Are you rowing in the right direction?

By Felicity Neil | Oct 8, 2018

I would like for you to think of your company as a canoe of 10 people, each with their own paddle. If the entire team is paddling in the same direction at the same rate, then success is just over the horizon. What happens if only 2 people are paddling in the right direction, 6…

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NQ Skills Shortage….. or not?

By tphcmanager | Sep 17, 2018

We are often asked for information in relation to perceived current or future Skills Shortages.  How can there be talk of Skills Shortages in North Queensland in September 2018 when the Unemployment rate is 9.5%? Our preference is to reference ‘a tightening in labour supply’, rather than a broad Skills Shortages statement, particularly when many…

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I Broke My Rubber Band and It Hurt

By Felicity Neil | Sep 6, 2018

Human beings are amazingly resilient. Physically we can push ourselves to an extreme like completing the Hawaiian triathlon (Swim 3.8 km, Ride 180 km, Run 42 km). Intellectually we have the capacity to solve complex problems like landing a man on the moon or self-driving cars. Psychologically we can endure extremely challenging conditions like that…

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Townsville lifestyle. Do we need more focus on our brand?

By tphcmanager | Sep 5, 2018

Townsville lifestyle. Do we need more focus on our brand? Is Townsville part of the answer to the Big 3 Cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) population, lifestyle and infrastructure challenges? Is Townsville prepared for a bigger share of migrants, baby boomers and workers looking for lifestyle and affordability benefits of living in a regional city?…

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The best teams build high performance cultures

By tphcmanager | Sep 4, 2018

Join Scott and Brian and discover how the best teams build high performance cultures despite holding different values. All teams have a culture – ‘The way we work around here’. It is reflected in the way a group of people communicate, interact, make decisions and approach their work. As managers we can either cross our…

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30 Trainees for Council : Skilling Queenslanders for Work project

By tphcmanager | Sep 4, 2018

The state government had boosted funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) to $80 million in 2018, an increase of $20 million.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports important pathways for unemployed and underemployed people who are struggling to find secure jobs. Since June 2015, more than 16,600 people have found jobs as a result of…

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Hose-Gate: It’s not easy being green

By Felicity Neil | Jul 1, 2018

Article by Scott Timmins Just the other week my Mother-in-Law was standing in the isle at Bunnings trying to decide what hose to buy for her garden. Whilst Bunnings has a wide array of hoses my Mother-in-Law was perplexed as to why they didn’t have the hose she wanted. ‘Surely it can’t be hard to…

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Curlews and Mental Health

By Felicity Neil | May 31, 2018

I’ve been using Curlews to treat my stress and improve my mental and physical well-being…I don’t mean I’m putting them in a blender and ingesting them as a tonic…no, I’m just watching them, and I think it’s doing me a lot of good. I’m referring to the Bush Stone-curlew of course, Burhinus grallarius, and its…

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As the leaders of tomorrow, what lies ahead of us?

By Felicity Neil | May 10, 2018

Recently I attended the Townsville Enterprise’s roundtable discussion with Professor Genevieve Bell, discussing what the future jobs and education may look like across not just North Queensland but the world. Professor Bell’s appointments include; the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU). I am…

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