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Carl Bates

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Carl Bates is a global entrepreneur, speaker, author, mentor and director. Currently based in South Africa, he is a dynamic entrepreneur from New Zealand who guides small to medium businesses to achieve Extreme Business Success.
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Are You A Calibrator?

As the epitome of a Calibrator, Marissa Mayer is meticulously focused on building a better system — a standout of her achievements at Google. However, her challenges at Yahoo highlight what happens when a Calibrator is left unchecked by a balanced team — trying to solve people and culture issues with rules and systems.
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Who Is The Conductor In Your Business Orchestra?

If you need a razor-sharp eye for detail and the ability to unlock value, bring a Conductor on board.
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How To Maximise Real Returns For Your Shareholders

When you are both a shareholder and a manager of a company, it is all too easy to forget that, as a director, you have a responsibility to deliver returns and create value for your shareholders.
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How Well Will Your Business Really Do? Here’s How You Can Predict Your Performance

Predict and track your business’s future performance. Here’s how.
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How To Make Incremental Changes For Long-Term Growth

Growing, accumulating and developing assets and resources is the core contribution of the Cultivator leadership personality.
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Why High Energy Leaders Need A Custodian To Create Balance

High energy leaders are often balanced by a more grounded and supportive personality, like the foundation of a team, the Custodian.
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Find Out If You’re A ‘Connector’ Leader Who Inspires Your Team

Leaders who are Connectors inspire and sustain the natural energies of their teams.
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How The Motivator Ignites Greatness

Leaders with a natural coaching style uplift their teams, bringing out the best in their employees.
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Got The Eye of The Tiger? How To Lead Like A Champion

Champion personalities inspire organisations and customers to follow them anywhere.
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A Catalyst Can Transform Your Board

Catalysts excel at getting something going with energy, and are often found starting new businesses, leading a new project or taking an existing project into its next big step. And they’re essential for your business.
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Contributing In The Boardroom

If you want to get the most from your board, you need to know how each person likes to make an individual contribution.
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Understanding Leadership And Natural Energy

Want your board to make a true contribution to your operation? You need board members who are focused and engaged. And the key lies in understanding their natural energy.
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How To Create A Focused Board

Do your board meetings tend to be a bit of a waste of time? Here’s how to maximise the value of a board meeting.
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Giving Your Board A Focus

You’ve created a board for your company. Now what? Here’s how to give your newly-founded board some focus and direction.

How To Select A Highly Effective Board

One of the most challenging aspects of implementing governance is the selection of the right directors for your board.
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The Importance Of Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is a key factor in business today, driven by a desire for ethical leadership and responsible practices. Stakeholder engagement recognises that a company is responsible to all its stakeholders.
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How to Manage Risk Without Missing Opportunities

Every business model comes with its own risk landscape that a board must address. More importantly, an effective board sees the risk landscape as an opportunity waiting to be unlocked.
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How to Make Your Business Model Go the Distance

A business model describes how a company creates, delivers and captures value. The directors of any company – big or small – must understand the business model and apply their minds in creating sustainable value through the way the business operates.
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How Your CEO Fat-Cheque Must be Determined by your Performance

Why performance-based remuneration leads to higher profits.
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Are You Measuring Up to Your Board?

The role of a board is to hold senior management, particularly the CEO, accountable for targets, ensuring higher targets are set – and met.
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