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Gender Agenda: The kids are all right!

WAY back in the early 1990s, my teenage daughter started to feel I was asking her to do too much around the house. I disagreed and she, instead of throwing a tantrum or storming out, set about cataloguing what contribution she, my husband and I were making to the family welfare. The result was the…

30 Jun 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Leadership styles: Understanding and using the right one for your situation

Whether you are managing a team at work, captaining your sports team or leading a major corporation, your leadership style is crucial to your success. Consciously, or subconsciously, you will no doubt use some of the leadership styles featured below, at least some of the time. By understanding these leadership styles and their impact, you…

5 Jun 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Persuasive Leadership

An appreciation of persuasion principles can make a practical contribution to our influencing skills. If leadership is defined as influence then persuasion is an important element of effective leadership. Leaders, by definition, must effectively influence change, improvement, innovation and performance. Their task is to create positive, sustainable performance environments – often in the face of challenge,…

3 Jun 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

10 techniques for motivating others through chaos

The work environment has changed. Change has become the norm. Also the truth level of employees has decreased. This can lead to increased dissatisfaction and decreased productivity. Here are ten techniques for motivating your employees to succeed during chaos. 1. Take Care of the Little Things Doing the little things well will show that your…

1 Jun 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

6 steps to prioritise tasks efficiently

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to complete the tasks and projects collecting dust on the top of your desk. But managing your time means working smarter – not longer. In other words, you need to learn how to prioritise. For many assistants, learning how to establish and maintain priorities is…

27 May 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Nice people don’t finish last

YOU probably won’t want to read it all but a detailed study conducted by an academic team in Germany has found that, in most management situations, the nicer you are, the more money you make. The team studied the relationship between aspects of Emotional Intelligence and success in the workplace. In particular they looked at…

19 May 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication | Mining & Resources

How to make the transition from miner to industry consultant: Q&A with Bernie Garrett

Bernie Garrett is the Owner and Director of Foundation Leadership, a coaching and training consultancy that offers courses and workshops for professional and personal development. Bernie wasn't always the industry consultant he is today. After being made redundant in 2013, he set up a business to do what he realised he had been doing in his…

14 May 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication | Mining & Resources

How to make the transition from miner to industry consultant: Q&A with Richard Stockwell

Richard Stockwell is the Managing Director of Hornet Drilling and Geological Services, a professional consultancy with a specialist drilling capability. He is a Geologist with 18 years of experience in base metals, gold and most significantly in mineral sands. Geology has been a lifelong passion of Richard’s having grown up in a region of very complex…

22 Apr 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: For women it’s still ‘Mind the Gap’

On March 25, 1928, five young women, one as young as 18, organised the first International Women’s Day rally in Sydney’s Domain. They stood on soap boxes and addressed the crowd on the rights of working women and equal pay for equal work. They kept the rally going for two hours. Today, more than eighty…

21 Apr 2015, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Let’s Grow! Matching frontline leaders to the right roles

By Karen Schmidt* Frontline leaders need to be put in a position where they can do the most good, where their natural abilities will be helpful rather than a hindrance to the team. The term weed is often used in gardening circles. What is considered a weed in one garden is a useful plant in…

20 Apr 2015, by Test Test
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