How To Communicate With Your Team During Difficult Times?

As our day to day continues to be disrupted and there are a lot of unknowns over the coming weeks, leaders all over Australia are fielding some difficult questions. You cannot say with any certainty when your team will return to the office, or what things will look like when they do return. But despite […]

How To Be A Leader When Self-Doubt Shows Up?

Sue McKenzie is Founder & Principal of Orange Coaching. Having spent over 25 years leading large and small teams, she became fascinated by the thinking and behaviour patterns that contribute to successful organisations. Sue now works with organisations globally developing leaders and teams to emulate those patterns to create successful organisations where great people thrive. […]

Working From Home – A Parent’s View

As I come to the end of week five of working from home, I reflect back to six weeks ago and realise nothing could have prepared me for what was going to happen. COVID-19 was in the news for a few weeks and I was pretty sure it was not going to hit us that […]

Cyber-Security – Protect Your Business During COVID-19

Deepak is an Information Security and Risk Assurance professional with over 17 years’ experience. He provides risk advisory and assurance services for a diverse range of organisations, working in various sectors including Defence, Security Consulting, Financial Services and Telecommunications. He has built valuable knowledge and experience on security engagements, further developing his expertise working with […]

Quarantine: How To Safeguard Your Mental Well-Being

Many of us are into week four or five of working from home. The novelty has worn off and thoughts are turning to the preservation of mental health. People can be feeling lonely, disconnected from their friends and family, struggling to stay motivated or unable to switch off from work. A number of people we […]

Work-Life Balance: The Impossible Dream?

Ah, work-life balance. We must hear that phrase every day. Philosopher Alain de Botton said that “There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” I would say it is almost an impossible task; with the glow of technology we are all available 24-7. Not sure about you, but I often […]

How To Retain Your Best Team Members

It’s that time of year again. The New Year party is over, everyone is resolved to be in the gym seven days a week and inevitably members of your team have started looking for a job. At any one time it is estimated that 40% of the total workforce are going to start looking for […]

What To Do When Your New Hire Is Not Working Out

You’ve offered the role and they’ve accepted. Hooray! But if you have ever hired someone who was clearly struggling after a few months into the job, you probably know that sinking feeling of wondering if you made a hiring mistake. Here’s five action points to help you make that decision: Action #1: Review Their Training […]

How To Manage a “Tricky” Team Member

I was sitting having a coffee with a client last week. He talked at length about his team and how there was a problematic team member. She’d been there a long time, really knows her work inside-out, regarded as a “high performer”, but constantly creates issues in the team. When they do speak to her […]

Six Things I Learned In Our First Year Of Business

Hitting our first year was a real milestone. We started out gung-ho, inevitably hit some roadblocks, rode the ups-and-downs, and kept peddling as fast as we could to keep the momentum moving forward. But I think it’s really important to reflect and look at what we have achieved in the last 12 months and talk […]