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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‘Fame fades but influence leaves an indelible mark… that outlives those who influence.’

Influence is far better than fame

Have you ever stopped to think how much influence you have? Recently, I was honoured to be named in the Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia. It was humbling because I first arrived with a backpack, $200 and

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6 blogging brainstorming ideas

Brainstorming ideas

Recently my colleague said she wanted to write a blog, but she had no ideas for a topic, how she would structure her thoughts and where to even start? Blogging gets people talking. When we write about what interests us

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Motivation: more insight, less ra-ra

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Motivation is a fickle thing. It’s a fleeting, ever wavering state of mind that is constantly preached about at work or in our personal lives. This age old question has been heavily debated and the theories abound, so how do

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The year of the long shot

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2016 has been a year that turned the tables on all of the favourites. In sport we saw outside wins by the Western Bulldogs, the Cronulla Sharks, Leicester City and the Chicago Cubs. Ireland defeated the All Blacks. In hockey,

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‘Trump’s wall’ can’t stop talent fleeing the US

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At 6:41pm Eastern Australian time on Wednesday 9 November, within half an hour of the calling of the US Presidential election result, in came an email with a request to chat from a very highly regarded Assistant Professor at a

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