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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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Mar 20

Is your school paralysed by data?

“I think so many schools and systems are paralysed by the quantitative and technical elements of data that they’re not actually drilling down to the most important thing – the child at the centre.”  – Jacqui Zervos, Brisbane Grammar School Data is one of the most powerful tools to inform, engage and optimise education practices … Continue reading Is your school paralysed by data?

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Mar 20

The neuroscience of finding your Flow

Many of us are familiar with the euphoria of finding your Flow. Whether you’re playing an instrument, competing in sport, or blazing through your work, the task happens effortlessly, a seamless rhythm of action and outcome on repeat.  When we are in our Flow we are more productive, our brain minimises distractions and our output … Continue reading The neuroscience of finding your Flow

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Mar 20

Embedding design thinking in high density housing

Between 2011 and 2016, Australia gained 1,037 new citizens per day.  State governments are working to overcome challenges in planning to accommodate population growth in a way that limits urban sprawl and maintains the liveability of our major cities. Higher density development is key in providing housing close to urban amenities and employment opportunities. Approximately … Continue reading Embedding design thinking in high density housing

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Mar 20

Rebuilding Christchurch as a Smart City

Christchurch, all but flattened by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 2011, is grasped the opportunity to rebuild for the better. The city is harnessing 21st century technology and is quickly becoming a shining example of how a smart city can function.  “We weren’t left with a blank slate, but the 2010/11 earthquakes really did get … Continue reading Rebuilding Christchurch as a Smart City

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Mar 20

“There’s no disaster without some silver lining” – Why COVID-19 could offer some opportunities for Universities

While the world watches on anxiously for updates regarding COVID-19 (or colloquially coronavirus), higher education institutions across multiple countries have been impacted.  With travel restrictions and extended waits for visa approval, the international education market has ground to an uncertain halt. Yet Kylie Colvin, Director of Strategy, Development and Delivery at the University of Nottingham … Continue reading “There’s no disaster without some silver lining” – Why COVID-19 could offer some opportunities for Universities

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Mar 20

Embedding a change culture in your aged care facility

“You’re building a culture of innovation is freedom” – Jennifer Stuart Smith, Chief Executive Officer, James Milson Village As aged care providers continue to digest the Interim Report of the Royal Commission and await the changes the final report will bring, the time to develop a culture of change and innovation is now. Jennifer Stuart … Continue reading Embedding a change culture in your aged care facility

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Mar 20

Your Checklist for Building a Data Sharing Culture

While Australia is ranked as one of the most-ready countries in the world for Open Data,  organsiations will need to continue adapting to new data sharing legislation and work to integrate data sharing as business as usual. While policies and processes are important, complete integration is difficult without a culture shift. When a culture of … Continue reading Your Checklist for Building a Data Sharing Culture

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Mar 20

Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals

Violence against health workers is a global issue, with up to 38% of health workers suffering physical violence at some point in their careers. Many more are threatened or exposed to verbal aggression from patients and visitors.  Different countries have developed varying responses to the concerning trend. The interventions below, which aim to prevent violence … Continue reading Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals