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Popularity in a Pandemic

A few months ago I wrote an article during the devastating bushfire season – which seems like a lifetime ago now. I spoke of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the crisis, and how his credibility and branding took a huge hit due to numerous factors. I remember at the time, you couldn’t turn on

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The Way We Work is Changing, But Should the Way We Interview Too?

It seems just as soon as we adapted to the remote way of working, most, if not all of us, already have a plan in place to start filtering back into an office environment. Personally, I couldn’t be happier about it. I didn’t adapt as well as some, and as luxurious as it once sounded

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

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

Luckily we already had our Performance Drumbeat in place.

One of the things that has stood out for us as a company over the last few weeks has been that despite the obvious upheaval, our method of supporting team performance (we call it a Performance Drumbeat) hasn’t had to change too much.  Yes we have made adjustments, however at a time when there is

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 Six Point Checklist to Manage the Coronavirus Impact on your People

In these uncertain times with the impact of COVID-19, it’s critically important to have a robust crisis management plan. Whilst there are many things that are outside of our control, there are also plenty of things that are within our control. It is about controlling the controllables, and that is what this article is all

The high ROI of strong workplace foundations

I promise that this article will not become yet another about that virus, there are already plenty of those circling the internet.  Suffice to say that it is an interesting time for workplaces and their leaders right now, one that will test our capabilities. Instead, this article is about the importance of sustainable strategies that

Climb Hurdles To Benefit From Change

So far, the beginning of this year has been full of change for me. I have moved into a new soccer team; my partner has decided to progress with a new career; and last weekend, we moved into a new house. I do not mind change, however, if there are too many things changing in