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Welcoming Strangers into Your Home for Business

June 6, 2017 | Guest Blogger

The thought of starting a business can be overwhelming. Aside from all  paperwork to fill up, you must also take into consideration that you should invest not just in people but in a convenient workplace as well. People have started opening their doors to strangers in exchange for services. Whether they provide home care services […]



Introducing Technology in the Workplace

June 1, 2017 | Guest Blogger

In this day and age, technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, from the way we communicate, to the way we entertain ourselves. We are all very reliant on technology so it comes as no surprise that it has seeped its way into our workplace as well. Technology plays an important role […]



Franchisee Employee Matters – Matter!

February 14, 2017 | Simone Pentis

Last year we provided an update regarding the issues the 7-Eleven franchise network’s suffered as a result of the failures of a number of its franchisee’s meeting their employer obligations. These issues have been an ongoing saga for the network, where following the Fair Work Ombudsman’s further investigations, the Fair Work Ombudsman has now published […]



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 […]



More Ideas Is Not The Solution

August 22, 2016 | Sue Lester

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

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

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

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

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 […]