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November 2, 2019

George Bernard Shaw was attributed with the maxim that “Youth … is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!” (quote may not be accurate). Similar adaptations are: “Youth is wasted on the Young” and “Education is waste...

October 30, 2019

Knowledge Centred to Learner Process.

Amidst my intrigue that a regulator would use a ‘big-stick’ approach to produce high quality outcomes in the training sector, I am comforted that we now have a Minister representing our industry who desires to implement an ‘Educativ...

September 12, 2018

Where is the line between Regulation and Strangulation?

Whilst many people sacrifice sleep to watch an international sporting event in another time zone, I don’t! However, I often find myself awake during the night reflecting on some ruling or issue that a Regulator ha...

May 2, 2018

What does the term “toxic workplace” mean?

The term ‘toxic workplace’ refers to an environment in which a negative force is in place that inhibits productivity. It is often the result of a negative person who influences others, or a feud between two or more staff.

There...

June 30, 2017

What is the cause of loss of performance in a team?

Whilst there are many reason for the poor performance of a workplace ‘team’ or department, it can reasonably be assumed that an absent manager will greatly contribute to the problem.

Organisations are like a fly-wheel....

May 2, 2017

Is an effective team a happy team?

Effective teams are not the result of ‘happy’ people. Nor are they the result of individuals making self-sacrifices for the common good of the group!

Perhaps the most misrepresentative cliché of ‘teams’ is that, “there is no ‘I’ in TEAM...

March 4, 2016

Advertising - Who is the Buyer of Your Product?

Dare I admit it, I was watching TV one evening recently when an advertisement caught my attention.

Great Ad, you might think, to grab the attention of a Marketing practitioner!

However, it wasn’t the Ad that ignited my inter...

May 4, 2015

What is Compliance?

 

Many organisations and their staff misunderstand the fabric of compliance. Most people can describe it, and explain its need, however, the common perception is that it can be injected into an existing structure like it is some new gadget or networki...

March 22, 2015

Are you an attractive ‘Product’ to Employers?

For most unemployed people, finding and securing that elusive job is not as simple as walking through the office door dressed in your best suit or ensemble and smiling sweetly at the receptionist.  Sure, some people can do...

March 15, 2015

 

What are you worth to an employer?

 

 

A young unemployed person approached me to enquire if I would offer them a job. I asked them how much they expected to be paid. $50,000 per year was the response.

 

I paused for a moment to picture $50,000 sitting in my bank account....

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September 12, 2018