Leadership

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

Career Tips – Ensure Your Skills Remain Transferable

In October 2017 I wrote Evolution is Unstoppable, an article demonstrating how customer loyalty doesn’t last forever.  Loyalty is challenged when people have the luxury of choice… often the new options are better, faster and cheaper.  At that time, Holden had just ended its Australian motor vehicle manufacturing and the once mighty “Roaring Lion” was

Dad/Life/Work Balance

For my wife and I, having our first child was a brilliant moment in both of our lives. February 10, 2019 was a heck of day, actually, so was the night of the 9th! From this point on my wife and I embarked on a challenging year with new and diverse obstacles. My wife and

Diversity In The Workplace – More Than Just Meeting A Quota

Diversity in the workplace is becoming a more and more prominent issue in today’s society with organisations having ‘quotas’ in terms of male to female ratios to achieve gender balance. I was having a conversation with a group of male and female friends about this recently and it turned into a somewhat lively discussion about

Tips to Handle Change

Not only is 2020 a new year but also the start of a new decade. Exciting times! 2020 will of course bring with it a word that we hear a lot but may not like all the time, a word that excites some but that can dis-engage others, a word that that can evoke different

How to Cope with Change

2019 has been a big year for me with many changes; I think probably the most change I have gone through at any point in my life, both personally and professionally. I’m sure I am not alone in saying I’m not a fan of change, but the one constant in life is change and we