professor Richard Wiseman dispels many business myths and presents scientifically proven techniques to help people identify and achieve realistic goals. Too much of the “self-help” industry peddles “facts” which have no foundation.  Wiseman takes aim at the “Yale Goal Study”, which is often cited …

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