Inspiration Archives - Optimum Consulting

Plans for the year ahead

The year 2018 has taught us a lot of things. Whether good or bad, we should not forget these lessons. So, if you are still thinking of some things that you want to do or change this year, check out this list that might help you boost your career. If you already have a list,

The Comfort Zone: Why should I get out of it?

We have all heard this phrase: “You have to get out of your Comfort Zone – you have to push yourself to the next level” But do we actually know what the Comfort Zone is and what are the pros (and cons) for pushing people out of it? What is The Comfort Zone? The comfort

Work life balance – the grand debate

‘Work life balance’ has been a hot topic for both employees and employers for some time now. It has been at the forefront of a lot of management meetings and having a healthy work life balance can be a challenge for businesses, but it can also have a serious impact on organisations. I meet with candidates daily

The Ride – A lesson in teamwork and mind control

There are so many great lessons we all learn from life. Some will be positive and some negative and some will have a greater impact on you than others. Earlier this year, myself alongside 36 others took on a challenge and rode a bike from Brisbane to Townsville to raise money for cancer research and

Are you spreading yourself too thin?

Do you start early and finish late? Are you the kind of person that always says yes to more work? Do you feel like you’re at a breaking point? If so, you could be at risk of burnout. But what is burnout? Well since you asked, burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental

Memory and Team Performance

Is relying on memory damaging the experience and performance of your team? Many years ago I found myself moving into a Senior Leadership position in a fast-growing global company.  At the time I was horribly unprepared for the experience and essentially had to make things up as I was going along.  It seems learning on

Tips to Mould your Path in HR – From a Recent Graduate.

We all have dreams of careers as kids. Going through high school, the biggest question posed at me was: “What will you be studying at university?” My dreams for a career started with wanting to be a Doctor or a Lawyer. Yes, far-fetched, bold and typical, I know. However, in those days, not so long

Setting the right goals – the difference between success and failure.

I recently watched a TED talk where the topic was “Why the secret to success is setting the right goals”. This is a hot topic for most managers and employees right now and is the forefront of a number of HR and people conversations. The biggest thing I took out of the talk was that

The Wake Up Call We Need

I use an alarm to get out of bed midweek. I set it early enough for me to get up, shower and get ready for work and have breakfast before heading off for work. Usually, I don’t get up straight away and put the alarm back on sleep; not really sure why this habit has