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Using Goals to Navigate Through COVID-19

Goal setting is something that does not come naturally to me. I’ve always thought that setting goals was a bit “wishy-washy” and that if you wanted to do something, just get in and do it. Why did you need to talk about it, write it down and explain the steps? In my mind, that was

The Last Dance – COVID-19 version

The last few months have brought a lot of change to my every day life. I never thought that things could change so dramatically within a day. Monday was a day like any other. I would go to work, have face to face interviews, lunch with my colleagues and go to my soccer training. On

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BEST? Tips to bring your “A” game now

If ever there was a time to be at your best, it is now. Life is tough at the moment and it is swinging punches at us with a fury like never before.  We can curl up and be pummeled or bring our “A” game and start punching back.  Of course, I mean this figuratively

Leadership through crisis

Leadership through a crisis

Well 2020 has sprung us all a few surprises – and not the good kind! Here in Australia, we started the year with severe droughts, severe bushfires and then, of course, the biggest impact to the global economy we have seen in a lifetime: a global pandemic in the form of Covid-19. So how do

Optimum Advice Episode 3 – HR Metrics

We are continuing our ‘Optimum Versus Bad Advice’ series with one of Jason’s favourite topics – HR Metrics. Everyone in business these days will be familiar with the expression ‘what gets measured gets done’. But does that mean that things that aren’t measured don’t get done? And if we assume that we can’t measure everything,

Optimum Advice Episode 2 – Balance Your Team

We are continuing our Optimum Advice vlog series, and in today’s second episode we look at whether ‘hiring for culture-fit’ is good advice in an age where diversity is so important. In doing so, we will offer up a slightly better way of looking at this topic – balancing your team – as a strategy

Optimum Advice Episode 1: Balance Your Strengths

At Optimum Consulting, we are really keen to ensure our customers have access to the best advice available. There is plenty of bad advice out there. With this in mind, we started creating a video series that we call OPTIMUM v BAD ADVICE. In our inaugural episode, Jason looks at the common advice to develop

A great time for great advice.

Let’s agree, COVID-19 is already changing the global business environment in ways that could not have been imagined in January 2020. It is the pace of change that has caught everyone by surprise and whilst many things may return to ‘normal’ at some point in the future, there are some things that will have changed

2020…Business as unusual

If someone had told me eighteen months ago that I’d be working and living in a new city, I wouldn’t have believed them. I was happy enough in my routine, I was comfortable with where I was at. As 2019 began to draw to a close,  I chose to reflect on the year. Was I satisfied