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Managing Conflict in the Workplace: How Women Do It?

August 29, 2016 | Fonthip Ward

Discover how to deal with bullying and workplace conflicts in a more productive way.

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 […]



More Ideas Is Not The Solution

August 22, 2016 | Sue Lester

Good ideas will never help to grow your business if you don't actually implement any of them.

What if you already have what you need?  That secret to success has already appeared, but you missed it? The ironic thing about overwhelm from too much information, too many good ideas, is that it can result in the opposite – no ideas and feeling stuck.  So when you or your business is feeling sluggish […]



Why The ‘Work Anywhere’ Movement is a Pain in the Neck?

July 12, 2016 | Jo Cordell-Cooper

woman holding her sore neck

I’ve been working in the fitness industry for many years now and I have seen a worsening in neck and shoulder muscle health.  Could it be all the portable hand held devices that are making us look down far more than we used to?    The head is heavy – it is designed to sit on […]



How Do You Deal With a Chatterbox?

July 1, 2016 | Kylie Warry

Playful communicators

Have you ever had to deal with a Chatterbox?  Someone who loves to talk, tell stories and uses many more words than necessary?  They are lovely but if you are short on time it can be tricky. Last time we spoke about Powerful Communicators, today we will talk about ‘Playful and Influencing’ communicators. The Playful  communicator is […]



Are You Trying to Deal With a Powerful Communicator?

June 7, 2016 | Kylie Warry

Here's how to play ball with a powerful and direct communicator.

Have you ever had to work with a Tyrant? Someone who is so overpowering they just push everyone else aside?  If you have ever worked with this style you would know it!  They don’t mean to be like they are – to them it is normal. Based on my Communication DNA model these are what […]



Learning’s From The 7 Eleven Franchise Scandal

May 10, 2016 | Simone Pentis

Dr John's Tips

The convenience chain 7-Eleven franchisee employee wage scandal arguably rocked the franchising industry when it was brought to light and continues to have material implications on the franchising industry. As a result of the media investigation that very publicly brought to light that numerous Australian franchisees within the 7-Eleven chain were underpaying their workers, members […]



Are You Programming Yourself For What You Want…or Don’t Want?

February 11, 2016 | Sue Lester

Team Member Pretense

Whether you are aware of it or not, every moment of every day, with every thought and feeling you have, you are programming yourself.  Consider for a moment what you’ve been thinking or feeling about already today… whatever you were focussing on is on it’s way. (‘Oops!’ or ‘Yay!’ ?) So were you focussed on […]



Women in Branding: Where Are They?

August 19, 2015 | Emelye Lovell

Women need different financial advice from the male-dominated financial world.

At a recent branding and advertising industry conference, I watched on as four heads of creative agencies spoke on the topic, ‘What Does the Modern Agency Look Like?’ Whilst their answers varied, one answer spoke volumes: they were all men. When a brazen female audience member pointed out this embarrassingly obvious fact, they squirmed, each […]



Franchisor’s Time For a Check Up: The New Franchise Code 5 Months In

May 26, 2015 | Simone Pentis

Good Faith

2015 has been a big year for those operating within the franchising industry, most especially Franchisors. As of 1 January 2015, the franchising industry faced the repeal of the pre-existing Franchise Code of Conduct with the introduction of a new Franchising Code of Conduct (“New Code”). Furthermore, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code-Penalties) Act […]



Bearing Witness

April 30, 2015 | Thomas Downey

Bear witness

“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 […]