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The Benefits of High-Performance Workplaces

The phrases ‘ fast-paced environment’ or ‘high-performing workplace’ get thrown around in job ads and by recruiters every day, but what does a high-performing workplace actually look like, and what are the benefits of it?   A high-performing workplace is a management style that gives employees higher responsibilities and more involvement in decisions. This style

How to improve focus and increase productivity

Ways to Stay Focussed and Increase Productivity

Focus is how we pay attention or concentrate on a particular task. It plays such a large part in our day to day success, not only in the workplace but in our everyday lives, but not talked about nearly as often as it should be.  Over the last few years, I have really had to

why ongoing learning is good for you

Professional Development – Why Ongoing Learning Is Good For You

Ongoing learning is important for a range of reasons, but here I’m focusing on three benefits.  The first two relate to the workplace, with improvement in your job satisfaction, and your career prospects.  The third is for your health. 1. Being continually stimulated at work Starting a new job or career is exciting.  This is largely because everything

benefits of working in a great company

12 years – The career I never saw coming

This time, last month, I celebrated my 12-year anniversary working with Optimum Consulting Group. Gosh, I still remember my first day like it was yesterday. I was green, and I had no idea that I was entering an organisation or an industry that would soon become a long-term career. It was a career I never

Are psychometric assessments really that important?

In short, heck yeah. Now more than ever. Psychometric assessments have often been underrated, undervalued and quite underestimated. The sheer power of insight they provide can steer an individual to an enhanced state of consciousness, to be truly self-aware and hopefully to harness the insight towards personal and professional development. The insight for an employer

Career Defining Moments – Part 3 “Pushing Through”

(Check out the Career Defining Moments series.  Click for Part 1 and Part 2). You know that feeling when you are working your tail off, churning out quality work and enjoying a run of success that just keeps rolling?  It feels amazing… you’re on fire!  You are a high achiever and ever reliable.   Personal

A few takeaways from the life and career of legend Ash Barty

Like many Australians last month, the news of Ash Barty’s retirement from Tennis came as a bit of a shock, only two months after winning the 2022 Australian Open and ranked as number one. In an interview she said “I don’t have the physical drive, the emotional want and everything it takes to challenge yourself

3 Tips to Help Brace Yourself for Change in the Workplace

A change is as good as a holiday! You would no doubt already have heard the saying. But when it comes to the workplace, is this really the case? Of course – it all just depends on what type of holiday we are talking about. See 3 essential tips on how to set yourself up

5 Steps to Manifesting Results and Bringing Your Goals to Life

5 Steps to Manifesting Results and Bringing Your Goals to Life

We’re a quarter of the way through 2022. Work is hectic. The family has demands of you. Someone you know has had COVID. You’re barely making it week to week and are hanging out for those long weekends coming up. That new year’s resolution you had to go to the gym every day – now