That Dreaded Feedback

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The end of the year usually finds us waiting in trepidation for the required and timed ‘Feedback’ interview. When someone says to you, “I just want to give you some feedback”, we often cringe and expect negative remarks on how we could have done something better than we did. We regularly need to give ‘feedback’ to staff and employees yet this word can be frightening, negative and makes us assume the worst. It makes us […]

10 Ways to Escape Management Stress

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The stress burn-out rates for our small business owners, middle and upper management personnel is frightening and critically disturbing. Among these administrative and business positions, we have a high rate of divorce, stress, anxiety, depression and related health issues. We all understand the pressures on business owners and management, yet they continue to drive themselves hard to ensure that bottom line is met or improved and often at the expense of themselves and their family. […]

One-tenth Aboriginal – does that mean the other nine-tenths is disregarded?

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I was recently speaking to someone who had an ancestry DNA test. Her results came back that she has mainly Irish, some middle eastern and a minor percentage of Aboriginal. She was unaware of this, her heritage, hence the curiosity of the Ancestry DNA test. The difference I witnessed in this woman after results were learned, was astonishing. She started identifying as Aboriginal. She attended movements and meetings regarding Aboriginal people; she became outspoken as […]

How to Relieve your Pain

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Pain affects people every day. It doesn’t discriminate with age, gender or cultural background; it is a worldwide issue, and numbers of sufferers are escalating. It can ruin your life. Chronic pain affects almost 30 percent of Australians, which means that at any given time nearly three out of ten people are suffering from pain (Stollznow Research for Pfizer Australia, 2010). If we look at adults only then it is approximately 1:3 experiences pain daily and […]