I’m trying to decide whether to procrastinate… or not!

This article is authored by Jo O’Donovan and is originally published by Workplace Relationships. Procrastination...do you do it? Are you guilty, or is it something your putting off??? The dictionary says procrastination is: I want to champion the case FOR procrastination! I think there are times that a bit "humming and hawing" is totally called … Continue reading I’m trying to decide whether to procrastinate… or not!

37 conversation starters that make you instantly interesting

Whether you’re working up the courage to talk to an attractive stranger of feeling awkward at a social or business event, the conversation topics will get you off to a winning start. Conversation Topic: Ask for a helping hand “Helping questions are great conversation starters because when a person helps you it forms natural bonds. … Continue reading 37 conversation starters that make you instantly interesting

Booming age pension bill looms

This article is authored by Bernard Salt and is originally published by The Australian. In round numbers there are 25 million Australians including four million aged 65-and-over and who are, therefore, eligible to apply for the age pension depending on individual circumstances. That’s about a fifth of the population or a quarter of all voters. … Continue reading Booming age pension bill looms

The nightmare that’s been waiting to hit Australian women

This article is authored by Jenna Price and is originally published by The Age. It isn’t very often that I start crying midway through an interview. I’ve interviewed Marian Baird, professor of gender and employment relations at the University of Sydney, so many times over the years. But those first interviews were always about how … Continue reading The nightmare that’s been waiting to hit Australian women

3 Ways to Cope with a Toxic Office Culture

Every job comes with its own challenges and occasional stressful situations, but if you find yourself getting a case of the Monday blues every single day of the week, then you may be dealing with a toxic workplace. While there are accepted cultural differences with office dynamics such as pace, punctuality, and appropriate language, some … Continue reading 3 Ways to Cope with a Toxic Office Culture