Why Apples Don’t Like Yoga

People with an Apple preference are known to be quick. Quick thinkers, quick in conversation, quick to action. So it would stand to reason that yoga would not be their first choice of exerci

8 Reasons for Limes to Love the New Workplace

The original nuclear shock of COVID-19 has abated and we are all in some sort of routine albeit in a world we barely recognise. But for some amongst us, the lock down has been guiltily welco

Mangoes are Human Too (hang on, that’s weird)

Four weeks into lockdown and I want to do a bit of a shout out to a much maligned Fruit, the Mango. They tend to cop a bit of flack around the office for talking too much, laughing too loud,

Leading in the New Normal

We weren’t prepared for this. Markets shifting, lack of oil, changes of government, yes. But not this. It’s hard enough leading at the best of times. And now here is an unprecedented sit

It’s All About the Giving

I was privileged to speak recently at the Foster Care Queensland Conference. It’s a significant affair – 800 people from agencies, suppliers and many carers themselves. So it was no surp

Before You Accuse Me, Take A Look At Yourself

You’re excited. You’ve got the job you were gunning for and now you’re heading into your first week as leader of your new team. You don’t know anything much about them – who’s go

The Danger of Mini Me’s

It’s a huge responsibility to hire people. And when you’re a small business owner, many of us don’t have the luxury of formal training in interview skills – you’re just supposed to

Fruit In Disguise

The trouble with any kind of behavioural or personality profiling is that the natural tendency to label someone, whether it is an ENTJ, a Red, an Eagle or an Apple. The secret is that while

A Mango and a Lime Walked into a Bar…..

Last night I had dinner with a beautiful friend of mine. We’ve known each other for many years and share a deep affection despite our many differences. I ordered enthusiastically, and a li

How We Cope in Crises

It’s been a pretty rough start to the year here in Australia. There’s no one who hasn’t heard of the bushfires which have torn through the country, at unheard of times and