Overwhelmed? Gratitude as a business strategy.

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Running your own business can be challenging and life itself can be overwhelming. I’ve said it here before. Last week I was named in the Top 50 Small Business Leaders of Australia by Inside Small Business magazine. It was an absolute

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And just like that, I’m off to a new team!

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In November I’m taking on a new role with the Carlton Football Club as a full time coach in an elite sporting environment. I’ll be going from working as a corporate recruiter to working with elite sportsmen and women. It

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Challenging questions about change

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl Have you ever wondered why the subject of change can provoke strong emotions? Back in the fixed-line age of last

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A homecoming with fresh eyes

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We’ve written about the benefits of Boomerang Hires, but what’s it really like to leave a company and return again a couple of years later? Two years ago I left Slade Group to see what life was like on the

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From Temporary to Team Leader

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Many moons ago I walked through the doors of Slade Group to register as a temporary candidate. I had just come off a self-imposed two month work break and I was finally done with lounging in pyjamas and drinking wine

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Would you get up early on a Sunday to see a house you couldn’t buy?

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Like many real estate obsessed Australians, I’m fascinated by other people’s property, but I’m also passionate about good design. So while the opportunity for a lie in on the weekend is always appealing, I’ve been waiting some time for a

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A view from Berlin

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As a detox for work addiction, in late 2016 my wife suggested it was time we took a sabbatical. And now in September 2017 that rhetoric is well and truly a reality. Like many business owners and leaders, it’s taken

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Thinking of asking for part-time hours? Read this first!

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Having spent the last eight years working three days per week, I have firsthand experience of the benefits of part-time working arrangements, particularly when raising three young children. Those pesky medical, tradesperson and personal appointments can be slotted into my

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