7 Steps To Create Meaningful KPIs

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Non-financial KPIs are critical to predicting, and in turn shaping, the future of a company. The KPIs (financial and non-financial) that you choose to measure will have a direct impact on the direction of your business: they have a powerful motivating effect and as a result determine the way that employees set their priorities. Where Continue Reading…

6 tips for Effective Teamwork

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Will your team be defeated or inspired by the next storm? When the sky is blue and the ocean is calm, most teams are able to work effectively and harmoniously as a cohesive whole. However, the true test of a team’s capacity to aid and support one another inevitably comes in the face of a Continue Reading…

Can You Cope With Engaged Employees?

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We’ve all been there. Driving our car a little faster than we should because we’re late for a meeting. Taking a short cut to get a job done by the deadline. Maybe even stretching the truth slightly to get that new job. Ok, maybe not that far! Whatever your story, it’s a gap in our Continue Reading…

How To Transform Problems Into Opportunities

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Problems in business are inevitable. All companies encounter challenges and setbacks, but one of the key factors that separates the weak from the strong is the way that they respond to problems. Leaders who are destined for success recognise that problems are an opportunity to improve teamwork skills, cultivate creativity, and instil positive and constructive Continue Reading…

Practical tool to help you reinvent your career

Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our Continue Reading…

Complimentary face-to-face Business Diagnostic!

Footprint consulting is offering ten executives the chance  to use our Business Diagnostic App followed by a one-hour face-to-face consulting session with Catherine Jacob, completely free of charge. This limited time opportunity is available to the first ten executives. To secure your spot, please fill out the details below. Register Now! Learn more about the benefits of the Continue Reading…

My top advice for leaders

At various stages of my twenty+ year career, I have been employed in a wide range of positions, ranging from General Manager to entry-level employee. I have learned a lot along the way, and it is this knowledge, coupled with my passion and aptitude for improving businesses, that lead me to found my own management Continue Reading…

Are you aware of your blind spots?

I developed a Business Diagnostic App to help CEOs and executives self-identify their blind spots, and adjust their priorities and action plans accordingly. It has been designed to be completed by an individual or an entire team. The way it works, which is deceptively simple, is by guiding the user to rate their agreement with Continue Reading…

Increase Employee Participation

Footprint Consulting specialises in Strategic Planning Workshops that are defined by their collaborative and results-oriented approach. Our workshops are unique in that they utilise methodologies that are specifically designed to unleash creativity and draw upon the collective expertise of every employee. “There is something incredibly inspiring about seeing an entire team come together and direct Continue Reading…

Breakfast n’ Learn with Footprint Consulting

We recently hosted twelve business leaders at an intimate, invitation only breakfast at the French Australian Chamber of Commerce. Our aim was to create a space that was conducive to establishing a productive dialogue, where attendees could share their challenges and ideas. The topic first event was ‘Are you getting the most out of what Continue Reading…

Creativity is imperative to business success – the key is strategic analysis

Creativity is one of the most important attributes common to successful business leaders. A creative disposition is critical to effective problem solving, business improvement, and, perhaps most importantly, setting a course for the future. It is impossible for any business to simply continue down the same path and remain successful. The external business environment is changing Continue Reading…

Lessons from Crucial Conversations that transformed my working life (as well as my Personal Life)

Throughout my career, I have come across many books on improving executive performance. Most have been informative, many can be described as eye-opening, and a precious few must be hailed as awe-inspiring. However, the one that stands out to me as a transformative read is Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high, emotions Continue Reading…

Is your life your own?

Is your life built on your dreams or the expectations of others? Today, I have decided to share the philosophies and thought processes that allowed me to build myself a life defined by challenges, excitement and fulfilment. I hope that by sharing these defining chapters of my life, I can help others to have the Continue Reading…

Does your company culture enable or inhibit success?

“If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.”  Edgar Schein, professor MIT Sloan School of Management At Footprint Consulting we have seen that a positive company culture can enable success, whereas an unhealthy culture can be paralytic. Company culture Continue Reading…

Great leaders bring the best out of people

Inspiring leadership provides the vision and motivation that a team needs to work together towards shared goals. It also requires understanding the talents and temperaments of each individual and effectively motivating each person to contribute their unique skills and abilities towards achieving the collective goal.   Do your leaders inspire and motivate employees? Are your leaders deeply committed to Continue Reading…

Effective risk management is critical for any organisation

It is impossible to conduct business without risk, and in many situations risk is necessary for growth. However, it is within your control to determine what constitutes an acceptable level of risk for your organisation. Through appropriate risk management you can identify, assess and mitigate these risks, thereby ensuring that you adhere to your predetermined level Continue Reading…

Are you getting the most out of what you put in?

According to Michael Porter: “Some companies are able to get more out of their inputs than others because they eliminate wasted effort… Such differences in operational effectiveness are an important source of differences in profitability among competitors”. Which category does your business fall into? Are you maximising your efficiency or wasting valuable resources?     Continue Reading…

How innovative is your business?

  Innovation drives business success. No matter where your business is on its journey, there is always room for improvement through innovation. Innovation is not limited to startups and huge multinationals. Clayton Christensen, one of the world’s most celebrated innovative thinkers, says that “Innovation can occur to products, processes or services. It can be incremental Continue Reading…