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Loneliness at work

Loneliness at work

One of the biggest challenges we face in society today is loneliness.  Even before we were locked down due to coronavirus, loneliness was at epidemic levels, with 1 in 2 Australians saying they are lonely at least once a week. Feeling disconnected and lonely has the...

Eating together at work with Sharon Natoli

Eating together at work with Sharon Natoli

Sharon Natoli is an optimist who believes in the power of food to connect humanity to a better future. She speaks and writes about building human connection through the humble, yet surprisingly powerful, act of eating together. An Accredited Practising Dietitian who...

The Truth about Ageing with Rose Herceg

The Truth about Ageing with Rose Herceg

This week's guest, Rose Herceg, is the Chief Strategy Officer at WPP Australia & New Zealand and one of Australia’s most respected social forecasters. Rose’s first business, Pophouse launched in 1998, became known as Australia’s best-regarded company for...

What does it mean to connect authentically?

What does it mean to connect authentically?

Brené Brown tells us that "authenticity is a collection of choices we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” But how often do we truly do this? When we are authentic we...

Managing your money with John Barton

Managing your money with John Barton

   John Barton is the CEO of MGD, a Brisbane based wealth management company. What struck me when we first met many years ago, was his generosity in sharing his knowledge and his time. He's driven by an absolute focus on values, quality, teamwork and corporate...

How do you ask, listen and observe?

How do you ask, listen and observe?

It’s been an interesting week with the government announcing the lifting of some of the COVID-19 restrictions. I have to admit, I’m a little anxious about it all, but I am looking forward to being able to see a few more family and friends.  In this podcast episode, I...

How well do you listen?

How well do you listen?

In my recent post Are you asking the right questions?, I explored different types of questions, how to ask personal questions, and why we need to ask them. Today I want to share some thoughts on listening.     Management consultant and educator Peter Drucker...

People stuff with Zoë Routh

People stuff with Zoë Routh

 I feel like I say this ALL THE TIME, but I loved this conversation with Zoë Routh. We met about three years ago when I joined Thought Leaders Business School, and I liked her immediately! We have loads of things in common – a love of food and travel, pet chickens,...

Managing your energy

Managing your energy

    Are we all sick of Zoom yet? I've been averaging about 20 hours a week on Zoom, and last week was closer to 30 as I was completing an online course for four days. Let me tell you, it's been an energy KILLER. Which is fitting as this post is about...

Are you asking the right questions?

Are you asking the right questions?

Asking questions can stimulate ideas, solve problems, develop trust and build your relationship with your team, even when working remotely. In this blog, I share my thoughts on the kinds of questions we should be asking to show support for our team members and how we...

4 pillars of communication that connects

4 pillars of communication that connects

One of the things I’ve noticed over the last few weeks is that some organisations are very aware of what their people (staff, stakeholders, suppliers and customers/clients) are going through and some are most definitely not. In times of uncertainty, it’s more...

Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox and I met in May 2019 at the space series event and immediately bonded. Previously a global CEO, COO and currently a non-executive director, Michelle has owned, founded and headed up many companies in her twenty-five years in the corporate world. An elite...

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