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How to be a more visible, influential and valua...

For the past few weeks, conversations with my clients, peers and friends in leadership have been ongoing: some in a coaching capacity, many seeking HR advice, and others simply for interpersonal reflection and mutual support. Normally each call would be unique to the person or business, but beyond business continuity and...

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Boost your learning agility in 2020

In 1970, an American author, Alvin Toffler wrote the book Future Shock, which stated, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. His explanation of learning agility could not be a more accurate prediction of how to thrive in a changin...

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How to stand out in 2020 with your LinkedIn pro...

LinkedIn has more than 660 million users and that number grows daily so if you’re looking to stand out amongst the crowd and progress your career or grow your personal brand then there are a few things you can do to polish your profile. The days of only updating your resume for a job application are long gone. New career...

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Communication. What's the fuss all about?

As we get set for another busy and productive year, we can sometimes lose focus on a fundamental thing that can make or break a workplace: communication. According to US firm Gartner, research revealed that up to 70% of poor business decisions or mistakes are due to ineffective communication, directly impacting how a bus...

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How to manage feeling like an imposter at work

This is the second part of my series on Imposter Syndrome. In my last blog we explored how and why people suffer from Imposter Syndrome and we discovered that not only is it extremely prevalent in the workplace, it is a topic that is not often discussed or addressed. Imposter Syndrome occurs when an individual has a coll...

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Do you suffer from Imposter Syndrome?

In the first part of our series on Imposter Syndrome, we explore what Imposter Syndrome is and how it affects us. Next week, we will share tips on how you can work towards overcoming this syndrome for yourself. Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? That your professional success is based on luck? Or you have crippling...

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How to reward employees with four popular incen...

It’s often been said that money makes the world go around, but is this always the case in the workplace? A pay rise or a bonus is guaranteed to go some way to increasing employee satisfaction, but what other initiatives or incentives can you promote to reward and recognise your employees? A recent study by Seek, intervie...

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Meritos: where it all began…

It wasn’t the first time I’d discussed the idea of starting a business, in fact, a few years back, I’d even inspected office space. So, when I sat down with some trusted clients and tested the idea, I was surprised when they looked at me and said, “why are you waiting?”. It was definitely one of those pivotal moments whe...

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How to future proof your career

I recently had the honour of presenting to the Young Professional Network of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, NSW on how they could future proof there careers in the public service. To prepare for the event, I spoke to old colleagues and reflected on my career to uncover the things that we wished we’d kn...

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How to update your LinkedIn profile in 2019

If you're like most people who've decided to look for a new job, or who want to grow their professional brand, then you've probably realised that you will need to update your LinkedIn profile. Your profile needs to evolve as your career does and shouldn't be static. By ensuring that it's kept up to date, you reduce the r...

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Three tips to assess cultural fit

Identifying a candidate's cultural alignment with your organisation is a critical step for any hiring process. Cultural fit describes the 'likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that make up your organisation' (Harvard Business Review), and a poor cultur...

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How to refocus your career after redundancy?

I've been chatting with a lot of fantastic people recently who are considering or have taken redundancy from their organisations. Stepping away from employment, however brief, can be an incredibly uncertain time for anyone, so I thought I would share a few thoughts on how to make the most of these situations. 1. Have a b...

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