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Three Cheers

This past weekend I joined 10,000 other people for the annual Gold Coast half marathon (another 5,000 did the full marathon and thousands of others the 10K, 5.7K or wheelchair races). It's a great weekend on the beautiful Gold Coast in winter.I was again struck by the role the spectators play in this event. All the way along the route [...]

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The Body Language Pocketbook Review

The Body Language Pocketbook Review By Max A Eggert Drawings by Phil hailstone Management Pocketbooks 2012Even if we are not trained in the art of body language, it is all around us, and understanding the basics helps us to interpret what other people are saying, thinking and feeling - it also helps you become a more [...]

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Visual Leaders By David Sibbet Book Review

Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization ChangeBy David SibbetWiley, 2013. 228 pagesReview By Aubrey Warren“Leaders, more than ever, need to know how to use visual tools, manage visual practitioners and their work, and understand how to help their entire organisation be visually literate – especially if you don’t think of yourself as [...]

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Getting From Here To There By Aubrey Warren

I’ve recently enjoyed reading (and recommending) Marshall Goldsmith’s book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Essentially, the book explains that sometimes the achievements and skills that got us to the successful place we are (“here”) blind us to other, more powerful, things that may be preventing us from improving and growing further (“there”).Goldsmith [...]

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10 Top Tips For Effective Communication

By Sarah PallettCommunication skills are the most powerful tool available for improving almost any situation, whether at home, work or socially. In the workplace effective communication can have a significant impact on staff morale and productivity as well as in the areas of meetings, presenting, coaching, mentoring, facilitating and training.By working to [...]

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Leading with Focus By Aubrey Warren

How focused was your day? Or, to put it another way, how clear are you about what you did and achieved?Focus is one of the great challenges of much contemporary work. So many things clamour for our attention, so many interruptions clutter our schedules and so many things change in our plans that sometimes we [...]

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Top Ten Tips For Using Social & Digital Media In Training

Paul Darigan - a Social Media Manager within the public sector - offers ten tops tips and ideas on how to use social and digital media to enhance learning and engage learners. They can be used before, during and after the core training session to engage the audience, improve learning transfer and add fun and [...]

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Interview: How To Engage The Learner

Sandra O'Neill is a Certified Trainer and Director of The Marketing Division, she has over 20 years experience working with companies - advising and training them in the areas of business, marketing and sales.  She runs bespoke training and workshops for various businesses throughout Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.We asked Sandra a few questions on [...]

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Connected Leadership

Every day we connect with other people. And it’s through those connections that we get things done.The connections we have, the connections we create and the connections we sustain enable us to accomplish our goals. Whether we are trying to accomplish those things directly or through others, the quality of our connections will directly influence [...]

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The Importance of Developing Soft Skills

A recent UK survey of people in the L&D industry found that, for the first time in 5 years, "leadership" was relegated to 2nd place when businesses and individuals were asked "what is their professional development priority for the year ahead?"  This year's top spot went to "soft skills" - In this article we look [...]

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