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How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

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Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

Self-described as “web developer by day, dancer by night”, Aidan Feldman leads technological change across the US Federal Government, including the adoption of DevOps methodologies across the US public sector. Aidan has coded extensively for the US Government in sites including the World Trade Centre, The White House (where he was involved in a hackathon … Continue reading Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

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PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

Is ‘delivering better services’ an outcome or output? Is it a KPI or even something measurable? Performance Management Specialist Mark Hocknell is working with government to achieve clarity in outcomes measurement and erase some of the misconceptions around ‘traditional’ methods of writing KPIs and assessing outputs.  Mark attributes, at least in part, the transition from … Continue reading PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

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Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

Cath Jules started Criterion Conferences with a desk, phone and computer in the corner of a friend’s office. Ten years on, the company is a bustling hub of 70+ people driving social change and solutions to the biggest challenges facing Australian businesses.  Given the evolution of the company, Criterion saw it fit to re-define the … Continue reading Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

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Oct 19

Out of the office and into the kitchen

A team of 15 Criterion employees traded their phones for ladles and keyboards for chopping boards to cook for those in need last Thursday.  Our Big Kitchen is a community-run industrial kitchen preparing meals for disadvantaged people across Sydney and Criterion was eager to assist.  Staff embodied the company purpose, bringing people together to inspire … Continue reading Out of the office and into the kitchen

14
Oct 19

COTA’s Ian Yates on the Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report

Ian Yates, CEO of COTA, believes the aged care sector has reached a critical junction as we await release of the Interim Report and the new era its release heralds. “Discussing the report but more than that, discussing positively how we respond to the issues that’ve been raised to the Royal Commission and making issues … Continue reading COTA’s Ian Yates on the Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report

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Oct 19

Can you crack the code?

“Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.” – Patrick McKenzie A good developer is a good problem solver. While programming is arguably a creative exercise of creating something out of nothing, for it to take flight the programmer must first overcome a … Continue reading Can you crack the code?

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Oct 19

Will new taskforce put the lock on university data?

Following a year of prolific cyber attacks on Australian Universities, a new federal government taskforce will address resilience against foreign interference.  Containing equal representation from universities and government agencies, the University Foreign Interference Taskforce will have a core focus on ensuring universities are “resilient to unauthorised access, manipulation, disruption or damage”. The cyber security working … Continue reading Will new taskforce put the lock on university data?

08
Oct 19

Quick Reference Guide to Talking to Staff about their Mental Health

Nearly 70% of people are uncomfortable disclosing a mental illness to an employer; 35% said it wasn’t even a possibility. Of people taking sick leave due to depression, 40% hid the fact from their boss. If you notice changes in a colleague or employee, it’s important to have the conversation and let them know they … Continue reading Quick Reference Guide to Talking to Staff about their Mental Health

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Oct 19

How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

Author:Jan Jones

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™