Slade Group Blog

Peering into the Murky Crystal Ball – Part 1

Posted on May 18, 2020 by David Simpson
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In Part 1 – The Inevitables, the first in this special three-part series, Executive Coach and freelance blogger for The Slade Report, David Simpson, offers some observations on the factors at play in determining the new normal. David has been a past CEO of global organisations, working in cities across Read More

7 down to earth Wellness Building Blocks during isolation

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Laurie Serafini
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Wait, wait, don’t scroll down, this is not just another COVID-19 blog. This is 7 down to earth Wellness Building Blocks during isolation.

Seriously though, I had the pleasure of hearing Taylor Johnson from Roots Reboot speak yesterday about the 7 Building Blocks to Wellness, and lord knows we … Read More

How facing off against the unknown led me to certainty

Posted on May 6, 2020 by Jason Molyneux
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Standing at a sheer 1986 metres tall and casting a shadow over the Alpine National Park, Mt Bogong (the local Aboriginal name for the mountain roughly translates to The Big Fella) holds the rugged crown of the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia. Mt Bogong proved its status as a … Read More

Diggers. Shining a light on our current hardship.

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Samantha Cotgrave
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My grandfather was a Digger – a Navigator for the RAAF in WW2 in New Guinea and the Coral Sea. He saw the best and worst in men, fighting on both sides. He rarely spoke of it, but when I was nine years old, he took our whole family on … Read More

This will be a thing. Face masks in the workplace.

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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I had never understood face mask wearing in public. To me, face masks indicated a cultural misunderstanding, a weird convention I couldn’t grasp. Were the wearers suggesting our pollution levels were up there with Shanghai’s, were we particularly foul mouthed, or were they themselves escapees from some infectious sanatorium? 

I’ve now … Read More


Posted on April 14, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.

Thanks Joni Mitchell

I’m grateful this week. Enormously grateful to our Federal Government for the recently legislated JobKeeper initiative. Grateful that six million Australians might … Read More

From little things… Easter, a time for renewal

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Samantha Cotgrave
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It was while waiting to cross at the lights on Spring Street last week, standing (suitably) apart from a couple on my walk home, when I overheard one say, “Things will really get bad when Bunnings closes.”

I wanted to step closer and join that conversation. Unable to, I’m thinking … Read More

Perspective on pandemic panic requires hope and resilience

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Catherine DeVrye
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Yes, we indeed live in unprecedented times – but haven’t there always been unprecedented times in human history?

There is no room for corona complacency during this current medical and economic crisis. Yet, in spite of cancelled travel, cancelled conferences and investment losses, I find myself safely at home, extremely … Read More