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About Tony Holley in our Sydney office
Tony Holley is a thought leader on a number of corporate advisory topics, he shares his experiences in blogs to help business owners understand the intricacies selling their businesses and hiring CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs.
Entries by Tony Holley in our Sydney office
Business owners often struggle to determine the answer to this critical question posed by Joe Strummer back in 1982. Do you just need a Holiday or is a more fundamental change required?
(nor even a dirty acronym) Does MBO stand for a Mighty Big Offer? No, but it might just bring one. A Management Buy Out (MBO) occurs when existing management buyout the existing shareholder(s). They may buy all or part, they may buy personally or with external help but whatever the specifics the MBO may secure […]
What are the factors that really matter in a role? We focus on hiring CEOs, CFOs and CIOs but reading about success in hiring salespeople has helped further inform our approach. Success leaves clues and it is no different in Executive Search.
Selling your Small to Medium Sized Business in Sydney Who Should I choose to be my Corporate (or Business) Advisor? Let’s say that you own an excellent SME business, you are an expert at running it, but you feel it is time to sell. Maybe your motivation to sell is due to ill-health, waning enthusiasm, […]
Selling your Small or Medium Sized Business What Should I Pay a Corporate (or Business) Adviser? At its’ most simplistic level you should pay a rate commensurate with the likely sale proceeds, the degree of difficulty in achieving the right sale price, and the necessary skills and time commitment the adviser will need to achieve […]
The most important advice anyone can give you about operating as an Interim Manager is to treat it like a business.
Thinking of becoming an Interim Manager? Taking the step away from permanent paid employment can be daunting and is not for everyone. Many people prefer the security of working within a corporate environment. However, working as an Interim Manager can be seen as a full time profession and has many benefits such as choosing where […]
Abraham Maslow famously said in 1966, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
It’s not only the long distance runner who faces loneliness and isolation. According to Kristi Hedges in Forbes “any leader’s isolation has negative ramifications on others. And it’s not just CEOs who experience this kind of loneliness — it’s team managers, entrepreneurs, and community leaders too”.