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NAIDOC 2021: On ancient cultures, and modern workplaces

Posted on July 9, 2021 by Diversity Council Australia
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By Professor Deen Sanders OAM

Through his eyes…

Professor Deen Sanders OAM is a Worimi Man and Lead Partner at Deloitte. He shares his thoughts for NAIDOC week 2021.

As an Aboriginal person, it is my deeply held belief that every person benefits from living in better relationship with their … Read More

NAIDOC 2021: From standing alone to standing together

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Diversity Council Australia
Article image: Standing alone, standing together, John Janke

By John Paul Janke

I’ve always had a special connection to NAIDOC Week; it holds such special memories for me.

In the 1970s, I remember gatherings and street marches in Cairns with my family and when we moved to Canberra in the late 1970s – attending many community and public … Read More

What it means to be proud at work in 2021

Posted on July 1, 2021 by Chris Toussaint
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While you may have seen more colours than usual in your social feed over the last month during Pride*, it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns for LGBTQI+ people at work. Our level of acceptance and comfort varies from occupation to industry, geographic location and the size of the organisation.… Read More

How to maintain a positive professional reputation to achieve career success

Posted on June 7, 2021 by Renata Bernarde
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In managing the trajectory of your career, one of the most important assets you have is your reputation. What other people think of…

  • you as a colleague, leader, or team member,
  • your workplace performance, and
  • your behaviour around others, including clients and stakeholders.

…will impact their ability to consider you … Read More

Our push for better mental health. Are you up for the challenge?

Posted on June 1, 2021 by Candice Lewis
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Did you know that one in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year, yet only 46% of people seek help? It’s a complex challenge – for our loved ones and ourselves, but most of all, for the nine Australians who die by suicide every day.

That is why … Read More

Building trust to achieve maximum potential: A 6-point framework for high performance at work

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Bilal Khan
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I see trust as a currency. Each one of us starts with a certain amount when we initiate a professional relationship. Whether it be with colleagues or customers, you either build on it or lose it. And building trust requires consistent effort. Any gains in efficiency can be decimated if … Read More

Introversion v. Extroversion in leadership. Seems the jury’s still out.

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Anita Ziemer
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Is it a hidden advantage to be an introverted boss, or as an extrovert do you have additional horsepower in the table stakes of leadership? Prompted by The Hustle’s weekend newsletter, Why Introverts Make Great Leaders, it’s interesting to discover the parrying continues. I continue to be confused by … Read More

Unravelling the Spaghetti Matriciana (aka the crazy labour market)

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Anita Ziemer
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Three steps to hiring the best talent and at the right price.

Confused? It’s not just you. Right now the whole labour market is like a bowl of starchy spaghetti and you need to be super dextrous to unravel the threads to sate your appetite. You want the talent, but … Read More