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Managing Conflict in the Workplace: How Women Do It?

August 29, 2016 | Fonthip Ward

Workplaces are becoming increasingly more fast-pasted and globalized, which increases the opportunities for professional development, but also increases the likelihood that conflicts will occur within the workplace. Conflicts are difficult challenges women face in the workplace because of how men and women approach conflict situations. But there are constructive ways that conflict can be managed […]



Happy Workers Are Satisfied And More Productive

August 8, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Effective leaders know that creating an environment where teams are happy is not just a nice idea, it is a critical business imperative. One study found that those happiest at work are a staggeringly 47% more productive at work compared with those who are least happiest, and, perhaps more importantly, 180% happier with life in […]



Suffocating Under It All? It’s Time To Start Breathing Again.

June 20, 2016 | Sue Lester

Do you feel like you’re suffocating under all the To Dos?  Perhaps you’re exhausted and frustrated from repeating yourself until you’re blue in the face?  Does it feel a long time since you’ve come up for air?  Our language reflects what is happening at that deeper, unconscious level, in this case your autonomic system which […]



How To Be a World Class Communicator

June 9, 2016 | Vicki Writer

Do you believe you are the person you are today based on all of the experiences you have had throughout your life? This was a question asked of me a number of years ago and it has had a profound impact on my life. After having pondered this simple yet very profound question – I […]



Intrepreneurship – The Secret Weapon to Unlocking Vast Reserves of Energy, Passion (and profit) From Your Staff.

June 1, 2016 | Bernadette Schwerdt

Imagine a world where employees love coming to work, give more of themselves than ever before, stay longer, work harder and generate significant extra revenue for the firm, with no incentives, threats or encouragement to do so? Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It’s called ‘intrepreneurship’ and it’s the buzz word on the […]



Rejuvenate and Empower With Fabulous Feedback

December 10, 2015 | Sally Dooley

At this time of year, Christmas fever sets in and focus starts to wander. Your team can easily slip into cruise mode and lose valuable momentum. Successful leaders notice the shift and proactively seek to lift the energy and focus to keep momentum moving in the right direction. Harnessing the power of feedback is a […]



Why It Is Smart To Outsource Your Marketing

June 11, 2015 | Danielle MacInnis

At one stage as a small business it was possible to do your marketing in-house, much like you might do your bookkeeping and manage staff. Now SMEs are outsourcing their marketing as the landscape has changed. Here are some of the reasons: 1. Marketing has changed dramatically over the past few years and has become […]



Before You Hire a Marketing Consultant – Read This

May 22, 2015 | Danielle MacInnis

When thinking about hiring a marketing expert here are some of things you should consider: 1. Tactical V Strategic Skill-set.  Having a sound understanding of how to implement marketing campaigns is an important tactical skill but this skill can be picked up quickly or outsourced easily. Setting up a sound marketing strategy and an active […]



Bearing Witness

April 30, 2015 | Thomas Downey

“Unfathomable” she declared and quickly composed herself in the opposite chair. It was as if, for a moment, her corporate persona had unravelled. Instantly she commenced recounting the event which had left her bewildered. It seemed her senior had asked her to be an “observer” at a “performance feedback session” of a “challenging” employee. Apparently […]



Parental Leave and Flexible Working Arrangements Changes

April 7, 2014 | Mandy Cann

Online Strategies when working from home

Employees get unpaid parental leave when a new child is born or adopted. Parental leave includes maternity leave (for mums), paternity leave (for dads and partners) and adoption leave as well as other types of special leave. The key changes that were effective from the 1st July 2013 are listed below: Transfer to a safe job […]