Advice to my students graduating from university


Advice to my students graduating from university

Gold mechanical globe

Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if every student graduated from university and progressed straight to a fantastic job? Yet in this brave new world with retrenchments, downsizing and business failures, are there even enough jobs available today for every university student who graduated last year? Unfortunately, the answer is no – and this is…   read more >

Better Decision Making in an Ever More Complex World – ADIPEC 2015

ADIPEC conference

Jill presented a technical workshop at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held in Abu Dhabi in November 2015. The theme of the conference was Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World. ADIPEC is now the world’s largest oil and gas exhibition with over 2,000 exhibitors and plays host to 85,000…   read more >

The Secret To Success

The Key To Success for Mergers And Acquisitions – Cultural Due Diligence   Before the ink dries on any agreement is the right time to start planning your cultural integration. This alone will set a path for a successful merger or acquisition. According to a 2013 Annual Bloomberg report,  global M&A activity totalled USD $…   read more >

Build a Reputation Bank – A wise leadership investment

People may not remember what you say, or even what you do, but people will always remember how you made them feel. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to affect another is to extend considered manners. People remember those who are thoughtful, kind and gracious. Speaker, Patricia Fripp once said, “The people who…   read more >

Is it too easy to blame Generation Y

Is it too easy to blame Generation Y? Perhaps. Here’s why. A Younger Generation engaging their Essence, saving us from our Ego! Boy 16 knifes and kills 17 year old on train. Hoons goad police with vanity videos. Female party goers increase drug abuse. It’s all too easy to blanket or taint our perception of…   read more >

Exemplary Manners Maketh the Leader

Genuine consideration for another is not an act of compromise but rather a powerful demonstration of our purpose. Being true to our essence. It is a sign of substantiated strength and identifiable sophistication. A departure from mere ego into wisdom. The use of considered manners is about our standards and how well we wish to…   read more >

An Act of Trust Creates a Legend

Would you do what it takes to become a World Champion? Learn from an Act of Trust that created a Legend At the age of 18, an unknown burst onto the ballroom dance scene by making the Final of the keenly watched Amateur event at the most prestigious ballroom competition in the world. The famed…   read more >

Customers Or Culture – What Comes First?

Question: How many of your employees are volunteers? Answer: ALL of them! They volunteer the discretionary effort in every decision they make. That means the choice to perform at a level that will differentiate one organisation from another. Therefore, the environment in which an individual chooses to immerse themselves needs to engender that understanding. Products…   read more >

A Restaurant Dilemma

The maitre d’ – what should he do? It had been a typical frantic Friday lunch with business people celebrating end of the week. One party of four came in at 1.00. All appropriated attired in business suits, the three chaps and one female decided to kick on. They had the restaurant to themselves as…   read more >

Lessons for a Successful Merger or Acquisition by Jill Sweatman

There are some important lessons companies who wish to improve their profits, or simply stay in business, cannot afford to ignore. Especially if they are involved in a merger or acquisition. These lessons were brought sharply into focus recently while I was preparing a company for its float. The organisation had plans to expand rapidly,…   read more >