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WNA Blog Home » Productivity Articles

Want Your Business to Thrive? Rediscover Your Spirit of Adventure.

February 21, 2017 | Sue Lester

You may be thinking, “I don’t have TIME for adventure! Who’ll do all the work while I swan off to the Himalayas?”  Or perhaps even the mere idea of “adventure” is exhausting?  The thing is, adventure comes in many forms, and it’s exactly what you need to get over the relentless grind and stress. The […]



I Don’t Have Time To Publish a Book!

February 20, 2017 | Dyan Burgess

The key to any new project is to prioritise its importance. There are times in our lives when we really don’t have time to take on a new project. If this is the case for you right now, it’s probably best to put your book on hold. However, if you’re really keen to get your […]



When That Standing Desk Isn’t The Solution

February 13, 2017 | Jo Cordell-Cooper

I’ve heard such great things about standing desks and how they aid productivity and physical health (in particular posture).  We know we are not meant to sit all day so standing must be a much better option.  So I lashed out and bought a standing desk and placed it in a new work space I’d […]



The Year Ahead….and a Year in Review

January 26, 2017 | Dianna Jacobsen

January. The time of year when many of us set our goals for the year….and berate ourselves over what we did not accomplish the previous year. Whilst goal-setting is a good thing, it is important not to later use it as a means of reflecting on what you failed at, on what you didn’t achieve. Many […]



Why Leaders Need To Be Optimists

January 24, 2017 | Sally Dooley

While I am certainly not advocating leaders adopt a ‘Pollyanna’ approach that ignores reality, the research shows there is a strong connection between optimism and performance. Optimistic leaders not only experience improved performance themselves, but their own optimism also positively influences the optimism of those they lead. Optimism and pessimism refer to the way you […]



Workplace Wellness: Why Happy Workers Are Productive workers

January 20, 2017 | Fonthip Ward

All employers want to make their workplace more productive, although for many it can be hard to determine what they can do, easily, to promote productivity. As it turns out, making sure your employees are happy goes hand in hand with solving this problem, as studies have shown that happiness provides a very tangible increase […]



Reduce Speed Now – What’s Around You?

November 21, 2016 | David Solomon

This was the flashing road sign that I saw on my way to a meeting one morning. I spontaneously laughed out loud. You see, I was crawling along in a traffic jam and really couldn’t have been going any slower unless I was stopped. I’ve always avoided peak hour traffic as much as I possibly […]



Repeat after me: “I Give Myself Permission……..”

November 7, 2016 | Dianna Jacobsen

As business owners, we often tend to be driven and passionate about what we do, and we generally have a ‘to-do’ list a mile long at any given time, right? It is easy to fall into the workaholic trap, working into the evenings and on the weekends, either because there is a seemingly-endless list of […]



Need More Clients? Take Ten!

September 28, 2016 | Sigrid de Kaste

The art of getting new business is no mystery, in fact it’s so simple we miss the forest for the trees.  Here are 10 tips to remind you how to build your client base: 1. Get New Business From Old.   Ask existing clients for more business before you try warming up a cold lead.  Ask […]



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 […]