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Productivity & Performance Archives

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

Are we ready for robots and automation in the workplace?

September 21, 2015 |

Automation is going to make a lot of jobs, or large parts of certain jobs, redundant in the near future. This doesn’t necessarily mean there will be less jobs overall. It will mean, however, that a lot of current skill … 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

Mental athletes in the boardroom: Strategies for problem solving & creative thinking

September 7, 2015 |

In the third part of this series on improving your mental performance, Susanne Rix challenges us to make more of our ability to imagine success.

Research into the neuroscience of creativity reveals highly creative individuals and those considered “genius” could:

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Mental athletes in the boardroom Part 2 – Practical strategies for sustained concentration

August 21, 2015 |

Today’s work environments place an unnatural pressure on our ability to sustain high levels of concentration for an extended period.

The eight to ten hour mental marathon is not our natural state and it is one which requires considerable training … 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