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2023

A Sense of Justice

By Daria Campbell

Ways to make your sense of justice stronger and being fair in everything you do.

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Australia’s New IR Laws

By Colin Toll

Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill, aims to promote wage growth, improve workers’ rights and flexibility, and limit lengthy industrial action.

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Stride In Your Shine

By Daria Campbell

Yes, the world is getting dark and scary but let me ask you this?

What light are you bringing?

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The Difference Between Leadership and Management

By Colin Toll

Distinctions between leadership and management, highlighting their unique characteristics and functions.

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The Disadvantages of WFH

By Colin Toll

Disadvantages you should be aware of before making the decision to work remotely.

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The Real Reason “I Love Lucy”!

By Daria Campbell

The virtue of tenacity and other lessons to be learned from famous tv show I Love Lucy.

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Working From Home – Part 2

By Colin Toll

WFH Productivity Commissions Report issues: employee wellbeing, WHS and the impact on the CBDs of our cities.

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Creativity: Making Life a Bit Sweeter

By Daria Campbell

The virtue of creativity and the benefit of getting your creative juices flowing again.

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Looking Back

By Colin Toll

Colin reflects about our experience with Covid in Australia and talks about how the effects varied by State and geographic region.

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The Hardest Virtue – Patience

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about patience which is, in her opinion, one of the best virtues to actively try to improve.

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Client Visit Trip 2023

By Colin Toll

Colin talks about a few interesting, unusual and enjoyable common things Gayleen and him encounter during their travels.

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Excellence and Why It Is Important

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about the difference between excellence and perfection and how to strive for excellence.

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HR Issues in Small Business

By Colin Toll

Colin talks about HR challenges small business face in a post-pandemic world.

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What Are You Doing on Purpose?

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about how we can be purposeful and the difference between being purposeful and just setting goals.

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“Burned Out Employees Declining, But Numbers Remain High”

By Colin Toll

This month, Colin has elected to republish an article from Eagle Hill Consulting about “burn out” of employees. This article talks about the top causes of burnout and employers can address this problem.

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Can I Trust You and Who Do You Trust?

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about the virtue of trust. How do we adapt trustworthiness into our daily lives and why should we?

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Working From Home – Part II

By Colin Toll

Colin’s article is the second and final part of his edited version of the 2021 Australian Government Productivity Commission report on the concept of working from home.

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Perseverance, Determination and Steadfastness: Virtue Powerhouses

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about how to stay steadfast when your next challenge comes.

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The Gift of Character

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about focusing on virtues and how they relate to employment and job seeking.

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Working From Home

By Colin Toll

Colin discusses the 2021 Australian Government Productivity Commission report on the concept of working from home.

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2022

The Reason For An Angel On Top Of Christmas Trees

By Colin Toll

Colin tells the story behind the tradition of having an Angel on top of a Christmas tree.

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For The Love Of Bob Cratchit

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and analyses the novel’s characters Bob Cratchit and Scrooge from a HR point of view.

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Respect, Not Popularity

By Colin Toll

 

This month, Colin talks about basic principles of leadership and the impact leaders have on others.

 

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Company Vision and Values
Are You Very Familiar With Them? Do They Still Matter?

By Colin Toll

 Colin talks about the importance of a company’s vision and values and how to get employees involved in defining them to work together with a shared set of values.

 

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Storms and Boats

By Daria Campbell

 

This month, Daria talks about analyzing the lessons learned from the pandemic and being prepared for when the next “Storm” comes.

 

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Find Your Fire!

By Daria Campbell

 

Daria talks about the importance of finding something to be passionate about and how to recognise it.

 

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Avoid Leadership Exhaustion

Credit: Mark Brand – Turning Point Partners

 

Colin mentions an article written by Mark Brand from Turning Point who provides some excellent pointers on avoiding leadership exhaustion.

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It Is All About Timing

By Daria Campbell

 

Daria talks about learning to recognize when you are upset because you have fell into the Expectation trap and how to deal with this killer E word.

 

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Is There a Work Revolution Underway?

By Colin Toll

 

Colin talks about the many changes COVID has caused to our everyday lives, our working life, and our economy.

 

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Ageism in The Workplace: Over 50’s Excluded from Workforce

By Colin Toll

 

Colin talks about ageism in the workplace and how it may affect businesses and individuals.

 

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The Killer E Word

By Daria Campbell

 

Daria talks about learning to recognize when you are upset because you have fell into the Expectation trap and how to deal with this killer E word.

 

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Can You Accept This?

By Daria Campbell

 

Daria talks about the power of compliments and learning the simple skill to gracefully take them.

 

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QLD Population Trends 2020-21

By Colin Toll

Colin talks about the Queensland population growth rate, its composition and the effects on the economy and employment.

 

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How Bold Are You?

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about practicing boldness to keep you moving forward in life.

 

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Unintended Consequences?

By Colin Toll

Colin talks about the current national climate change frenzy having an adverse effect on the rural communities in Southwest Queensland.

 

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Daria’s Perspective: The Most Underrated Superpower

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about the power behind a smile.

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How to Deal When Life Becomes a Roller-Coaster Ride?

By Daria Campbell

Daria gives a few tips on how to handle rollercoaster days.

 

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Burnout

By Colin Toll

Colin talks about burnout post-Covid reaching all-time highs across professions and how the organizations are responding to this.

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In House Recruitment

By Colin Toll

Colin discusses the pros and cons of in-house HR departments as a company’s major recruitment arm.

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Daria’s Perspective: Decision Fatigue

By Daria Campbell

Daria talks about identifying if you are suffering from Decision Fatigue and advises on how to deal with it. 

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Low Cost Recruitment

By Colin Toll

Colin discusses pros and cons of in-house recruitment compared to engaging a professional agency.

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Daria’s Perspective: Client Spotlight

By Daria Campbell

Daria interviews Jacqui Cresswell, Executive Manager Roads, Infrastructure & Essential Services of Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council.

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RATs and No Toilet Paper

By Colin Toll

Colin discusses the staff shortage caused by COVID and the shortage of RAT tests.

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