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I Lost It All

It was November 2010, I was living in Silicon Valley with my wife and children when I lost it all.

I had to let go of all of my employees, 20 of them across Australia and the US.

I lost the multimillion dollars worth of angel and venture capital investments I had secured.

I lost all my life savings which I had used as startup capital to bankroll the business before raising external funding.

I lost my job as the CEO of my company and my only source of income.

I lost the family home back in Australia as I couldn’t afford to keep paying rent in Palo Alto USA and mortgage repayments back in Australia.

Oh and our youngest of 3 children was just 30 days old and we had 10 days to pack and leave the US because my work visa was conditional on my business and a few weeks later I found out an immediate family member was diagnosed with cancer.

Many people have asked me how do you recover from something like that?

That was almost 10 years ago and I don’t have all the...

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5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking Themselves During Times Of Crisis

crisis leadership Mar 10, 2020

Life and business are full of unknowns.

Right now we have entered an unprecedented phase of global challenges, political and economic uncertainty, panic and irrational human behaviour, all of which will adversely impact businesses and jobs.

And behind all business and jobs are the people we lead.

As a leader - more than ever, now is the time to step-up.

You need to provide confidence to your team and customers, give them mental and emotional safety and determine the best path forward for your business.

So to get started, here are 5 questions you should be asking yourself right now:

  1. How Am I Ensuring Our Mission & Values Are Being Reinforced And Are Top Of Mind?

    Dr Peter Fuda talks about great organisations being able to answer 4 questions:

    Where are we going?
    How will we get there?
    How are we going to be on this journey? (values)
    Why do we exist above and beyond making money? (mission)

    As a leader how well can you articulate your answers to these four questions and how are you...
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Be Guided By Your Purpose and Finding Satisfaction In Your Soul

leadership podcast Aug 29, 2019

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Sidney Minassian, Founder of ImpactLadder shares his perspectives on The Business Caring Formula Podcast with host Emma Arakelyan.

Sidney talks about:

  • His early career and why he has started multiple companies,
  • Being guided by your purpose, finding mandate and seeking satisfaction in your soul,
  • The importance of values alignment in your career and leadership style,
  • Leveraging your personal brand for career growth and sales success,
  • ImpactLadders vision and mission for developing people and teams to become their extraordinary
  • What not to do in your career and as a leader,
  • The importance of role models (it's not what you think).

You can buy Emma's book on Amazon The Business Caring Formula


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