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Linda Garnett
28 February 2021

Last year I had nights when I struggled to sleep. My head touching the pillow was the starting gun for my entire To Do List leaping into action. Urgent things poked and prodded my brain. It was like being in goal with 200 Ronaldos lined up for a penalty shot.

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Linda Garnett
07 May 2021

“You can’t whistle a symphony. You need the whole orchestra”. H.E. Luccock 
I miss live music. Lockdowns have left me craving the thrill of being in a live audience with the music about to start. Just a few weeks ago I watched my son play in his university orchestra.  During a lively moment in Mendelssohn’s violin concerto the conductor got so excited she dropped her baton into the cello section. Without missing a beat, the orchestra continued playing.

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Julia Keady
27 May 2021

Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car? Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car?

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Stephen Mally
05 May 2021

Do you keep an eye on the obituaries to ensure key donors or prospects are not amongst those listed as having passed away?

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Leanne Hart
09 May 2021

You know it’s nearly time and you’ve been dreading it.  You need to have a performance discussion with one of your team members and you know it’s going to be difficult for you.  And them. 

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Julie Weldon
27 October 2020

While the long-term impacts of COVID continue to unfold, we are already seeing organisations having to review their strategies and the reality of their goals and aspirations, and respond to significant changes in both supply and demand - all of which affects jobs. Sadly, restructuring and downsizing is happening more frequently.

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Linda Garnett
16 September 2020

First dates are tough. Should it be casual or dressy? How do I make a good impression? The first meeting with a prospective corporate partner can be just as daunting. Plus, there’s the added pressure from your boss to hurry up and bring in more partnership income.

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Sarah Birken
15 September 2020

People make strategy happen. Not the words in PowerPoint templates or the posters on company walls. And today, more than ever, it’s time to rethink your perspective on strategy from a business process to a fundamentally human one.

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Mel Roome
07 September 2020

‘However’ is similar in meaning to ‘but’, with a longer pause built in. What’s tricky is that ‘however’ isn’t interchangeable with ‘but’, and it’s punctuated differently. In fact, punctuating the word ‘however’ is about the most common problem we see as editors.

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Jo Smyth
07 July 2020

This year’s global pandemic has changed the world in ways that none of us could have imagined. For those of us that have been fortunate to continue to work, it has accelerated our understanding of remote working options like nothing has before.

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Jo Smyth
01 May 2020

“But what do they actually do?!”

It’s a question we’ve all asked in frustration at some point but it’s a real consideration in the context of a team going through change. And it’s even more important in the virtual world we now find ourselves working in.

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Jo Smyth
01 March 2020

As they say, teamwork makes the dream work. 
When did you last work in a team where you were all beating to the same drum? What was it that made it special?

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