The Grape Vine

Advice, Prompted by Discovery

Begin with the end in mind

As the days begin to shorten and the migratory birds start planning their trip north you need to think about planning your farm business budget for the next financial year. A fundamental shift in farm...

  • Sep 02, 2016
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Are you in control?

It is important that we revisit & learn from the lessons of the past so we can manage the present more effectively. I was looking through some old articles that I wrote and thought that...

  • Aug 05, 2016
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Listening, one of the greatest gifts

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is to listen without putting your own slant on what is being said. Some would say to truly understand we need to listen from our heart...

  • Apr 08, 2016
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50 Shades of Roseville Park

At the recent, farm open day at Roseville Park (Dubbo), Richard Groom (PF Director) spoke to a group of 40 people about what the top 10% of producers do to move from “Good to Great”.     The...

  • Oct 02, 2015
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Why What How and If questions

Following on from our blog ‘Understanding compromise or co-operation’, we've identified these key communication principles which we believe are important to communication & negotiation success.  Turn off the internal chatter  ...

  • Sep 04, 2015
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Family businesses managing conflict

In a recent survey by Family Business Australia it was found that: 70% of Australian businesses were run by a family; 66% of current CEO's were 50 year or...

  • Jul 03, 2015
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