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Sydney Trains and Bridge

The Train Story – a journey, an experience, and a feeling!

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Bob Selden ©2017

I was travelling by train from Circular Quay to Central (in Sydney) one morning some years ago. Quietly sitting there reading, I found myself suddenly listening to the train guard’s announcements. Now train travellers reading this will readily testify that when the guard makes an announcement, rather than the recorded message, it’s often quite dull or hard to understand. Whether it’s the recorded message or the guard’s message, few people (apart from tourists) listen to these messages.

This one was different.

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Napoleon

How to structure your organisation – Napoleon had a few clues!

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Andrew O’Keeffe ©2017

Napoleon Bonaparte knew a thing or two about organisational structure. After a coup in 1799 in which he was the major force, he structured the French government so he had a line of sight to seven functions: army, navy, finance, police, justice, home affairs and government.

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Image Manipulation & How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

February 10, 2017 No Comments

The infographic looks at the legalities involved in image manipulation, mainly focusing on US law but also reviewing laws around the world. It looks at how these laws are interpreted by different people and shares some example cases.


Education in Australia

The Ranking Games – A Hunger to be First

February 7, 2017 No Comments

Jackson Rose ©2017

This article is written in response to Professor Steven Schwartz, chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority appearing on the 60 minutes TV show, 06/02/2017. It addresses the failures of the current Australian Education System to support young adults in their development, suggests some alternatives, and calls for changes to the current system.

Pitting students against one another in a competitive fashion may force some to rise to the challenge. However, for the majority of students the idea that their final year of school comes down to a direct competition with their peers is enough to dishearten them.

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Managing managers

How to manage managers

February 2, 2017 No Comments

Andrew O’Keeffe ©2017

Anyone promoted from being a manager to being a manager of managers, quickly realises what a jump that step is. In human instincts terms we go from being the leader of a “family” team to being the leader of a clan.

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Burning Man

What Burning Man Teaches us About How to Set Up and Run Our Organisations

December 9, 2016 No Comments

Philip Pryor 2016

In 2014 I went to Burning Man * …

It was shocking, amazing, thrilling, frustrating, tiring and most of the time overwhelming in its creativity and fun for people from 18 months to 81 years.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary lost NOT because she is a woman

November 18, 2016 No Comments

Paul Vanderbroeck, PhD

Leadership Expert “Helping Leaders Get the Results They Want”.

Hillary lost NOT because she is a woman, but rather because she under leveraged being a woman. For ambitious women leaders there is much to learn from Hillary Clinton’s failure to reach the US Presidency. It would be a shame to draw the wrong conclusions, however.

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family businesses

What happens in family businesses when marriages/partnerships break up?

November 3, 2016 No Comments

Philip Pryor ©2016

Families are complex. Then when significant assets and money are added to the equation, they become even more complex.

Juggling family relationships and money, especially over generations is no simple task. While blood is very much thicker than water, sometimes money can really thicken things up to the point where everything just stops working.

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Olympic Gold

Winning Gold – One wonders ???

August 31, 2016 No Comments

Andrew O’Keeffe ©2016

At the Olympics, bronze medals seem to bring more joy to their recipient than do silver medals! At a rational level that doesn’t make sense, given the silver medallist beat the bronze medalist. But emotionally it’s a whole different ball game. From a psychological perspective it does make sense.

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Don't: How using the right words will change your life

Don’t: How using the right words will change your life

June 19, 2016 No Comments

 

Why do some people seem to have all the luck? The answer is simple: people with a more positive outlook can recognise opportunities that others miss. How? By converting negativity into a powerfully positive working and personal life.

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Bob Selden’s new book ‘DON’T’ shows you how to avoid the negativity in your life and your relationships. ‘DON’T’ shows you how to filter out negative words and phrases which create both negative thinking in your brain and negative behaviour in your life. The book suggests words, phrases and actions to encourage the very opposite of negativity. You’ll soon learn how positive words can and will activate the positive parts of your mind.

Bob Selden’s ‘DON’T’’ answers the question ‘can the words we use in general conversation actually impact our relationships?’ The answer is yes, we do behave according to the words we hear and use. For example, recent studies show young male drivers increase their speed when they hear words like ‘tough’ and ‘rough’ – yet words like ‘pink’ and ‘gentle’ make them slow down. We are surrounded and misled by thousands of negative messages every day.

Using multiple how-to examples, scientific studies and stories from real-life, ‘DON’T’’ is packed with practical insights into what makes us who we are. Discover how to transform your working and personal life into positive successes which flows from a new understanding of positive action and perception.

What makes some people more successful and dynamic than others? Is it luck, upbringing, training? Or could it be something as simple and powerful as the words we use? Read Bob Selden’s new book ‘DON’T’’ and take a new path.