Mental Health Week

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It’s mental health week which this year runs from Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th October. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on the same date: October 10th.  The primary purpose of these initiatives is to raise community awareness … Continue reading

Big Brother Bully … what were they thinking!

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Last week I had the unfortunate experience of watching part of a Big Brother episode.  To be absolutely clear I’m not a fan and would never usually choose to watch the show.  In fact, I’d rather watch just about anything … Continue reading

Ugly Bosses

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I came across a story on news.com.au that astounded me.   I’ve observed some unkind leadership acts in my time but this one takes the prize.  The story is about Carol Jumper, an American woman who was fired from her job … Continue reading

Practicing what I preach

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A few weeks back I wrote a blog titled ‘Trolls: we choose to let them in’.  At the heart of the message I shared is that we have the power choose the extent to which people affect us. I wrote, … Continue reading

Bursting Bubbles

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How often have you met someone who appears to operate in a world of their own, seemingly oblivious to the people and events going on around them?  Most of us have worked with the person who has little awareness of … Continue reading

Trolls: we choose to let them in

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It was fascinating to read an article on news.com.au titled ‘Confessions of an Internet Troll’.  Journalist Peter Hoare shares insight to his own experiences of Internet trolling and explains why he thinks people do it, and what they get from … Continue reading