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Mental athletes in the boardroom – Is multitasking good or bad

October 20, 2015 |

In part six of this series Susanne Rix discusses the pros and cons of multitasking. It seems everyone is doing it:  Sending emails during meetings, texting while walking, talking on the phone while reading emails.

Multitasking is good right? Wrong. … Read More

Are millennials ready to take a seat at the boardroom table

October 20, 2015 | 1

As part of International Women’s Day this year a female CEO of global media spoke to the women at my company to share her top five tips for excelling in the media industry, especially as a female.

She told us, … Read More

Mental athletes in the boardroom: Preventing burnout

October 2, 2015 |

In part five of this series Susanne Rix looks at how the mental athlete is preventing burnout in and out of the boardroom. There can be few HR directors in this country that have not felt the growing weight of … Read More

How employers can harness the power of Gen Y

October 2, 2015 |

I happily sit here at my computer and argue that we Gen Y fight for our beliefs like no other generation. That includes our political beliefs, our opinions on popular culture – yes, of course the Kardashians are a money … Read More

Mental athletes in the boardroom: Intention and self-directed thinking

September 21, 2015 |

In the fourth part of this series on improving your mental performance in the boardroom, Susanne Rix challenges us to think about our intention and self-directed thinking. It is easy to assume we are in control of our thinking but … Read More

How Social Media improves employee onboarding

September 21, 2015 |

The ‘onboarding’ process is a vital stage in an employee’s journey with your company. Its success or failure can dramatically impact their future productivity and engagement. Social onboarding can provide new employees the communication tools and connections they need to … Read More

Dads want time with bubs too

September 21, 2015 |

When I have interviewed big employers like the Commonwealth Bank, Ernst & Young and Westpac about flexible work and leave policies I have often heard them express surprise at how many men want to access these parental policies.

Australia’s paid … Read More

Are you a mental athlete in the boardroom?

August 7, 2015 |

In this 5 part series, we will examine:

  1. The need to apply current neuroscience for today’s ‘mental athletes’
  2. Practical strategies for high-level thinking and sustained concentration
  3. Strategies for problem solving and creative thinking
  4. Intention and self directed thinking
  5. Preventing … Read More