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Why you need to eliminate to innovate

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Corporate Training

Why you need to eliminate to innovate

It's human nature to collect By nature, humans love to add to things. Just think about all the objects and knick-knacks that get added to your home. We can’t help but add to things to improve things. Whilst this mindset can be a great innovation technique (adding and combining), it can also sometimes prevent us from the next big breakthrough. A counter intuitive innovative approach is to subtract or 'leave out' a key component in order to innovate. We call this technique elimination. We have...More


The Bridge - Australian Story

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Mental Health

The Bridge - Australian Story

In 2012 Donna jumped from Brisbane’s Story Bridge in an attempt to end her life. Her actions shocked those who knew her and who regarded her as a competent human resource professional and a friendly, enthusiastic person.  Donna journeyed from breakdown to receiving an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2016 and found her purpose in career coaching and speaking. As an entrepreneur and speaker, Donna shares her story to help others. Donna’s story was featured on the ABC’s...More


Confronting the borderline of disrespect and bullying

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Mental Health

Confronting the borderline of disrespect and bullying

The borderline between disrespect and bullying or harassment is when negativity becomes habitual, concentrating on one person.  A manager whose snide comment dismisses that you were late because your child was sick, is disrespectful and dismissive.  This one-off throwaway put-down is hurtful, unpleasant and unwarranted. But many might brush this aside.   Continual disrespect requires assertive feedback When a person keeps up disrespectful behaviour, it becomes bullying. Give them...More


What makes an entrepreneur successful?

Posted on September 25, 2018 in Leadership Development

What makes an entrepreneur successful?

The latest scientific research revealed in Jane Mara’s new book – Think like an entrepreneur – the mindset of success, demonstrates that entrepreneurial thinking can be easily developed by everyone.  It is far more than just creative thinking, idea generation or brain-storming techniques. What makes serial entrepreneurs successful?...Their personal mindset! What is less known is how their internal process develops their mindset to perform at the highest level.  And it...More


Why productivity is decreasing in our multi-tasking environments

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Business Speakers

Why productivity is decreasing in our multi-tasking environments

How long is it since you looked at your email, phone message, text or LinkedIn/Face book pages? Ten minutes, half an hour - how many times in a day do you check in?  Really? Research shows constant use of technological devices is negatively affecting our attention spans; our communication skills are suffering by the over-use of email/text/blogs/social media resulting in less face to face communication.  Therefore, our ability to think creatively and intuitively is decreasing daily. Most...More


What’s your legacy?

Posted on September 26, 2018 in Leadership Development

   George Halkias is a well-respected community figure who has supported vulnerable Australians for over 20 years and is best known for the development of the Big Issue Street Soccer Program which uses soccer to engage and develop homeless and marginalized people.  In this role he has coached and coordinated Australian teams at 8 Homeless World Cup events including: Edinburgh 2005, Cape Town 2006, Copenhagen 2007, Melbourne 2008, Milan 2009, Paris 2011 and Poland 2013 and Glasgow in...More


Celebrity Service with Geoff Ramm

Posted on August 30, 2018 in Business Speakers

Introducing the keynote topic called Celebrity Service! Like you, Geoff Ramm, the creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, knows the only way you can attract more customers is to create jaw-dropping marketing. Not only that but great customer service leads to lucrative, repeat business. So how do you create highly successful marketing ideas? And how can you design a customer experience that has you talked about for decades to come? Geoff knows the Jedi Mind Trick to make you...More


The Archetype of the Whole

Posted on August 30, 2018 in Leadership Development

In the last 40 years or so the world has shifted from a world of many parts, to a world of the "whole". Whole foods, whole earth, global, Gaia. Below, Christine McDougall explores the Archetype of the WHOLE.  We no longer have the luxury of living in isolation, separate from strangers in other countries. Our news is instant, our ability to travel the world is quick and accessible, our actions and thoughts affect everyone.  We cannot look at our body as a liver and heart...More


Leadership Hacks with Scott Stein

Posted on August 31, 2018 in Leadership Development

A leader can’t possibly complete all the tasks required by their department themselves, but this doesn’t stop many from trying. A Harvard Business Review study titled ‘Why aren’t you delegating?’ found that almost 50% of the companies surveyed were concerned about their employees’ delegation skills—and most of them didn’t offer training on how to delegate. Often experienced leaders don’t delegate to others They falsely believe that they can do...More


What is Liptember?

Posted on August 30, 2018 in Mental Health

What is Liptember?  Liptember is a campaign dedicated to educating the community on women's mental health whilst raising funds towards specific women's mental health research and support programs. Women are asked to purchase a Liptember lipstick from participating retailers and register online, gaining sponsorship for wearing the lipstick throughout the month of September. Funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre of Women’s Mental Health, Lifeline, Batyr, RUOK?, The...More