Thought leadership

Have you discovered your Ikigai?

reason for existing

Change. 6 letters when put together have a strange effect. For some, it paralyses them. Too afraid of what could happen, they would rather stick with what they know. For over ten years, my client was stuck in a rut. The monotony of the same job. Day in, day out. Was she good at it,…

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A working mothers journey into uncertainty

work life balance

The moment my daughter entered our world, she simultaneously both made and unmade everything I thought I knew about life. Up to that point, I considered myself perhaps somewhat in possession of enough experience and ‘know-how’ to accomplish what I felt I had been given to accomplish. One look at this tiny human entrusted into…

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Does experience matter? Recruit differently

uncertainty

“Those who change the world are the ones crazy enough to think they can.” Steve Jobs. I often think, how must it have been for the late Steve Jobs? A visionary who saw a better way of doing things. How do you sell this idea to the world that prizes certainty? Where better the devil…

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I am enough. Three words which changed my life.

International Womens Day

How I gave up the hustle and why I’m better for it. Perfectly coiffed hair, one designer handbag after another, the entire fashion world hanging by her every word. Miranda Priestly had it all. I remember being an impressionable 26-year-old, bowled over by the thought of wearing Chanel from head-to-toe. To me, that was the…

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Want to perform better at work? Then sleep better.

personal performance

I know what its like not to sleep. When my daughter was six months old, I went back to work. The truth is, she did not sleep through the night till she was three. For two and a half years, I operated on less sleep than anyone should have, so I speak from experience. Sleep…

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Live to work. The future of the way we work.

new year work resolutions

Miss Honey. She was my daughters Kindy teacher. That year, was the first time she taught a child of a former student. For twenty plus years, she taught and still teaches in the same school. Some would think, you’d be sick of the job by now. But, not Miss Honey. She is exactly the type…

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Stop. Reset. GO

Find your Calling

I don’t know about you, but this year has rushed by. Going a million miles an hour, busy being busy. And it’s funny how things work out. Somewhere in October I suddenly crashed. At a conference in the Goldcoast, 104-bed bug bites stopped me. Well, technically it wasn’t the bites that stopped me. It was…

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The leaky female talent pipeline.

Phebe Cho

In 2016 I became a statistic. I decided to leave the corporate ladder, the one I had dedicated so much of my life to climb. I started to redefine what work could be. I joined 780,000 women around the world who in 2016 made the same decision. I am part of the leaky talent pipeline. So what…

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How Uber is shaping your talent strategies.

Talent Strategies

Susan Fowler. Two words that have shaken Uber at its core. What happened to her was awful. It was unlawful, unjust and just plain disgusting. Her 3000-word blog post “Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber” has opened Pandora’s box to the toxic culture inside Uber. Last week, Ubers CEO, Travis Kalanick stepped…

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Flexibility and the Future of work

Agile Talent

Imagine this. You are your own boss. You are a trained as a management consultant in a top tier firm. You refined your skills as you made your way up the corporate ladder. Then one day, you decided you had enough. You were sick of the politics; you were definitely sick of the long hours,…

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The answer to why you shouldn’t have flexibility.

Business case for flexibility

Flexibility is the new black. In its purest form, it is redesigning the way we work. It looks at where, when and how we work to get the best outcomes for businesses, individuals and society. So why is it now, such a hot topic? We are on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution. The…

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THE GENDER GAP TIPPING POINT. Could Perth lead the way?

Gender diversity

We have gone backwards. It’s going to take 170 years for women to reach global pay parity. Australia has declined to 46th on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. Just when I thought things were changing. Last year, the Committee for Perth launched ‘Filling the Pool’, a landmark report with a blueprint and…

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