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More than 25 percent of Australian employees believe their employer would choose a man over an equally qualified woman

HR firm Randstad recently conducted a survey of approximately 400 Australian workers and found that only 40% of the male respondents say their employers, when looking for new managers, take into account the current number of men and women in higher management positions, compared to 25% of female respondents.  Randstad chief executive Fred van der […]

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Women Make Excellent Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age – and this is why!

This article by Nellie Akalp tells us what we already know about women entrepreurs: they are thriving in the new economy and this is why: The growth in women-owned businesses can partly be attributed to sheer necessity: increasingly, families must rely on a dual-income household and many women find escape constraints of paid employment by […]

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Do you always sit in the same spot at the meeting table?

I know I do.  I like sitting where there’s natural light but not too glary; where I can get eye contact with people entering the room and roughly in the middle of the boardroom table wherever possible so I’m “amongst the energy”…  It turns out I’m not alone and that most people exhibit territorial behavior […]

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Don’t avoid disagreements – Just do it right. HBR guide on how to tackle differences at work, the right way

Disagreements at work rarely run smoothly, but a successfully fought for idea that leaves your relationships intact can be the just what your career needs to take off. This article contains expert tips, an action plan, dos and don’ts and case studies to empower you to feel confident approaching a disagreement. I really liked this […]

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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” – missed opportunities in communication

Think about how many opportunities you get a week to make a first impression, its more often then you think. Especially when you consider that each different point of communication, starting an email conversation, a phone call, writing a cover letter, commencing a meeting is just like a first impression, you set the tone of […]

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Introducing the sphinxx directory of recommended services – our network is about to become yours!

If you’ve ever been responsible for establishing employee development programs, conferences or leadership offsites, you’ll know just difficult it can be to find fantastic, out of this world, leading-edge service providers.  In a sea of social media and spin, my vast network send me calls for help every day – by email, LinkedIn, twitter and […]

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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

Watch our talk show interview with Isabella Rossellini here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
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