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The solo myth: Why we can’t achieve success singlehandedly

Janine Garner says great potential can be created when you move to a way of working that allows active collaboration and sharing of knowledge, insight and intellect. There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”. In this fast-paced world in […]

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Resilience: the key to reducing stress at work

Stress at work is a fact of life for most people. Learn how to shift your frame of mind and respond to stressful work scenarios more effectively. Whether you’re overloaded with assignments, or you’re not getting along with your teammates, stress at work is a fact of life. According to a survey by the American […]

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How citizen-centered design is changing the ways government serves people 

Applying human-centred design to developing public policy and services not only provides a better outcome for the people who’ll use them but also provides satisfaction for the staff who design and deliver them – win, win. When USA citizien, Norman Delap interacted with the American Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the past, his experience felt intimidating […]

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How to take better breaks at work

By Jessie Wood We all know it’s important to take breaks at work, but do you let yourself truly idle? Here’s how (and why) to take better breaks throughout your day. We’ve all heard how important it is to take breaks at work. We can only sit in front of a computer for so long […]

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Think inside the box for more effective brainstorms

We deconstruct the elements that lead to an effective brainstorm. Turns out, building in structure and constraints is key. Think back to the last brainstorm meeting you attended. Perhaps you scheduled it to tap into the collective creativity of your team—with high hopes of coming away with a truly great idea. But what actually happened? […]

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Gaining support for your ideas in the workplace

Try these steps when presenting your new ideas at work to get them approved and supported by your team members and leadership. Change isn’t easy for many people, which is why it’s often difficult to embrace new ideas in the workplace. But, as we all know, adapting to change and implementing new approaches can drive […]

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5 things you should do whilst engaging the community

Andrew Coulson lists 5 simple things you should be doing whilst you’re engaging the community to help you next time you are out and about. So you have read the blogs about how to do community engagement, you researched the processes and attended training on the tools and techniques. You may even have been a […]

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4 things to remember about stakeholder management

If you’re leading a big project, managing up is just as important as managing down. This article looks at 4 strategies for effective stakeholder management. When it comes to successfully shepherding high-profile projects to completion, managing up is just as important as managing down. Whether you’re working on a product launch, advertising campaign, or major purchase, […]

Do Australian leaders have what it takes?

The largest survey of Australian business leadership in 20 years reveals that only 57 per cent of workplaces are achieving their profit targets. The Study of Australian Leadership (SAL) also found that executive managers are over-confident in their leadership ability. Australian businesses are facing unprecedented levels of change that will only continue to escalate. From […]