My Two Hands and Ten Fingers

These days, I regularly find myself carrying out a review of each day. In a busy life, it appears to be a little mechanism that has evolved to help me keep some kind of check on progress, or otherwise. A daily instrument to help me impose some order on an often hectic schedule.

Information Governance Insights: Records Compliance Can Cost You

There’s a lot of discussion around realizing value from an organization’s data. Business Intelligence is all the rage nowadays and everyone is busy building data warehouses and that is a good thing. However, if you are in a regulated industry, it is extremely important to be vigilant on your compliance program so that you do not inadvertently cost your organization serious money in terms of fines and sanctions.

Working Well in Teams

Collaboration is a buzz word in today’s workplace. High schools, colleges, and universities are pushing curriculum geared towards group projects. After consulting local businesses who say students are not well prepared for team work, universities are encouraging their instructors to incorporate group projects as an integral part of program curriculum.

How to Transition from Job Surviving to Work Thriving

Increasingly, work-life balance is becoming an unattainable goal. The online and offline worlds are changing our ways of living and working with a whole life approach a more realistic aim than balance. It presents an opportunity to move from job surviving to work thriving. How can you spot the difference and make it happen?

These Three Questions Will Make Anyone a Better Coach

I’m a psychologist by training. I was trained to be the expert and provide advice to my patients. I’m also a professional trainer, which means I usually bring a predetermined set of learning goals and desired outcomes. Both of these relationships are quite different from coaching.

Honoring the Past: Creating a Future (Maintaining Self in the Role)

Each year on April 25, the countries of Australia and New Zealand hold a public holiday to commemorate ANZAC Day. The day remembers the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the shores of Gallipoli (modern day Turkey) in 1915.

50 Ways to Love Your Leader

Many of us will remember a catchy tune by Paul Simon from the 1970’s called, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. As I listened to it in my car yesterday during my commute, I found myself actively thinking about trying to follow along with the song as I pondered some strong themes in how we can support those who lead us.

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My 5 Pillars of Resolve

Many people have asked me what goes through your head in the middle of an extreme cancer battle. Where did I find the resolve to keep going when everything looked so dark? And did I take anything from the experience that I still apply in my life today?

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3 Billionaire Traits Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg and Blakely Have in Common with a Postage Stamp

What do Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Sara Blakely all have in common? Well, apart from being an exclusive card-carrying member of the Billionaire Boys and Girls Club, all four remarkably share the same three traits of a postage stamp. Let me explain. I recently wrote a book titled, How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life: 21 Powerful Tips to Defeat Depression, Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence & Achieve Your Goals.

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Information Governance Insights: In with the New!

Happy New Year! This is the start of my fourth year writing this blog for Careers in Government and I am sure many of you that have been following it are wondering what there is left to discuss on the subject of Information Governance? The answer to this can be found in the time honored tradition of “out with the old, in with the new”! Every organization uses the new year to act on some new strategic plan and every Information Governance must be ready for it.

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How to Wow a Prospective Employer with Your Potential

One of the frustrations job seekers identify is the limitations of the resume and job interview for putting across who they really are. They may lack experience and their qualifications are no longer enough to convince employers. Many employers are risk-averse, particularly in tough economic times, and go for the tried and tested candidate. How do you get across your potential and persuade an employer you are a better bet?

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