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Resources, tips and information to career management. Find details on how to prepare yourself for interviews, write a powerful and sellable resume and ensure you are getting noticed by global recruiters and more.

Virtual Body Language.
Communication technology has completely changed the way we connect with people to conduct business; It has opened global markets and fostered the use of geographically dispersed teams – including multiple site organizations and remote or ...
Your Strategy Says More About Your Organisation Than You Realise.
Qantas hasn’t fared well in the last decade; in February 2004 they announced a half-year profit before tax of $530m, a couple of months ago in March 2014, they instead announced a loss of $252m
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - May 2014.
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Job-Search Advice For A New Class of Graduating Millennials.
As another group of Millennials prepares to graduate from college and high school, many of them may be repeating the same job-search mistakes of their predecessors – and contributing to their own 'career fails
3 Rules of Successful Networking for Introverts.
Everyone can network – even introverts - Let's define networking: According to Miriam-Webster Dictionary, networking is 'the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically:  the cultivation of...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2014.
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Managing performance: The Pygmalion Effect of Leadership.
Intro: When we have expectations of people and communicate them, more often than not those expectations will be met; If they are not met, we can generally be assured that the people’s behaviour and attitude is much more pos...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - March 2014.
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Bullies in the Workplace.
I met Brenda when she managed a 2,000-person department for a Fortune 500 company;  Brought in to help her with an upcoming change initiative, I was impressed by Brenda’s intelligence, creativity, political savvy, and dedication to her job
Is it a Dream or a Vision.
Every one of us has a vision of some type; for some it may simply be to live a good life with a decent income, being healthy and sending our kids to school, for others it may be to become successful in business, own our own home, become wea...
Failure can be a Learning Experience.
Success isn’t automatic and it isn’t a disgrace to fail, many famous people have failed in their lifetime; In fact, failure is one of the best learning experiences that exists
Critical Thinking is Necessary.
What do you think of when you are challenged by circumstance? Do you think of the danger or the opportunity?   John F Kennedy is quoted as saying: 'The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis', one brush stroke stands for d...
When Your Past Success Becomes An Obstacle
There are two kinds of change — incremental and discontinuous — that are taking place simultaneously and constantly in today’s business organizations
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Feb 2014.
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The Office Romance: Pros, Cons and Cautions.
Is the girl or guy in the next cubicle beginning to look awfully attractive? Maybe you'd like to strike up more than the usual office friendship, if so, what should you do and how should you go about it? Before you make your first move, g...
Hospitality Industry Service Leadership.
A 'business success plan' for the hospitality industry requires a new set of disciplines because knowledge acquisition of the changing technologies alone represents a challenge in and of itself; Strong service leadership skills will allow...
Developing High-Level Leaders in Hospitality: Advice for Retaining Female Talent.
Based on interviews with twenty women hospitality leaders, this report explores what hospitality firms can do to facilitate the advancement of women into the ranks of top leadership
Female Executives in Hospitality: Reflections on Career Journeys and Reaching the Top.
Structured interviews with twenty women who are top corporate executives or entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry revealed the talent, resourcefulness, and support required to achieve such a position
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Jan 2014.
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Leadership Attributes.
As a leader, you need to be able to manage your people effectively
Executive Lessons to Be Learned From Peter Drucker.
There is one information source that I know that I can always refer to for inspiration and guidance when it comes to executive coaching and leadership development – Peter Drucker
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Dec 2013.
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Reframing Negative Decision Making.
We have heard constantly about the mess left by the outgoing Labor Party and seen demonstrated what the Prime Minister does not believe in, but have heard very little about what the government believes in
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Nov 2013.
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The Etiquette Rules for Corporate Gifts.
Choosing a gift for your colleagues and clients during the holiday season can be a challenging task; it is not easy to come up with the perfect present while following business protocol for corporate gifts
Are the Days of the Christmas Card Numbered?
Christmas gives us the perfect excuse to get in touch with our valued customers and show our appreciation for their business and stay on their radar, but there’s a problem
Seven Deadly Sins of Boards.
Micromanagement:  Boards get involved in levels of detail that are not their responsibility, but rather, the responsibility of management
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Oct 2013.
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Etiquette for Effective Meetings.
Oh no, not another meeting! How many times have you heard that cry? Every business, regardless of its size, has meetings; they are a necessary part of getting things done
Flexibility - A Top Perk for Today's Employees.
Most of us have long known that life-work balance issues are a priority for today's workers, especially the Millennials; However, recently, Harris Interactive conducted a study for Mom Corps that confirmed the continuing importance of flexi...
The Pleasure Principle!
'How are you?' – an informal, routine 'asking after' I did with my cousin holding a serious, strategic and stressful position in the Navy had him telling me instantly, 'I am really enjoying my job
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Sept 2013.
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Number 1 Engagement Driver: Job Rewards.
A recent report just released by Ceridian confirms the belief when it comes to driving engagement, one size does not fit all of the generations; Moreover, it offers some valuable advice to leaders who want to engage and retain their top tal...
Do you want to be Successful? Here's how!
As a keen observer of people from different walks of life and their behaviour, I have come to the conclusion that success is not only the life-force of an Identity, but that it is also subjective
Do I Have To Treat My Employees Like Kids? Uh.... Sometimes.
The question of 'do I have to actually make my employees wear PPE' made it all the way to the full Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) last year
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Aug 2013.
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Rethinking A Glass Ceiling in the Hospitality Industry.
Despite well-publicized exceptions, women are the minority in the highest levels of executive leadership—a phenomenon traditionally attributed to workplace barriers collectively termed the glass ceiling
Top Ten Traits of a Professional.
We all need to interact with people who sell us their services or products; that is to say we have to, on a 24x7x365 basis, have an interface with workers who are skilled in some function or the other; a function that assists us in leading ...
After the Job Interview: A Handwritten Thank You or Not.
A subscriber recently sent me an email asking about handwritten thank you notes after the job interview
Do Conference Casual And Professionalism Mix?
As fall approaches, conferences and conventions loom large on our calendars and while some organizations use the summer months to take advantage of lower rates, most corporations recognize that their employees use this time to vacation with...
Do You Look Like a Liar?
Last May I spoke to MBA students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of a wonderful program called the Mastery in Communication Initiative
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - July 2013.
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Brainstorming vs. Blamestorming: Means to Enhance Company Productivity.
Exclusive Feature: Modern organizational structure dictates methods to enhance the overall productivity of an organization; most of them are associated with human resources management
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - June 2013.
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How to Reverse a Bad First Impression.
Have you ever said or done something awkward or unintended during an interview, a first time encounter with a potential client or meeting a new colleague? We all have goofed up at sometime or other and committed a faux pas that was irreve...
Verbal 'Tics' Reduce Your Credibility and Effectiveness.
Do you have any verbal 'tics?'  You do if you use a sound or a phrase over and over again while you are speaking
Can You Fire Someone For Being Too Sexy?
Is it possible to fire an employee because you think they are too sexy? In a recent case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court, the judges held that such an action is acceptable under the law
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - May 2013.
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The Characteristics Of A Good Leader.
I asked members of various groups on LinkedIn to share their thoughts on what they believe are the 'Characteristics of a Good Leader?'  Here are the results
Where to Get an MBA: Top 10 Study Destinations.
The top 10 destinations have remained relatively stable this year, with the same names featuring in this year’s report as appeared in 2012; the US and the UK, as ever, top the list
Solopreneurs: Avoid These Ten Personal Branding Mistakes.
Be bold! Grab attention! Yes, that's great advice when it comes to personal branding; the trouble arises when the advice gets implemented carelessly, thoughtlessly or inappropriately
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The 'X' Factor.
Saturday, 5th July 2014
There is no such thing as a 'Born Leader', when people talk about born leaders, what they are really referencing is the 'X' factor of leadership; What is the 'X' factor? Simply stated the 'X' factor is the willingness, the desire and the willpower to become an effective leader

Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - June 2014.
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Job-Search Advice For A New Class of Graduating Millennials.
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
As another group of Millennials prepares to graduate from college and high school, many of them may be repeating the same job-search mistakes of their predecessors – and contributing to their own 'career fails

Managing Change in a Growing Organisation.
Wednesday, 25th June 2014
Medium sized companies tend to suffer from leadership issues associated with their heritage, specifically, mid-sized companies often suffer from over-reliance on their founders, who are usually still in positions of power
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