7 Sins of Online Presenting – It’s time to raise the bar

7 Sins of Online Presenting – It’s time to raise the bar

Over the last few weeks, in response to the Corona Virus, we have seen an unprecedented surge of online meetings and presentations. For some organisations the availability of technology has been a lifesaver or business saver and for others it has created a new playground for wasted time, unproductive meetings and risky brand strategy. For […]

What is Motivational Interviewing?

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is on the rise globally and in Australia, especially in our capital cities- as many of our modern day occupations involve supporting and helping people to change- including healthcare, sports-coaching, social work, counselling, drugs and alcohol work and many others. It sounds rather glib: motivational interviewing- a bit like motivational speaking (I’m sorry […]

Motivational Interviewing and Motivation for Getting Through This

Motivational Interviewing and Motivation for Getting Through This

Like other areas of the community- it is time for us to focus on crisis management. We probably, nearly all, have loved ones who are in the most vulnerable risk group for Covid-19 and we all want to help. Many people are sensibly focusing on what can be done rather than what can’t. Ironically this […]

Culture, Racism and ‘The Virus’

Culture, Racism and ‘The Virus’

How to Culturally Adapt as a Leader   Covid-19 is draining the colour from India’s spring festivities. Australia’s older vulnerable people fear being trampled shopping for food. Chinese students are wondering if they’ll ever complete their studies around the world. The cruise industries’ bottom line is taking a dive. The virus does not choose between […]

Self and Safety Leadership in the Times of COVID-19

Self and Safety Leadership in the Times of COVID-19

The role of a leader is challenging and lonely at the best of times, however during times of crisis the challenge amplifies as does the sense of isolation. Where do leaders turn to for support in times of crisis? We have a few options available; we can look back to history and see how others […]

10 Practical Steps to Maintain Cyber Security in a Crisis

10 Practical Steps to Maintain Cyber Security in a Crisis

Offices are closing their doors and where possible staff are being asked to work from home creating what will be a paradigm shift. While we know the technologies exist to support this, it opens up a new wave of risks for both businesses and individuals to consider. Before anyone had heard of Covid-19 or the […]

Thinking Strategically for Financial Survival

Thinking Strategically for Financial Survival

COVID-19 has and is unimaginably changing life and the world as we know it.  Everything that we have come to accept as normal in our personal and business lives has been turned upside down.  The uncertainty has created overwhelming fear, panic, hysteria and anxiety.  Many have already lost their jobs with a lot more losses […]

Six Ways to Prepare for an Online Presentation

Six Ways to Prepare for an Online Presentation

I was preparing for two presentations recently. The first was for a group of three in which we discussed a presentation that they were to deliver to a prospective client. The second was to a group of at least 40 who were to listen to me speak about what I am doing to stay relevant […]

How to Avoid Conflict in Times of High Stress?

How to Avoid Conflict in Times of High Stress?

Everyone is trying to come to terms with the fact that life as we know it is changing fast and it is changing on a daily basis. New information is coming out about COVID-19 all the time and nobody really knows what the near future is going to look like. This comes with uncertainty and […]

Showcasing your Customer Experience in Challenging Times

Showcasing your Customer Experience in Challenging Times

Right now, we are living in a chaotic and uncertain world. As we’ve seen in the media and perhaps even personally, times like this bring out the worst in people. We have all witnessed the behaviours of customers in supermarkets and other shops where people are stripping the shelves bare. People are panicking! Some clients […]

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