What are our politicians really fighting for?

Right now, it’s a fight for male dominance rather than ‘may the best man win’. Australia is one of the strongest and safest countries in the world, yet our politicians are playing out their fight like two caged chooks. Shorten is fighting with his endless shoulder shrugs, half laughs, eye brow lifts and eye rolls. … Read more

Why women hate politics

Women hate politics not because of the policies or the long working hours and not because of the demands on them or their families. Women hate politics because the toxic behaviours that have become the norm are as appealing as last week’s fish market. I wonder if we had two women going head to head … Read more

The Integrity Factor: How we recover from failed trust

As the Royal Commission is uncovering the devastating truths behind past indiscretions and dishonest practices, many people are reeling in shock at the extent of the damage, hurt and cost of the unconscionable behaviours and actions. Once the findings are in the public domain, the culprits are punished and new systems are enforced we  trust … Read more

How career conversations can catapult your business!

Career Conversations are the sweet spot where current roles and future careers intersect. They are a forum where ambitious goals as well as technical expertise can be discussed in honest and constructive ways and allow people to align their aspirations with their organisations strategy and plans for growth. The best conversations happen when both manager … Read more

Gender neutral makes for perfect balance

While some countries celebrate International Women’s Day with a public holiday, others may simply ignore it, or give it politically correct lip service. Same for organisations. Some have big events and spend big money. Others just reiterate key themes – this year’s being “#BetterforBalance”. Nice in theory – but sadly, less in practice. Some women … Read more

What have we learnt from the Banking Royal Commission?

As the Banking Royal Commission uncovers the devastating truths behind past indiscretions and dishonest practices, many people are reeling in shock at the extent of the damage, hurt and cost of the unconscionable behaviours and actions. Once the findings are in the public domain, the culprits are punished and new systems are enforced, we trust … Read more

So, what business are you in?

One of the most common questions asked at gatherings or events is; So, what do you do? Typical answers are; I’m an accountant, a lawyer, a brickie or baker. As a result, we hear; Oh yeah? Nice – How’s business? And that’s pretty much the end of it as we go on to sport and … Read more

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Care

Being a leader also means carrying the responsibility to direct your followers to success. To relate, engage, and maintain good rapport with them requires a leader with audacity and the right amount of care. Leading with care is being mindful of people’s needs. The ability to give encouragement and enhance confidence can create a positive … Read more

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Conviction

Leaders with conviction are incredibly valuable in our society, but why is it that they seem to be dwindling in number? Unfortunately, our brains are wired to be afraid of uncertainty and as uncertainty increases, we become anxious, we panic, and we falter in our beliefs. This part of our instinct for self-preservation is something … Read more

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