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17 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Big Hearted Business

I saw Clare Bowditch on breakfast TV this morning.  This is her newish website aimed at  promoting creative business.  Big Hearted Business sounds like an oxymoron but it shouldn’t.  Redefining success is aimed at much the same thing.  A balanced life leads to more productivity and better decision making.  Good luck Clare.

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12 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Paternity leave is good for children

It’s all over the Australian papers today. A recent study by Dr Jennifer Baxter suggests that children do better the more time they spend with their fathers in their early years.  It also seems that if fathers take as little as two weeks of paternity leave to be with their newborn children they tend to […]

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20 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Experience in the US and beyond

  On a recent trip overseas, I had the opportunity to talk to some key players in New York, Philadelphia and London. In London, I met with Louise Sheppard, an experienced executive coach with special expertise in work/life balance.  Louise has great insight into how executives can reconcile their career and family aspirations as she has […]

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07 April 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Slaughter vs Sandberg

A key point of difference has been between those who push for women to behave more like men; and those who push for workplace structures and cultures to change to accommodate women.  The most recent manifestation is the contrasting viewpoints of two high profile American women, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg.   One of the most […]

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08 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Maternal gatekeeping

      In the Age on 31 December 2013 Ben Hart complains that men are discouraged from fathering by mothers’ gatekeeping and other societal pressures.  He has a point.  Now that women are ready and able to do their share of the breadwinning, they must make it easy for their partners to do their fair share of […]

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04 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Children don’t have to be the biggest obstacle

In the August 25 issue of the Economist Schumpeter states the obvious when reports that the biggest obstacle to advancement for women in business is children.   The author goes on to report that some companies are really trying to change their corporate culture to help women get over this obstacle such as Unilver, McKinsey and […]

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03 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

An up-date

Back on the blog after a busy time.  The Lucid 30 portraits 30 days was a great success even though it “nearly killed” the artist, Vincent Fantauzzo (and the Lucid team!).  What a feat producing 30 portraits of inspirational Australians in 30 days.   Lucid is a new social enterprise established by Anex, a public health […]

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09 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Do you like my new header?

The photo which appears as my header above was taken by my friend, Linda Wachtel, a photographer among other things who is currently completing her MFA (Photography) at Monash University. It is part of a series she has taken in connection with her thesis, The Expressive Power of Space ,  an  examination of the relationship […]

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