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Neglecting Old Relationships is Wasting Time and Money

Neglecting Old Relationships is Wasting Time and Money

How many times have old relationships passed you by? How many perfectly good peer or client contacts been allowed to “expire” through neglect as you say to yourself “I just don’t have time?” and chase only the hot targets; or self ...

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Half of Young Professionals Value Facebook Access, Smartphone Options over Salary: Report

Half of Young Professionals Value Facebook Access, Smartphone Options over Salary: Report

For a whole new generation of tech-savvy young professionals, having access to social media or the right Smartphone in the workplace is at times more important than earning a higher salary. For businesses, that means adapting to this change in ...

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Are you Penny wise and pound foolish with employees?

Are you Penny wise and pound foolish with employees?

We all know the importance of having good staff and retaining good staff and by now. We should also know what motivates individuals to stay at our organisation, Great working conditions, attractive culture, interesting and challenging projects, recognition and reward ...

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Steve Jobs parting wisdom

Steve Jobs parting wisdom

With Steve Jobs recently stepping down from Apple. In his honour, here are some pearls of wisdom from a very successful man.

On Innovation

“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with ...

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Can unemployment figures be misleading?

Can unemployment figures be misleading?

Australian unemployment levels have risen again for
the second month in a row. The baffling thing is that when we breakdown the figures the largest rises are in Queensland (0.9%) and Western Australia (0.4%), these are the two mining resource states ...

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Stressed? Get moving!

Stressed? Get moving!

One way to take control of the stress in your life is through physical activity. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.

You know that exercise does your body good, but you’re too busy and ...

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Is your mission statement working?

Is your mission statement working?

Who among us among us has not had the horrible experience of a corporate offsite to build teamwork and to craft a mission statement?

The offsite usually went like this:

Day 1: Teambuilding. Selection of cross-functional teams so that, God help us, engineering ...

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Cashed Up Bogan

Cashed Up Bogan

Another financial year over and it seems as though the mining resource sector is once again propping up Australia.  Most of the businesses that have enjoyed success over the past year have been in some way connected to the resource sector.

One ...

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Has the concept of dressing appropriately for job interviews been lost?

Has the concept of dressing appropriately for job interviews been lost?

The candidate has mastered the application, cover letter, and resume and now they have landed an interview. As much as credentials, education, and intelligent communication skills matter – you could be doomed if you make a negative first impression. Now ...

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Give your co-workers a nudge

Give your co-workers a nudge

I trust everyone is extremely busy and we have almost forgotten what that acronym GFC even means anymore. It’s quite refreshing that most businesses have returned to normality and unemployment has returned to low levels once again.

If you ever wonder ...

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The fork in the road

The fork in the road

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a client of mine and now good friend Mark, we were both in Singapore and the setting was an unusual one, it was the recovery tent at the recent Singapore 70.3 triathlon, ...

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Are your staff on facebook all day? Should Facebook be banned in workplaces?

Are your staff on facebook all day? Should Facebook be banned in workplaces?

It is widely believed that Facebook could be responsible for a loss of $5 billion to businesses, as productive work hours turn into time spent updating profiles and connecting with friends and colleagues across the globe. In many companies across ...

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What is your “Worth” to employers?

What is your “Worth” to employers?

There are certain employees who are worth their weight in gold, and there are others who should be shown the door. Which are you? The more cherished employee, of course, reflects a higher value to the employer. The latter of ...

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Finding the devil’s Advocate in your Company

Finding the devil’s Advocate in your Company

Don’t you sometimes just want someone to give it to you straight? The search for truth is often problematic especially at GM level and the search for good feedback can be just as vexing. There is as much an art to ...

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The Smoking Break? Yes or No?

The Smoking Break? Yes or No?

There is a push on in some industries to ban smoking breaks. Some might say it’s a good idea – good for productivity and good for people’s health. But others might say it’s heavy handed. After all, if people are ...

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