Two leadership styles. Two value systems. Never the two shall meet? A recent Harvard Business article, Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics, presented the proposition that playing “politics” rather than hard work […]
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Workaholics were once hailed as “heroes” of the corporate world for their commitment-at-all-cost attitude. Studies now show being addicted to work impacts negatively on productivity . While many people confuse […]
Once upon a time, we had a culture where working around the clock, with little sleep, was something to brag about – a one-upmanship about who could function best when […]
Feel like your workplace cubicle is closing in on you? If the flexibility of working from home is taking hold of your thoughts – tracky dacks, no commute, volunteering at […]
Despite working in his father’s noodle restaurant, Po (Kung Fu Panda) dreams of becoming a kung fu master – and is a great inspiration to many of you big dreamers […]
Most of us prefer to dodge difficult conversations. We’re not very eye-of-the-tiger about it. That is, we don’t feel confident about handling a conversation that could potentially be uncomfortable – for all […]
EAs often think that they don’t deserve development opportunities, or are reluctant to seek them out because they often put the needs of others ahead of their own. They know […]
I recently had an informal conversation with a CEO at one of Australia’s largest corporations. What I loved about the exchange was his honesty – he opened up about what […]
Do you have a vision for the future? Have you formalised this vision in a vision statement using the SMART criteria? Pardon the pun, but it’s definitely a smart tactic. However, […]