When I was a Temp

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I often ask friends and colleagues about their part-time jobs during their school and university years. Those experiences, what jobs they did and how they were trained, have in one or another, often led them to where they are today.

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Our active lunch break

Our active lunch break

When a shiny new gym opened at the New York end of Collins Street (that’s near Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station), Angelika Langer-Zindel was one of the first members to join-up. It took another six months for her to recruit a

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I could have been French President…

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Growing up in France, I’ve always been interested in politics, as well as the way people communicate. I’m now an expat, but every day is still a cultural challenge, every meeting a learning experience. As an education specialist, currently working

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Resourcing the new Infrastructure State. A challenge for Victoria?

Resourcing the new Infrastructure State

Victoria – The Infrastructure State. It could be a number plate. The Melbourne Metro Rail project is underway, level crossings are being replaced, plans for ‘sky rail’ continue to cause controversy and an airport train could be back on the

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It’s all about culture

It's all about culture

The future ain’t what it used to be. Continued globalisation, wide-scale disruption, uncertainty, exponential change in technology and a new generation joining the workforce are changing how business does business. To compound the challenge, the organisation we created in the

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Ignore this at your peril!

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Exactly 12 months ago I was diagnosed with cancer. There were a couple of jaw-dropping news items last year, but personally being told you’ve got cancer would be right up there. I’ll spare you the details, suffice to say after

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‘Finish Before You’re Done’

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This summer I heard a great story from Davor Miskulin, a Slade Group ‘alumni’ now working with Burning Glass in Canada, but who visits us regularly when he’s in Australia. At a Toronto saxophone masterclass last year, which Davor attended

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Shower thoughts for the New Year

Shower thoughts

For many of us, we associate showering with waking up in the morning, so it’s no surprise that some of our best ideas fresh in the day are ‘shower thoughts’. I worked for a CEO who regularly called in with

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