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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Many aspiring tech entrepreneurs get caught up managing their own companies and lose sight of one key fact — their most important venture is themselves. While growing the brand and objectives of the business is critical, developing your own profile and skill set as a leader is equally important.
As a business owner, employees are your greatest asset. I set out to build a company that everyone wants to work for, and have personally taken ownership of our hiring process to make it happen.
Andrew O’Keeffe ©2016
When we point to a common workplace frustration we are probably pointing to a behaviour explained by human instincts. In organisations that have a matrix reporting structure, people generally experience frustration with the system. Human instincts helps to explain the issue and to identify solutions.Read More
it’s sad and ironic that when asked, “What does your company do?” most people blurt out a dull fact like, “We make widgets.” Or, if they work in marketing, they might tart it up like so: “We’re the industry-leading maker of state-of-the-art widgets.”
Boring. So boring.
How can you not only make your company interesting, how can you easily turn whatever you or your company does into a story that people will remember for years. Here’s how …Read Article
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