Leadership: Up to your shoe laces

Recently I came across this piece from @michelhogan on Smart Company about the importance of shoe laces. Really. You should read it, as I reckon it's a great read. It reminded me of an experience I had a few years back as a lobbyist, when I was nervously awaiting my turn to speak to a school hall of teenage boys about leadership. Often I find Twitter is overloaded with self-help stuff. Countless '10 ways to teach your Nan/CEO/pet to tweet'. Some of it is very good; some of it, well, not...
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Twitter – ‘I have the conch’… ‘no I have the conch’.

Has Twitter become Lord the Flies (that's flies - not fries)? That's the question that came to my mind during the week watching for some reason, a certain cricketer sledge an opposing team. At least this time he wasn't having to be beeped out. Having been on Twitter for a few years now, I think it's changed. I know I've changed my habits with it - (lists on Tweetdeck!) but recently I wonder if people on Twitter have been drinking some extra cranky juice? Simply put, I'm not getting the ...
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Ten things I’ve learned in a week of ‘working from home’

With recent changes to my career, two weeks ago I began the adventure of building my own public affairs consultancy and also developing rapidly The Armchair Selector. Since then, I've learned and reflected on a number of principles for working from home and how to maximise my productivity. Love to hear your experiences and thoughts 1. Wear shoes: It's easy to slouch around in house wear, after all, who will see you? A friend suggested it's good to have shoes on - and the rest follows. My '...
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‘D-Gen’-erating (happily) to my late teens: Podcast of the week

This week as I ploughed my way through Twitter one night, I came across a tweet by Simon Owens (@SimonOMelb) mentioning his new Melbourne Radio Podcast and decided to go and download some of his interviews. The first one I listened to was with George Donikian, which I enjoyed. Then - ah, a name from the 90s, I thought - and I liked the shows this guest was on, so downloaded it got. Mention the phrases 'D-Gen', 'Late Show', and 'Frontline' to many Australian Gen Xers like me, and inevitably...
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