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How a Sponsor – not a Mentor – can get your Career on the Fast Track

Mentors and sponsors are buzz words in the business world. Both are invaluable in terms of personal and professional development. But what really makes the difference when it comes to making career progress? I think we can all agree that having a mentor to influence and inspire you can be an invaluable experience. But if …

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Workplace Flexibility 3.0 – The Importance of Right Balance in a Successful Workplace Relationship

Successful relationships are the ones where there is a balance of give and take over time. Parties are clear about what they are willing to give and wanting to receive and for the most part there are win/win outcomes. This approach to successful relationships is just as relevant to employees and employers and for most …

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Harmony vs Diversity – Why the Mutual Pursuit will Result in Conflict?

Intuitively most of us are wired to achieve an outcome of harmony. Human beings inherently dislike conflict and the desire to bring relationships, teams and families back into a state of harmony unconsciously drives much of our behavior. In fact many of us will compromise personal success in the pursuit of harmony. I see this …

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The Future of Work – What will define Success?

There is lots of discussion about globalisation, technology and the impact that it will have on the future of many professions. Without a doubt we are seeing qualified professionals having to reskill and reframe their experience to identify new career pathways and opportunities. Regardless of your technical skills or professional orientation the ability to navigate …

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THE AUSTRALIAN SALARY CHRONICLES #1 – The Disappointment of a $40,000 Payrise

Welcome to The Australian Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation of both remuneration and progression opportunities for women, one story at a time. Very little attention is given to the good news stories when it comes to the gender pay gap in Australia and we want to highlight these to inspire and support …

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Rise of the ‘Mumpreneur’ is leaving a corporate skill gap

More Australian women than ever are starting their own businesses, with new mums in particular leaving corporate jobs to become ‘mumpreneurs’. As a 2015 study by the Office for Women and Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed, the number of freelance businesses run by Australian women grew by almost 50 per cent over the past twenty …

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