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Do you communicate with respect and professionalism?

Do you communicate with respect and professionalism?

I’m listening to a couple of businessmen chatting and one of them has remarked “I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to communicate with respect and professionalism”. I frequently think the same! When I was a child and had a tanty because I didn’t get my own way,...

Getting to know your audience

Getting to know your audience

Richard Branson says communication is the most important skill a leader can have.  I’ll go one step further and say it’s the most important skill a human can have. Communication encompasses so much more than merely telling people what you want them to hear.  It’s also...

How much time are you spending outside?

How much time are you spending outside?

One of the things I’ve noticed during Covid is that I’m appreciating spending time outside a whole lot more than I ever used to. As a child my happy place was the bench seat in our living room where I could usually be found curled up with a good book. I still love a...

Facilitation with Leanne Hughes

Facilitation with Leanne Hughes

Leanne Hughes is an international facilitator, speaker and coach who loves creating unpredictable workshop experiences, that predictably work. She combines her experience in marketing with her education in human resources and psychology, to help leaders create...

Reducing my reliance on my phone

Reducing my reliance on my phone

In my last blog I wrote about Jumanji and how it’s full of life lessons. This week I’m continuing with my Jumanji love! #nospoilers Shortly after arriving in the jungle, Professor Shelley Oberon (played by Jack Black in what I think is his BEST ROLE EVER) says: “I...

Tech girls are superheroes with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM

Tech girls are superheroes with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM

 Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM, is the Founder and CEO of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and the CEO of Adroit Research. She is a futurist with international recognition for her advocacy and leadership, her research, and her university teaching through which she has...

What I learned by puppy-sitting

What I learned by puppy-sitting

Over the weekend I puppy-sat Max, my brother’s beautiful 18-month-old labradoodle. He had asked before and I’d declined for two main reasons – I know nothing about dogs and I’m allergic to a long list of animals. This time when he asked, I agreed before I realised...

Why leaders should have social media

Why leaders should have social media

Are you also glued to Twitter each day for the commentary around Victorian Premier Dan Andrews daily media conference?  It’s events like COVID – and the Premier’s daily briefing – when social media channels such as Twitter come into their own. It provides an...

Connecting in court with John Cahill

Connecting in court with John Cahill

John Cahill is a barrister from Brisbane. He works primarily in the areas of criminal law, family law and regulatory law.  Prior to going to the Bar, he worked as a solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Sydney, for the state government in child protection and...

Why you should rest your brain during the day

Why you should rest your brain during the day

When I first started working from home about 14 years ago, I promised myself I would take a proper lunch break every day. Which means one of my favourite daily habits quickly became sitting on the couch while having lunch with Oprah, and after a few years, with...

Talking tech with Dr Catherine Ball

Talking tech with Dr Catherine Ball

Associate Professor Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director and charity patron working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and...

Communication as we progress through COVID

Communication as we progress through COVID

As many of us start to return to traditional ways of working and, in some cases, reopen for business (lots of love if you’re in Victoria and heading back into lockdown), it’s critical that we communicate and connect in a way that genuinely engages our employees and...

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