Management Tips from the Dog House
Building a successful nationwide business has not been easy; particularly when you bear in mind that we have multiple brands, joint venture partners and allied business as part of the wider group.
Many have asked how I achieved my success and the answer is simple. You build a good team around you, you empower the team members and you ALL learn from each other.
Last year, Origin signed a joint venture with Australia’s leading property accountants, Chan & Naylor. One of the benefits of this joint venture has been giving my team access to some of the best business brains in the country.
Ed Chan is Chan & Naylor’s Non-Executive Chairman. In his book “The Golden Rules of Running a Successful Business,” Ed talks about successful businesses comprising three key team members; Grinders, Minders and Finders.
Thankfully my team understand this, creating a high performance team. Here is how I would summarise them.
Doug: Finder, Minder with a bit of Grinder
Tom: Grinder with a bit of Minder
Julie: Minder, with a bit of Grinder
Graeme: Grinder and Finder with Origin, Minder with Chan & Naylor
Chris: Grinder and Finder
Over the years, I have empowered my team so that they learn new skills. Their future is very bright as my business grows.