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30 08, 2017

Adopting a growth mindset can help you to achieve more

By | 2017-09-24T12:07:28+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Our mindset can have a huge influence on how we approach and deal with the challenges that life can throw at us. It's the lens through which we view the world and it reflects our beliefs about our capabilities, limitations and what we might be able to achieve. Dr, Carol Dweck is a professor of [...]

26 06, 2017

So you’ve attended a management course – now what?

By | 2017-08-30T21:57:57+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Gains in knowledge do not always translate into new actions So, you've attended a short management course and you've come away with some ideas and personal insights that you feel confident can help to make you a better leader in your workplace. Hey, that's great ..... But don't kid yourself - making some sustainable changes to [...]

29 09, 2016

The Price of Leadership – are you willing to pay?

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:54+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Not everyone wants to be a leader. This is just as well, because not everyone is capable of being a leader. This may seem a provocative statement to those of you who believe that we all have leadership potential within us. Well, maybe that’s true – however there is always a cost associated with converting [...]

5 09, 2016

Improving Email Productivity – An expert shares some tips

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Gaining control of email overload The onslaught of email is a problem that many people in today's workplace struggle with .... And yet it is surprising that  there are many companies that actually neglect to train their people in how to manage and organise the flood of emails they receive. Studies have been conducted which have confirmed that [...]

17 08, 2016

Leadership Capabilities for the Australian Workplace

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with Victor Perton, who served with distinction in the Victorian  parliament for almost two decades, served as Chairman of various parliamentary Committees and also represented the Victorian Government overseas as a Commissioner for the Americas. Victor remains extremely active in promoting Australian Leadership and is a regular blogger on [...]

28 05, 2016

The lies we tell ourselves that poison the life we lead

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The truth isn't out there, Scully OK, forgive the reference to X-Files - but maybe now I have your attention ...... My point is going to be that the truth is within you. Unfortunately many of us spend so much time searching for answers outside - that we neglect what is going on deep within us. And [...]

23 03, 2016

Workplace bullying in Australia and performance management

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Workplace bullying in Australia The last ten years has seen a growing awareness of the unfortunate reality of bullying and the devastating and damaging effects it can have upon individuals.  In the same way that schools have had to accept responsibility to address bullying in the school yard, so too have employers around Australia had [...]

9 10, 2015

Common Mistakes Made by New Managers – avoid these career killers

By | 2017-08-09T07:15:22+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Hey congratulations on your promotion if you're a new manager. The step you're taking is one of the most significant transitions that you will make in the course of your career -  moving from performing an operational, doing role and stepping into the leadership role.. Chances are that you've been recognised because you've displayed solid technical [...]

10 09, 2015

Helping People to Change – the use of motivational interviewing

By | 2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

If you're in any type of counselling or life-coaching role where you're trying to bring about change in people, then you've probably heard of a technique referred to as "motivational interviewing"....... But in case you're not familiar with the method, it's an approach based upon helping another person (your client) become more connected with their own reasons [...]