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Your opportunity to celebrate success this IWD on March 8

Every year as March 8 roles around, it’s a chance to reflect on the status of women in our workplaces and – I think – a chance to celebrate our achievements and advancements. Sure, men still far outnumber women in our leadership ranks.  But in Australia we’re making progress. We now have a female Governor […]

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Diversity benefits: The positives women bring to the workplace

Have you ever been interviewed on air for TV?  This was one of my tasks last week and I have to tell you I haven’t felt so nervous for a long time!  It was an on-air promo on SkyTV to promote the International Women’s Day event I’m guest speaker at on 10th May for ClubsNSW.  But leaving aside […]

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Who’s afraid of the big bad quota?

Another article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald projects the fears of every (male) director of the board: that a quota may be introduced to improve the level of participation by women in leading our companies.  This time it’s Michael Pascoe talking about The board’s next fear: the female quota. We already know from the Women […]

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Leadership through the crisis and after: McKinsey Global Survey results

A global survey of leadership by McKinsey published in October 2009 shows that executives have markedly changed their leadership styles in the past year—but not their views on which ones will help companies most in the long term. And it may come as no surprise to sphinxx readers that many of the most needed leadership […]

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2 weeks 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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2 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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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

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