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Developing social awareness

In order to develop a proper social awareness, the mythical, cultural and geopolitical precepts should be reconsidered allowing for a new way of thinking to be untethered.

How do we break through the cultural points of view that segregate us, preventing us from the ability of holding a cohesive social conscience?


Want to get productive? Start by doing nothing.

Bored yet?


You’re missing out.

I've always found boredom very productive. It can kick start a seized mind. If you are blocked up you take fibre. Believe me, when you get to my age ‘fibre’ is on your bucket list. So, think of boredom as ‘mental fibre’. Gets thing moving ‘upstairs’ again.


QUIZ: Measure your Momentum MOJO!

Having helped some of the world's best known brands maintain vitality and relevance, Michael McQueen has seen first-hand how the best organisations and leaders build, maintain and re-gain momentum. Find out where your 'momentum' mojo is... take Michael's specially formulated quiz!


Inspire and motivate your millenials

We know that the future of work is changing, and for the ellusive 'millenials' motivators that worked in the past are quickly losing power. So how do you motivate and satisfy the needs of and get the best from this creative group who are so essential in our workplaces?


As leaders, how can we fight the fear in Pharma?

I have seen the constant change across the pharmaceutical industry first hand. I know that there is a great deal of fear that comes from all levels within organisations about what lies ahead. I recently presented at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference sharing my thoughts about how leaders can face fear during periods of change. You know, we actually have a choice...


Are you addicted to the distraction drug?

A September 2015 tweet from Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay was one of the funniest I read last year: ‘There’s a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table, not on his phone, not on a laptop, just drinking coffee, like a psychopath.’


Your Performance Review Is Irrelevant

Tony Wilson's insights into high performance science and its application in the workplace will make you re-think the way that you approach leadership, culture, change, productivity and in this video — performance reviews.


The surprising link between your mindset and your team's results

As leaders within our organisations, the way you think about your team literally dictates their performance. In this video speaker, change-maker and executive coach Phill Nosworthy explains how this psychological phenomenon — the Pygmalion effect — can be made to facilitate the development of limitless teams.


Thank You! The Stage is Now Set for Innovation...

John Sweeney's new book The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs helps you identify what you need to do in order to become more innovative and less fearful, and assists in creating a regimen that transforms how you act.

In this video, John says 'thank you' for your collaboration on the journey, and makes a very special offer to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.


Tony's Top 3 Sales Performance Tips

Starting off a new sales cycle? Chances are you are going to fall into the typical traps that come with any long-term goals. High Performance expert Tony Wilson shares THE top three key performance tips - worth thinking about - to help you & your team have one of the best sales years yet.


Align Your Conscious & Unconscious Mindset

Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan know how to change, shift and influence human behavior like no one else. Off the back of the book ‘Selfish, Scared and Stupid’, their rather disruptive perspective is to embrace human behaviour and accept ourselves at our often self-serving core. In this article Dan & Kieran bring us the Survival Mindset – and ask we align both conscious and unconscious thinking to create a culture of the willing.


Innovation At Home

When you hear the word ‘innovation’, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? More than likely it’s something associated with business or industry or research and development. But to me innovation isn’t necessarily about big business, or even about any sort of business; it’s about thinking of ways of doing things better – and that can happen in business, but it can also happen in any aspect of our lives.


A Guide To Keeping Your Cool

There is not enough time in the day - fact!

As an event planner you are responsible for executing briefs, expanding your business, being on the ground, creating show stopping ideas...oh and actually doing all the admin that comes along with it.


Are You Happy?

There is a lot of talk around what our individual 'end goals' are, more and more we are being asked to quantify our happiness levels in order to make sure we are on track towards our idea of the perfect life.


Be Efficient, Effective, Successful

Are you as productive as you could be?

In today’s uber fast pharmaceutical industry, the ability to define and do a multitude of tasks quickly is more important than ever. Not just to drive sales forward, but also to make it home for dinner with our family or partner.


Why Are You Doubting Yourself?

Have you ever heard your internal voice filled with doubt, or had a vicious critic inside your head? You’re not alone! These voices, as well as the internal dialogue of anxiety and fear is what can crush or block so many people and… if you let them win…will stop you from doing what you know is needed to be successful.


Your Business, Your Amazon

Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the worlds most loved and respected speakers, he teaches audiences how to tap into their survival instincts in order to over come challenges in the corporate world, using his incredible story of loss and adventure in the Amazon

Here he gives us a sneak peak into his incredible true story. 

Don’t let go of the raft! I told myself as the undertow dragged the raft along rapidly below the surface. The pressure on my lung became unbearable.


3 things To Take Away From Sochi

If you were watching the Winter Olympics closely, you’ll have noticed that many of the medal winners are using special mental rituals to maximize their performance.

In any one day of working in the telco sector you will most likely be faced with a high workload, a multitude of meetings with varying departments and an expectation that you are constantly 'on'. Many of these same techniques from Sochi can be used by those working in this space to improve their results.


The Danger Of Routines

First the good news. Routines and habits are a useful and essential part of running a successful business, and indeed a successful life. Routines bring order to chaos. When you are so busy that you don’t know what day it is, so tired that you’re chugging down double short blacks like they’re ice-cold lemonade on a hot day, and so stressed that you’re having five minute conversations with people and then walking away with no idea what it was that they said, it is of some comfort to at least be able to sit at the same desk, drink from the same coffee mug and go to the same place to buy lunch. When you impose structure upon your work day you feel more organised and in control.


You Are What You Think

Working in telecommunications, you engage with people on a very personal level. Your business is connecting people around the world, whether it’s for their business or for their relationships.

In this day and age we place a great deal of importance on split second connectivity, we want to send an email and we want to send it NOW. We want to call our partners & we want to do it NOW. So there is no angry customer quite like an angry telco customer.


3 Steps To Better Focus

What makes a high performer? Why do some people achieve greatness and others get left floundering behind?


What Makes Us Happy At Work?

Do you know why the vast majority of people leave their jobs? Many of you will be thinking money or perhaps long hours, or perhaps boredom. But none of these valid reasons play as big a part in driving someone from their job as a sense of not being valued.


Your 5 Step Business Reset

Ok, we’re one month into the new year, how are you going? Not quite where you were hoping to be? More often than not, one month into the new year our resolutions are long forgotten. So here’s a short business reset to get you back on the straight and narrow and hurtling toward a brighter business future.


Find Your Purpose

I genuinely believe my accident was a blessing for me.

I know that sounds crazy, how could an event that nearly killed me and left me down some limbs be a blessing?


Agility - The New Competitive Advantage

Agility - the new competitive advantage in peak performance.

As we kick off the new year the pace and ferocity of the finance industry really picks up.

Clients become more stressed and demanding and their exhaustion and frustration is pointed directly at you.


Five Ways To Perform Better This Year

Siimon Reynold’s is one of Australia’s biggest business success stories. The last business Siimon co-founded, Photon Group, grew from two people to 6000 in just eight years becoming the 15th largest marketing services group in the world. He has also won over 50 business awards.

Author of best-selling book ’Why People Fail’, Siimon shares his five tips to making 2014 your mist successful yet!


Be A True Hero

Yossi Ghinsberg’s tale of survival has inspired audiences all over the world. Having been separated from a group of travelling friends, Yossi was left to fend for himself for three weeks in the harshest environment on earth, the unchartered Bolivian Amazon. With no food and no water, Yossi discovered an animal strength, an innate desire to live that has changed his outlook on life forever.

In this short interview Yossi gives us an exclusive insight into why he took that treacherous journey, his darkest moments and how he pulled through in the hopes that we can each take away a lesson in resilience.


How To Conquer Public Speaking

Giving a speech can be a joy or a disaster. It can make you feel ten feet tall, or that you want to disappear into the ground. It can be a humiliating, embarrassing ordeal, or an exciting, empowering and uplifting triumph in which you persuade, entertain, motivate and even move the audience.


Why I Deleted Facebook

I recently took the bold step of deleting Facebook... and the experience was incredibly revealing.

Now I guess I should be clear up front. I haven't dropped out of the Facebook world entirely – doing so would spell almost certain death socially and commercially. However, a few weeks ago I did take the dramatic step of deleting the Facebook App off my smartphone and only checking my feed when on my laptop.


Your 5 Minute 'Greatness' Reset

The saying goes that mediocrity is the enemy of greatness, that by settling for good enough we never achieve our full potential.


Beat The 3pm Slump!

We all fear the 3pm slump, that time in the day when productivity nose dives and we mentally check out.

Whether you yourself are battling this feeling, or you notice that your team experiences a slump mid-afternoon, Dr Adam Fraser, in this exclusive preview of his e-video program, gives us the tools to fight the fatigue and get everything done by sunset!


Stress – 3 Ways to Survive!

After becoming separated from his friends in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, Yossi Ghinsberg survived three harrowing weeks in one of the worlds' most dangerous environments.

It was this experience that has lead Yossi on a journey of self-discovery that has seen him captivate hundreds of thousands of people across the world with his tales of strength, collaboration and above all, our innate power to survive.

In this heartfelt article, Yossi asks us to call upon our animal instincts to survive the everyday stresses that plague us at this busy time of year.


How to Escape a Workplace Productivity Rut

By now, you've internalized the basics of time management in an effort to maximize your productivity. You know you must be self-disciplined, shut down distractions, eliminate time-wasters, improve information handling, and make every effort to smooth out your workflow.

The problem is, you can do everything right and still end up with poor results if you're not careful.


Winning The Battle For Personal Relevance

As new technologies continue to change the pace and nature of the workplace, individuals face the ever-growing challenge of remaining ahead of the curve.


Celebrating in Relationships

You only have to look at the climbing divorce rates to realise that our romantic relationships are suffering.


Be The Change

We don't like change. We say we do. We say things like "a change is as good as a holiday", but we don't mean it. Just try putting "change" in a staff member's remuneration package in place of their annual leave and see how far that gets you.


Forget First Impressions

You only get one chance to make a first impression! This has been the catch cry of many a self help book for, well for forever. Some even get very technical and give you clear metrics to adhere to, “People make their minds up about you in 1/10 of a second so make that time count”. But psychology shows us that there is a simple and more powerful formula to winning people over?


The 2 Minute Rule

As you probably know, I am constantly studying time saving, organisation and productivity.

The reason is simple. If we can find just one technique that can make us more productive in business, over 5 or 10 years the impact can be extraordinary.

Today I’d like to talk about a ridiculously simple technique that can make a phenomenal improvement to how much you achieve.


Work-life balance and taking care of the Canary

In a recent closing keynote, in front of a large group of HR professionals in the Telecommunications Industry, I sought to provoke those assembled with a few challenges. Following are a few of those things that still stand out for me today.


Getting Rid of the Politics in Your Office

One of the biggest killers of productivity is not a lack of innovation, productive systems or visionary thinking, its politics. UK studies show that the average manager wastes one and a half days a week on dealing with politics. When people focus on internal petty issues it is incredibly distracting and they spend less time executing and getting work done. Also politics results in a tremendous amount of negative emotion in the organisation leading to poorer performance.


That’s why you’re paid the big bucks!

Ever heard this statement? I have. More times than I care to remember and it was usually at a time where I was being asked to make an important decision on the spot; without the data, background and information necessary to make an intelligent choice.

"But that's why you're paid the big bucks.."


The Billionaire Teacher

I recently presented at the world congress for Human Resources (Horizon put on by AHRI). The starting keynote was by Steve Wozniack, the co-founder of apple computers. What an impressive guy. Not only did he single handedly design the first personal computer, he was also involved in the design of the calculator and GPS technology. You could say that he has been one of the most influencial people of his generation. However there were two things about him that stood out the most.


Why Sales People Fail

It's commonly believed that sales people fail for 4 key reasons: Lack of persistence,a poor presentation, laziness and not enough proactivity.

If only it were that simple.

I have studied the art and science of effective sales for over 20 years and I believe there are numerous other factors that lead to sales failure.


How will you bounce forward into the new financial year?

Sam Cawthorn travels the world looking for patterns with individuals, teams and organisations that determine how they turn crisis and disaster into opportunity.

No stranger to disaster, Sam is living proof that sometimes your best chance at greatness arises from adversity.

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