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  1. Say Yes to No

    mivision | 27 March 2014

    ‘Yes!’ It’s a powerful word. ‘Yes!’ It’s optimistic. It marks someone as open to opportunity. It’s selfless – courageous, even. ‘Yes!’ It just feels good! ‘No’, on the other hand, slams... Read More

  2. Time to Grow a Beard

    mivision | 24 February 2014

    I catch up with a good mate regularly to discuss how we both do business. We’ve been doing this for about 10 years and I always walk away inspired and challenged. Into our second coffee at the start of this year, we were talking about how not all... Read More

  3. The Last Word: Change is Inevitable

    Mark Cushway | 27 January 2014

    It happens within or without our control, with or without our participation. I’m reminded of a story I referred to about four years ago in the Last Word – it was based on the book Who Moved My Cheese? about two mice and two tiny humans who... Read More

  4. The Last Word: Don’t Give Up on Giving

    Mark Cushway | 26 November 2013

    In Australia, competition for the donation dollar seems particularly fierce.We’re buying red noses, pink ribbons, and yellow daffodils. We’re running, jogging, cycling, swimming and walking to raise funds for worthy causes. As an example, in the... Read More

  5. The Last Word: Time to Stand as One

    Mark Cushway | 28 October 2013

    In tourism ads, our government has created the picture of Aussies as down to earth, friendly and open – the type of person you can trust to call a spade a spade and lend a hand if you need one. Really top bunch of people. Everyone loves us Aussies,... Read More

  6. The Last Word: The Real World Advantage

    mivision | 29 September 2013

    Consuming media online, it occurred to me recently, is a lot like conducting a long-distance relationship – the basic message is passed on, but so much additional information is lost. In a long-distance relationship, facial expressions, body language... Read More

  7. The Last Word: If it’s Not Fun, Why Do It?

    Mark Cushway | 24 August 2013

    I can’t think of a day at mivision when there’s been no laughter. Usually there’s someone who wants to stand on the office ‘podium’ to tell a funny, self-deprecating story. Often someone will play a joke on a colleague the minute ... Read More

  8. The Last Word: Time to Lift the Ceiling

    Mark Cushway | 29 July 2013

    We all know the value of goal setting. Robert Collier, one of the first self-help authors penned that goal setting has the ability to help us “see things as you would have them be instead of as they are”. For most of us goal setting is second... Read More

  9. The Last Word: Give Them A Nudge

    Mark Cushway | 23 June 2013

    The other day I received a call on my mobile from a number I didn’t know. I picked up and a lady said “Hello, this is Marion from your dentist Kensington Dental”. I said “Hi, but do I know you?” Then she said “You see Dr.... Read More

  10. The Last Word: Effective Confrontation

    Mark Cushway | 27 May 2013

    Confrontation. No one likes it. The mere mention of the word raises hackles up most people’s backs. But, proactive confrontation can be a very effective thing.When two parties communicate openly, confrontations can be dealt with gracefully and resolved... Read More

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