People & Culture Articles

The best time of day to check email

May 2, 2019

I have a confession to make. I love checking email. I love how productive I feel smashing through hundreds of emails in a single hour. I feel efficient. I feel.....

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What’s trust got to do with it?

May 2, 2019

When organisations are seeking the right recipe for forwarding momentum, the conversations need to courageously step into the ‘unsaid’. As we delve into what might be stopping us, the brake.....

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Our addiction to acronyms

April 23, 2019

I started my career in IT at NAB, as a TCO in FES, which looked after NAB’s ATM and POS network. Did you understand that sentence? My guess is no......

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Burn Out and Depression are they the same thing?

April 23, 2019

Whether you love your job or not, there will be times when you experience exhaustion; when you are disillusioned, when you want to hurt the people you work with; throw.....

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How to show up as the real and best version of yourself as a leader

April 23, 2019

How great do you feel after exercise or a really healthy meal? How much more energy do you have after a holiday or time to yourself? What about when you have a day out with your.....

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Self Reflection

April 17, 2019

Self-Reflection is a wonderful thing to do when we make the time. Often people say to me that they don’t know anything, that they are not sure how they stand.....

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Does belonging trump ethics?

April 17, 2019

Think about the last time you were about to join a new group of people. It might have been starting a new school or university, joining a sports team, volunteering.....

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The dark side of the open plan office

April 17, 2019

I work in an open plan office at Inventium, the innovation consultancy I head up. Our Melbourne office consists of two long custom-made wooden desks, on which staff cluster around with their MacBooks. Natural light streams in from.....

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4 ways executive coaching can help you become your best self

April 17, 2019

The proactive and collaborative process of dedicated executive coaching is an amazing thing. If you find yourself at a professional crossroads, asking yourself questions such as ‘Where am I at?.....

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Emotional and Proud

April 16, 2019

Today is an emotional and particularly proud day for me as I write the first-ever Jacq Leigh Blog post and launch our eCommerce site with a range of women’s laptop.....

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Are you too busy being busy?

April 10, 2019

“Gidday mate – how’s it going – you busy?” “Yeah, really busy.  You?”    Boarding a plane this morning I couldn’t help but overhear these all too familiar words. Apart from the.....

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Why confidence is important in authentic leadership

April 10, 2019

Over 100 years ago William James, a psychologist teaching at Harvard University, wrote that the reason so many people never fulfil their potential is not because of a lack of.....

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