Felicity and Kassandra make a difference by competing in Three Peaks Challenge

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In honour of our Making a Difference campaign we share with your what a couple of our members are doing to make a difference.

When asking our FEW members how they’re making a difference to help others, Felicity McAllister (FEW Senior Member) and Kassandra Hernandez (FEW Future Leader), both from IRESS, quickly responded with the challenging charity event in which they’re competing and raising funds – the Whitelion Three Peaks Challenge 2018.

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The importance of the reference check

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The problems most companies have when hiring is lack of proper reference checking. Over stating, leaving things out, qualifications that aren’t completed – you name it, I have seen it, reference checking will sort it out if you do it right. Here are some of my top tips for when conducting reference checks.

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Is giving everyone a Ribbon bringing up a generation who can’t take defeat?

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I have heard of schools giving every child a ribbon who is in the race and teams playing each other where no scores are taken. I understand the thinking behind this is to make everyone feel comfortable to play in the game and not making players less gifted feel like an outcast. But are we bringing up a generation who will not be able to take disappointment? At what age do we stop giving Ribbons to everyone and start building resilience?

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It’s Hard enough to say No, but how do you accept the No?

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After writing my article the “The Art of Saying No”, I met with one of our speakers for the FEW 2018 Conferences, Naomi Abbott, we were discussing that receiving a No and how you react is also important. Both of us have had situations where people have wanted us to participate in things we were not available for and when we said no wasn’t taken very well. If you are the recipient of a No, it is equally important to keep your composure as you still have a stakeholder relationship to protect.

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The Power of Self Belief

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Tracey Sofra, shares with us some insight to her key note The Power of Self Belief at the upcoming Adelaide and Perth Making a Difference – Leadership Conferences. 

A lack of self-belief seems to be a huge burden carried by so many. What do you choose to believe? We take our beliefs as truths when in fact they can be anything but truth. We buy into them, hold on to them, defend them and are defined by them. We let them rule our lives, our choices, our careers and our relationships and yes we even go to war over them.
When was the last time you actually looked at what your beliefs were? When did you last question where they came from? And if they have any merit or place in your life?

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Christmas Party expectations

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Christmas Party expectations

Recently we had a question on our forum about Christmas Party etiquette. We have all heard the disaster stories about bad behaviour at Office Christmas parties. I am not sure why people think the company Christmas party is the perfect time to corner the boss about what is not working.

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How Leading With Wellness Increases Your Team’s Productivity by Heidi Dening

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Surveys and research from around the world have demonstrated that helping the people in your organisation to increase their resilience and manage their work-life balance will be one of the most vital workplace tools and investments you can make as a team leader.

That’s because your employees are whole people, not just “workers;” so the better they feel and the better their whole lives are going, the better they will perform at work. This translates into a direct financial benefit to the company.

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