Bankers aren’t all bad.

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“All businesses experience growth,” says Cindy Batchelor, Executive General Manager – NAB Business. “It’s in their nature – at some stage in their life, they must grow to survive.” In the following article by Nigel Bowen, written for NAB Business

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I officially abdicate from the role of Queen of (Lazy) Small Talk

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I’m currently completing a Ross Clennett Program – Leadership Coaching for High Performance (highly recommended, BTW). As part of my homework, I explored some of Ross’s previous blog articles as a little pre-reading. An article that was originally published back

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Motherhood Statements are not on!

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Recently I attended a webinar hosted by international communications experts rogenSi, where they talked about using more persuasive language in our everyday business communications. For me, this could mean meetings with colleagues, interviews with candidates, presenting my services as an

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It’s a 3 step process: Resign with dignity; Goodbyes with self-respect; Start anew with collegial engagement.

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It can be a pretty tough time that business of resigning and changing jobs. We all know it’s typically rated amongst some of the most stressful events in life. Over the years, I have seen countless people go through the

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Degrees for unicorns… where are all the category management experts?

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I’ve been told I’m a “unicorn”. At first I didn’t get it (I actually had to google what it could have meant?). Then as years passed by, I’ve become acutely aware that I’m not a mythical creature, and that people

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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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