• Online you vs real-life you

    This year, my professional development has happened in the form of the Women on Boards WOBSX course. It’s a director-led peer-to-peer support program that accelerates women into ASX board roles and with COVID-19. Here are three learnings from being forced to shift sessions online.

  • Will we all lose our jobs to robots?

    Firstly and to be clear – we are not all about to lose our jobs to robots. It's a preposterous assertion. I think the biggest challenge in this is that people cannot see what's ahead and uncertainty makes them fearful. Plus it’s not themselves they’re worried about. Most people feel like they’ll be ok with change – they can re-skill or adapt, but they’re worried about their father or their neighbour or their colleague, who might not have their own flexibility and willingness to change.
  • Australia: The Lucky Country

    What I do know is that if you say Australia is the lucky country; it's not a compliment. It was designed as an insult and our nation co-opting and lazily re-framing the phrase as a compliment, if anything, only proves Horne’s point.
  • Building the resilience of our young people

    Even before the impact of COVID-19, more young Australians had never held a job than ever before. In November 2019, over 100,000 Australians aged 15-24 had never been employed. Add in COVID-19 and many who would otherwise be connected to work are at risk of falling into long-term unemployment (young people made up 45% of the decline in employment in May this year).
  • What I'm listening to this month

    What I’m listening to right now:
  • What's hot on my reading list

    What I’ve read this month: 1.    One of the brightest sparks in my fortnight is when the Future Crunch newsletter lands in my inbox. Future Crunch...
  • On failure

    Some recent realisations I've had on professional failure after yes, I copped what I felt was a pretty big one in my military career. I found them ...
  • The gladhanding *could* do you some good

    One of the interesting ‘inside’ aspects of politics is the process of organizing those visits you see on TV. You know the ones – where the pollie i...
  • Announcing: webinar

    I'm following up my presentation at the Australian Regional Development Conference today with a little webinar featuring my six top tools to access...
  • The five lessons I've learnt from a year in business

    It’s coming up on a year since I took the plunge and went out on my own. I’ve built a team with the lovely Matt Evans, worked with some phenomenal ...
  • Please, disagree with me

    Post election, a close friend was talking to me recently about political accountability. The 24 hour media cycle has made many of our pollies so te...
  • Government partnerships in a new policy world

    Last week I made some predictions on the election and boy was I wrong. I’d guessed Labor to pick up six-odd Coalition seats – not a whitewash, bu...