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Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Leaders are spinning in many directions as the world of work appears to have lifted off its axis and everyone is trying to find handles to hang onto. Teams of people are having to work from home and are needing leaders who can support them in different ways. The leaders of today realise they’re struggling […]

3 Tips to Re-Designing Services in Turbulent Times

3 Tips to Re-Designing Services in Turbulent Times

If your chasing sustainability and growth in this rapidly changing environment, then focusing on the needs of your customers is the most certain way to get there.    Now is the perfect time to think about your customers and refine what and how you are offering your products or services. With people’s routines in upheaval and new needs […]

Financial Risks in a COVID-19 World

Financial Risks in a COVID-19 World

The business world has changed dramatically and perhaps forever as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Even with the various financial incentives available in the government’s stimulus package, survival has become the primary focus. ASIC have identified the top five reasons businesses fail – the first being a poor strategy, the other four all relate […]

10 Tips to Help You Stay Calm in Tough Times

10 Tips to Help You Stay Calm in Tough Times

It goes without saying that a great number of people are stressed and anxious in the current global climate; anxious about their lives, anxious about their loved ones, anxious about their livelihoods, anxious about their larders, anxious about their leaders…the list goes on. Crises cause stress and stress causes mistakes, so this begs the question…how […]

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 […]

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