The importance of kindness

Last week I experienced an immense amount of kindness from others, and more specifically, strangers. I was driving to work in regional Victoria, as I often do, and had an unfortunate accident on the road with a kangaroo. I was stuck in the middle of somewhere – not sure where I was, but knew it was dark, and that I felt quite isolated and scared.
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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace – practising what you preach

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is easy to talk about but, as I was recently reminded on my trip to Brazil, can be hard to put into practise. Fear of the unknown can lead us to make value judgements, but embracing difference and leaning into the unknown can make the difference in creating more diverse, more inclusive and ultimately more productive workplaces.
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Looking after yourself is best for you and your patients

We all know that working with rude and unprofessional people can make us feel stressed and anxious. But how does that impact on our ability to care for our patients and clients? I look at the impact of unprofessional behaviour in health, allied health and not-for-profit workplace and how to protect yourself so you can be your best for those in your care.
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Toxic workplace behaviour and the ripple effect

Toxic employees’ behaviour can impact workplace culture in a way that ripples through your business. Learn how to manage the behaviour and stop it from spreading.
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How to turn organisational values into workplace culture through observation

There’s what people say they will do and then there’s what they actually do. In terms of workplace culture turning good intentions into lived reality can be a bit of a challenge. The subtle art of observation, or in other words the art of active seeing, can be a great way to open the doors to positive cultural change in the workplace. 
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When a small-town workplace breaks down: Why cultural reviews in small country towns are a unique challenge

In small country towns, the lines between work and non-work are blurred. And the repercussions when things break down at work can be much more serious. Here are five big lessons I learned at 'Bullyton'.
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Honest communication is a gift. Why do we give it so rarely?

There’s one thing that constantly surprises me about the many workplace conversations I’ve facilitated. So much passion, so much emotion. Yet – so little honesty.
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Workplace sexual harassment: What you need to know

In the last 12 months, the world has had a big wake-up call about workplace sexual harassment. Here's all the practical advice you need to create a safe workplace.
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