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

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Courage

  In these times of constant pressure and uncertainty, a confident form of leadership is vital to cultivate audacity in order to be effective. Like many, one can be easily tempted to give up or give in when situations get rough or frustrating. Times like these call for an audacious and confident leader to step … Read more

What is your proudest achievement in 2018?

Being proud of your achievements, however small is something we should be sharing with those near and far. As we continually struggle to make a difference in how and what we do, take a moment to reflect on the small things that you do that make a big difference in the lives of others. Celebrate … Read more

Busting the myth on being busy before Christmas

We’re always busy. Chronically busy, super busy and stupid busy. If we weren’t, we’d be considered lazy, obsolete or simply not ‘in business’. In fact, there no longer exists a time our calendar tells us we’re un-busy. And given we’re smack in the middle of ‘the silly season’, everyone’s already bemoaning the fact they’re ‘flat … Read more

Why instant gratification is a dangerous addiction

Confucius said we learn wisdom in three ways – by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. In this instant age there’s a tendency to go straight to experience, bypassing reflection and imitation which is perceived ‘perfect’, like the perfect selfie, dress, look or … Read more

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