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Connecting with teams – do they know your purpose?

A stat I quote often is the one from Gallup that tells us that only 13% of people are engaged at work. This means that 87% aren’t engaged. Imagine what this does to your performance, your productivity, and your profit? Think about how much opportunity is being missed....

Connecting with LEGO with Steph Clarke

Steph Clarke is an accountant turned facilitator and team coach and pommy (that’s a Brit living in Australia for the uninitiated) based in Melbourne. We've not actually met yet, but have some very good mutual friends so I feel like we've been friends for AGES! Steph...

Hacking happiness with Penny Locaso

Penny Locaso and I met at the fabulous s p a c e event we attended earlier this year. Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million humans, by 2025, how to future-proof happiness. She advocates fear(less)ness and she definitely...

Introducing… This Connected Life – a new podcast!

I'm thrilled to announce my new podcast, This Connected Life. It was submitted to iTunes today, so while we wait for its approval, here's a sneak peek of what it will be about. As we spend more time with technology, we often forget it’s the human relationship that is...

s p a c e – a time to be

An expression I've heard a few times recently has really resonated: We are human beings, not human doings. It's made me think: where did we start to go so wrong with how we live our lives? As a society, we are always "on". We are always doing things. When was the last...

How can we disconnect to reconnect?

Ten days ago I was in Melbourne getting ready to walk on stage at ConnectingUp's annual conference to deliver the closing keynote. Delegates had spent three days learning how to ‘’Transform” their organisations using technology and best-practice. Despite, or perhaps...

Saying no is not a sign of weakness

I used to be a yes girl. I'd say yes to everything. Volunteering on a committee? Check. Coffee meetings to pick my brain? Check. Travel to your side of town for a meeting even though it inconvenienced me? Check. Every work opportunity whether paid or unpaid? Check. A...

Ten years on Twitter

It's been ten years, 163,346 tweets and 10,341 followers since I joined Twitter. Happy twitter-versary to me! For those of you who still don't "get" Twitter, you are missing out. Twitter isn't about what we ate for breakfast (although there are A LOT of food tweets!)....

Be more human – and when live video goes wrong!

We hear a lot that we need to be more human. This was certainly a theme at Social Media Marketing World when I attended in San Diego last month. Why is being human so important? Well mainly because people do business with people they know, like and trust, and a great...

Connected at work

People do business with people they know, like and trust. And yet, too many leaders forget the most important people they are doing business with are those who make up their workforce. They forget they need to be connected at work. Research by EY, shared in a recent...

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