Time to pull the plug on old school reviews

USELESS: Box-ticking is funny on Utopia, but excruciating in real life. If your organisation is still carrying out traditional annual performance reviews, stop. You’re wasting time and money, and possibly being counter-productive. I’m talking about those painful, annual formal meetings that managers and their employees usually loathe. Set questions are mechanically asked and scores given…

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How to battle bullying at work

Are you battling inappropriate workplace behaviour, even bullying? It is a major work health and safety issue. According to Safe Work Australia, 9.4 per cent of Australian workers have experienced workplace bullying in the previous six months. It is costly in terms of lost productivity and workers’ compensation. $22,600 is the median cost for accepted…

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Your Emotional Reservoir

I’m pretty sure you know what a reservoir is, and you’d be aware that in times of rain they overflow and in times of drought the reserves can drop to dyer levels. However when was the last time you checked in with your own internal emotional reservoir? Our emotional reservoir  is a lot like the…

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My Word for the Year

New Years Resolution Mojo – Lost Lets face it a new year, as an event, is not anything new. It happens with monotonous regularity every 365 days, or 366 when it’s leap year, so it’s no surprise that just like birthdays, they come and go whether we’re ready or not. Heading into every new year…

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The Work Life Balance Myth

Work Life Balance has become something to be aspired to however what’s really happened is it’s become yet another measure of how we fail to negotiate our way in the modern world. Its touted as some kind of panacea, a life in which there is perfect balance, you always leave work at the preferred time,…

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Passionate or Past It

Professional Passion – are you passionate or past it? Every Sunday  Glenn and I go to our local farmers market, we love being able to buy produce straight from the producer who can tell us passionately about the providence of our food. Come to think of it we buy our coffee beans from a local…

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Toleration, Disorganization, Oh where is that Motivation?

You’re sitting at your desk, there are a bunch of files spread around, you have multiple browser windows open, your email alerts keep popping up on the bottom of the screen, screaming for your immediate attention, you have voice mail and texts to check, the phone keeps ringing and you’re constantly jumping between tasks, and…

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Empowered or Disempowered? – You Might Be Surprised

Who Would You Be If You Could Sustain Feeling Empowered ALL THE TIME? There are around 7 billion people on the planet at this time and the vast majority spend their life in a dis-empowered state. You’d be surprised to know that many people you’d see as high functioning individuals, also operate from a dis-empowered…

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STOP the Comparison

Do you constantly feel the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Other women you work with or maybe the other school mum’s or your old school chums, THEY seem to have it ALL! They get the great career breaks, have the perfect children, partner, teeth, wardrobe – well you get the…

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