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  •  “It’s your fault that I forgot, because you didn’t remind me.” —Anonymous Is there someone you interact with who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Someone who is friendly one day but sulks and withdraws the next? Or do they......

  • The real competitive advantage in business is one word only, which is “people” ~ Kamil Toume What makes a great leader? Simon Sinek answers this question well: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a......

  • About a third of employees describe themselves as actively engaged in their job. The remainder are either ambivalent about being at work or actively disengaged. Imagine if you had a large capital asset you were only utilising 30% of the time? You would make every......

  • “A company is stronger if bound by love than by fear.” – Herb Kelleher, cofounder of Southwest Airlines Perhaps the two most important emotions relevant to leadership practice are fear and love. Coupling the word “love” with leadership can feel uncomfortable, even creepy. Stepping in......

  • In the happy haze of midnight partying on New Year’s Eve, many of us are tempted to make resolutions to change our lives. All things are possible in 2019! The beginning of a new year offers something we crave. A fresh start, hope, a sense......

  • Christmas. ‘Tis the season for some of us to be stressed and exhausted!  Shopping for presents, perhaps planning child-care for school holidays, financial stresses and family tensions in the lead-up to Christmas can be overwhelming and stressful.  We have put together 10 tips to help......

  • Back 25 years ago, I was sitting in an MBA lecture on organisational behaviour. The professor asked “What is business?”. A fellow student responded “Men, money and machines.” Much laughter, not so much from the professor. A core text in the MBA was Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” and......

  • We all know exercise is good for our bodies. How good? Well for starters it reduces your risk of heart attack; manages your weight; lowers blood cholesterol; reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers; lowers blood pressure; strengthens bones, muscles and joints and lowers risk of developing osteoporosis. There’s more to exercise though......

  • LSP, or LEGO Serious Play, is big business. There are books, workshops, websites and accreditation courses. Whilst there is part of me that admires LEGO’s marketing brilliance, securing a new adult niche for its colourful play blocks, the majority of me is overwhelmingly depressed by this latest......

  • Today is “R U OK?” Day. As a society, we have come a long way in the past decade in de-stigmatising mental health difficulties. The “R U OK?” campaign has successfully encouraged us to ask the question if we see changes in colleagues or friends that......

  • “Burnout is the index of the dislocation between what people are and what they have to do. It represents an erosion in value, dignity, spirit, and will – an erosion of the human soul. It is a malady that spreads gradually and continuously over time,......

  • Terminator: Why do you cry? John Connor: You mean people? Terminator: Yes. John Connor: I don’t know. We just cry. You know. When it hurts. Terminator: Pain causes it? John Connor: Uh-uh, no, it’s different . . . It’s when there’s nothing wrong with you, but you hurt anyways. You get......

  • Fear. One of our most important instincts. All of us are alive today because our ancestors were really good at predicting and reacting to threat. The ability to detect threat in our environments has served us well over the millennia, enabling us to pass on our genes. This is......

  • “You cannot delegate culture change. The culture is not “out there ” somewhere; it is in you — in your gut, your heart, and your mind. You can no more have someone else change the culture for you than you can have someone else change your......

  • “It often means looking your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategising. It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others. It is living a way......

  • “There are three “musts” that hold us back. I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.” ~ Unknown. Self-improvement is impossible without self-awareness. Self-awareness (sometimes referred to as self-knowledge or introspection) is about understanding your own needs, desires, limitations,......

  • “There are two kinds of speakers in the world. Those who are nervous, and those who are liars.” Mark Twain Glossophobia, or speech anxiety, is one of our most common fears. In fact, research suggests that public speaking is the number one fear in Australia. The......

  • “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportions to my expectations.” ~ Anonymous Expectations are the strong belief that something will happen or be the case. More than anything else, our expectations determine our reality. And our expectations also impact those......

  • The field of Positive Psychology is gaining more and more traction across diverse industries and organisations. What is it and is it really all that it is cracked up to be, the answer to the age old human dilemma of how to be happy? Don’t we all......

  • Wednesday 23rd November 2016 ‘Reducing Workplace Trauma & Burnout’ workshop is an investment in your professional well-being and resilience because you matter as much as your clients. – Sam   Are you a First Responder? Does Your Work Involve Helping Others? Do You Hear/See/Read Traumatic......

  • What is the one thing we all want more of?  Money? Sex? I would suggest the answer is time. Time is our most precious resource.  We cannot save it up, cannot slow it down or rewind it.  How we expend our most precious resource should......

  • Your thoughts are racing but not complete and are filled with bad future scenarios.  Your email inbox is full and unread, the car needs a service, the kids won’t eat the dinner you cooked, your partner is working late, you are getting a cold and......

  • I now refuse to deliver “Work:Life balance” seminars as I just can’t buy into it anymore.  “Work:Life” balance is a seductive and dangerous myth and I think the term needs to be replaced.  It is the Holy Grail of our times and equally as elusive. ......