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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...

Kindness in business

I've been thinking a lot about kindness lately. And how a small, kind gesture can make such a mammoth difference to someone's life. I really don't understand why kindness isn't valued more, especially from a business perspective. Don't businesses and their...

Sharing your story

People often tell me that my life is an open book. It's not, but I can see why they might say that. I'm fairly unfiltered with what I talk about publicly, but at the same time, I definitely have limits. While I'm really happy to share stories of my personal...

KonMari your negativity and learn to let go

Marie Kondo is the woman many people are talking about right now, as she teaches us how to declutter and get rid of our material possessions that aren't sparking joy. However before we move on to our cluttered homes, a lot of us need to look at our emotions and the...

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