Category Archives: Blog

Degree or Experience – What’s more important to you?



Article by Scott Timmins Something has dogged me for years and I am not sure what the answer is. So rather that continue to mull over it I thought I would ask our network of professional for their advice? Recently … READ MORE


How BIG is your chair?



Status in the animal kingdom is usually an expression of power or dominance, it’s a ‘pecking order’ and it’s generally fairly static. The dominant matriarch in lion society is number one in the pride and she stays that way until … READ MORE


Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill – Why we go there



“I have called you all in to let you know that I have just met with the senior directors of the company. They have informed me that there are going to be some big changes coming up. I don’t know … READ MORE


What Do You Do When You’ve Been Institutionalised



If you have ever found yourself at a cross road in life, having to change the way you view the world and how you interacted with it, then you will appreciate how difficult it is to de-institutionalise yourself when facing … READ MORE


Luxury coach driver! – Confessions from an executive coach



How many times have you been talking to a friend and one of you has felt a spring release in your mind. The next words spoken may be something along the lines of, “Why didn’t I think of that?” or … READ MORE


“The times they are a changing”



My experience with change is probably no different than anyone else. Some change initiatives have achieved success, however more often than not many have had a profound negative impact on employees, customers and the company’s brand for years. When I … READ MORE


Working with a Narcissist – Part 1



Having spent time working abroad in different countries, in the big cities as well as small rural towns like Oakey, Albury and Wagga Wagga. My memories of these locations have all been shaped by the diverse people I have worked … READ MORE


Building New Habits



Article by Dean Tuckey In 1960 psychologists Walter Mischel and Ebbe Ebbesen of Stanford University conducted an experiment that would go on to be replicated many times over. The experiment focussed on delayed gratification and was aimed at understanding at … READ MORE


How a Motorbike Saved My Life



My heart was racing, I had a shortness of breath and it took all my strength to remain still and calm. How had I arrived in this situation, saturated with sweat and my stomach tied in knots. I found myself … READ MORE


My Boss Once Instructed Me to Clean Human Excrement Off a Wall and Made Me Like Him for It



By Brian Kneipp That happened over 40 years ago now but I remember it vividly and probably not for the reasons that you’d expect dear reader. I remember because it taught me a fundamental truth about the nature of work … READ MORE