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World Mental Health Day

Posted on 10 October, 2019 at 3:40

Today is World Mental Health Day and I've made my mental health promise to Help reduce stigma around mental illness to make way for more people to seek help https/1010.org.au/mhp/promise-23843/.

Mental Health is no longer a secret to be kept from the workplace but we still have work to do to make it more visible and to ensure people are safe to disclose if they wish to. ...

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Pass it on

Posted on 24 September, 2019 at 1:05

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

Incivility is contagious but so is respect

To quote a recent Gartner Survey (June 2019), 'the data reveals that the number one reason employees cite for leaving their job is respect, or lack of it. Respect rose seven places in 1Q19 to become the leading driver of attrition among Australian workers.'

Employees who feel respected i...

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'Silence is golden, but sometimes it's just plain yella'

Posted on 2 September, 2019 at 20:50

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay

A good friend once quoted her Mum to me "Silence is golden, but sometimes it's just plain yella", I loved the quote so much that it lives permanently on my office whiteboard.

Is what looks like an amiable culture really just a culture of suffering in silence for some workplaces? Am I a coward if I don't speak up, am I an aggressor if I do? E...

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Do you have a mentor?

Posted on 14 August, 2019 at 19:25

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay 


A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to hear a brilliant speaker who within her presentation spoke about the amazing value of having sponsors and mentors. She really made me think about who I have in my corner, who inspires and pushes me and supports me to be the best I can be.

I often speak to groups of managers about the importance of peer...

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Stress Less

Posted on 23 July, 2019 at 19:00

Stress less this Stress Down Day


Today (Wednesday 24th July) is National Stress Down Day, an initiative designed to reduce stress and raise funds for Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support service.

I love my work, I love a deadline, I love training and I love a challenge.  I'm also a small business owner, a sometimes perfectionist, a little bit of a control...

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Are you supportive? Always?

Posted on 1 July, 2019 at 0:00

 Photo by Artem Beliaikin @belart84 on Unsplash

How supported a person feels can make a crucial difference in whether stressful workplace situations escalate into problems.  So my question is; Is it difficult to support a co-worker?  I think the first answer for most people is 'no, of course not' — great answer!  With prodding however, 'no, of course not' sometimes becomes, 'well, it depends', who...

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Integrity wins

Posted on 11 June, 2019 at 20:10

Respect needs trust, trust needs respect and personal integrity should be at the forefront.

I've been thinking a lot about complaints lately and I've decided I just don't like them. Don't get me wrong there needs to be a process where issues can be raised and the vulnerable are protected but my concern is about the emotions that get in the way and hijack the process of respectful negotiations and resolutions. Com...

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Internal reporting? Is it safe?

Posted on 21 May, 2019 at 8:50

 Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I met a young man named Jack Murray from Resolve Advisors, at the No More Harm conference I attended a couple of months ago. Jack and his team are working on a platform called Elker – Elker is being developed as a potential answer to the issue of feeling safe and protected when you want to speak openly and honestly about issues in a ...

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Shame

Posted on 30 April, 2019 at 3:45

 Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

In my last blog I mentioned the emotion shame, I would like to explore that a little further...

Inappropriate workplace behaviours (including bullying) have the capacity to evoke many different emotional responses. Shame is one, others may be; embarrassment, disbelief, humiliation, guilt, fear and/or anger, amongst others.

T...

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Kindness is free! and so is Respect!

Posted on 1 April, 2019 at 19:45

Photo by James Hammond on Unsplash

Freshly inspired from the 20 presentations I sat in on (and the many more that I wanted to) at the No More Harm Conference https/nomoreharm.com.au last week, I thought I might share some quotes from my 29 pages of scribbled notes.

Here they are;

'Be willing, take responsibility, be vulnerable'
'Repair harm, defend against sh...

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