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Quick look at new findings on workplace bullying

An online survey of over 300 female managers in February 2009 by Jenny Morris of Orijen, has found that bullying is surprisingly prevalent. She found that 81% of participants have experienced or witnessed of workplace bullying, with 63% of participants having experienced bullying themselves, and an alarming 23% currently experiencing bullying. Over half the bullying […]

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sphinxx is looking for guest writers

Have you ever read one of our newsletters or blogs and thought “I know! I just wrote an article about that!”? At sphinxx we work hard to make sure we’re writing on a wide variety of topics that boost working women’s careers and help our readers keep their grip on the constant work-life-balance challenge. We’re […]

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sphinxx SheEO Jen Dalitz published in the Courier Mail

Ever wondered what you have to do to be heard over men in meetings and to stop them from hijacking your ideas?  I responded to this question in an article published last week in the Courier Mail. Click here to read the article where I share my top 5 tips for making sure your voice is heard.

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How to be heard in meetings – secrets to overcoming the men who hijack your ideas!

You’re in a meeting and put your idea forward yet it doesn’t make it to the whiteboard, or into the budget.  Until one of your male colleagues picks it up, reframes it and claims it as his own… to the great fanfare from the rest of your team. Does this sound familiar?  And what can […]

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The pros and cons of thinking before you speak before you act

I’ve been hobbling around all week with a crook back (mental note: don’t wrestle alpacas, they are stronger than humans!)  My niece Stephanie has been visiting and working in the sphinxx office, having just passed Year 12 with flying colours, and as she’s also a farm girl we decided to oversee the alpaca shearing together […]

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Are you being heard?

Deborah May produces the Advancing Women newsletter and has the following tips for how you can use action words to make sure you are heard at work: Deborah advises that women can dilute the impact of their message by being too indirect and avoiding verbs and provides the following tips: 1. Use more verbs. They […]

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1 month 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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3 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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