Monthly Archives: May 2012

Balance Really Does Improve Productivity

May 30, 2012

Ernst & Young released it’s Australian Productivity Pulse Survey this week with some interesting results. Despite the current economic slowdown it showed that a third of Australian workers waste almost a quarter of their day at work, with their lack of productivity costing businesses more than $41 billion each year in wages alone. Thankfully the results also highlighted the need for balance, rather than working longer hours. So if you’re struggling to keep motivated, feeling insecure in your job, or frustrated that you’re not doing your best here’s how to readjust the balance…

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Why You Need To Be A Career Detective

May 23, 2012

Do you remember at school being taught not to copy other people? I distinctly remember holding my hand over my work when I didn’t want anyone else to see what I was doing, or wishing that I could get a glimpse of what my mates where writing when I was stuck and didn’t know the answers. Of course cheating isn’t a strategy I’d recommend to anyone, but a professional adult the tides have turned and if you’re not doing it already, you really should be seeking out the best and emulating them to get ahead in your career. Here’s why…

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How To Reduce Stress By Cleaning Up Your Relationships

May 16, 2012

Good quality personal and professional relationships help reduce stress and depression, and increase your sense of well-being and happiness. However, one of the biggest mistakes people making in trying to achieve success and happiness is that they tolerate an unsupportive environment, which includes the people you spend time with. If you want to enjoy your career and social life more, it’s time to clean out your relationships and follow these 5 steps to building a great network

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How To Survive Doing Boring Work

May 8, 2012

Practically every workplace and job has something boring about it, so from time to time we all have to endure trying to muster the motivation to do a task that sends us to sleep. Unfortunately this is when procrastination often kicks in, and in most cases the boring work has gotta be done – like it or not! So what can you do to get motivated and through these tasks more quickly?

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Why Sloppy Is Better Than Perfect

May 1, 2012

I remember going to interviews back in my corporate life and being proud to state that perfectionism was one of my strengths. Oh how wrong I was! You see, striving for something that doesn’t exist is pretty foolish, and it can really hold your career and business back if you continue on a quest for something mythical. Here’s why…

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