Author: Jo Buchanan

Assuming positive intent provides a way for us to think and respond differently, with empathy and curiosity. By assuming positive intent, we improve communication, build compassion and respect, and open ourselves up to better relationships....

We need to talk about the potential and impending impact of COVID-19 on small business. Once you have a plan, consider helping fellow small businesses, clients and suppliers who may not be in such a strong position to cope with the impacts of a pandemic....

Our business straddles two acronym-rich industries: accounting and technology. Some consultants and change managers would advise us to normalise the language we use because our conversations could be construed as esoteric. However, when operating internally, we do not isolate any individuals on the team, and...

The fitness of business. Is it so different from the business of fitness? I don’t think so. Having been proudly involved in both, I can say they correlate in more ways than you think....

We’ve been working extremely hard for a long time on our new release software version. It’s our baby. It’s significant. It’s powerful. It’s much-anticipated. It’s beautiful. Castaway is a serious tool. We have customers who rely on us to develop and maintain powerful software they...

We’ve seen a proliferation of CFO outsourcing solutions pop up in the last 2 or 3 years. They all have one thing in common: they each claim with great passion to be different....

If you are a glass-half-full person, interruption is an excellent thing. It means you are functioning and active and people need you. Interruption is necessary for growth....

Leonardo da Vinci was not only a brilliant artist and engineer, but he was also a meticulous, talented and relentless planner. The later are characteristics of a successful person, regardless of your skills. Called a ‘cartoon’, the technique is a preparatory study for the real...