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Getting Organised to Succeed

By |December 10th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

Are you a fire-fighter? Many clever confident people are held back in the main by a single weakness. They are totally disorganised. This can lead to procrastination and missing out on the successes that they could have achieved. Diagnosis is the first step to recovery. If you can recognise this weakness in yourself, you can take steps to eliminate this disadvantage. If you are disorganised you are at a disadvantage. Look at all of the most successful people in the world. They are all well organised. If they have a difficulty in this area, they employ a personal secretary to organise things for them. Assuming that you are not in a position to employ an organiser we will have a look at some improvements that you can make. 1.    Prioritise. The first thing to do is to look at the work that you have on your desk (or garden, shop, [...]

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Planning Your Dream Career

By |November 3rd, 2014|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Career Planning...what is it? How do we do it? Whether you are about to graduate from college, or want to change jobs at a later point in life, career planning is a very important aspect of the process.  Before you actually start applying for positions, it is essential to be certain of the areas you would like to work in.  The worst thing that could happen is not to take any steps in the career planning process, and end up in a job that you are unhappy with, or do not have the proper skill set for. Career quizzes are often helpful in the career planning process.  These are often a great first step when trying to determine what type of jobs you'd be best suited for.  Many are available online, and address some of the following areas:  identifying your skills and abilities; determining if you prefer working with people, [...]

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Never Give Up: Part 2

By |October 24th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In this blog, we are continuing along the theme of success by 'Never Giving Up'. This concept is often easier said than done, however, it is vital for your success. If it doesn’t work These are basic principles that you can apply in business any time you feel it’s not worth going on. Remember - Never giving up doesn’t mean keeping on doing the same thing when it doesn’t work. It means keeping on working towards your goal no matter what and learning from your failures and getting smarter and better each time. So, if you are in business remember to shake it off and step up out of the “well” that we find ourselves in sometimes, whether business or financial. Don’t repeat mistakes We need to stop beating up on ourselves. Everyone has a past that they would like to change but that can’t be done so it should [...]

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Never Give Up: Part 1

By |October 22nd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

You've heard it before...NEVER GIVE UP! But how does one practically keep going when the odds seem against them? Explore the facets of giving up and the potential rewards of sticking through the difficult times... What’s this to do with business anyway? Some will ask – “What’s a heading like this got to do with business? The answer is - everything. One of the largest network marketing organisations in the world has a tape, which they give to their employees and agents entitled “Never Quit”. The essence of the message on the tape is that if you don’t quit, you’ll make it. That should be the quote displayed on every businessperson’s desk. When you think about it, if you never quit you will make it. Many people in business have quit or have felt a failure simply because they did not believe they could succeed. They lacked faith in themselves [...]

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Plan for Success

By |October 20th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

“Now, Work Your Plan”  Early in my career, I was told, “Most people have a business plan, but the problem is they don’t work their plan.” The same may be said of New Year resolutions. How many promises did you make to yourself and on how many of them will you follow through? One major problem is sometimes too many goals are set. Another issue may be the one goal is so dramatic it would consume all of your time to achieve. In fact, it may be so huge, it becomes overwhelming. At this stage, not only will you not work on this idea, but the state of overwhelm will prevent you from achieving your other simpler goals. For example, if you wanted to get known nationwide this year, you would have to undertake major public relations strides to accomplish this. It would entail speaking everywhere you could, demonstrating your [...]

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Preparing for Re-Entry to the Workforce

By |October 6th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Life is full of transitions, and one of them is career change that inevitably involves starting a new job. Many women, for example, take time out of paid employment to have a family, care for relatives, learn new skills, or reassess their futures. When the time comes to re-enter the work force, they need to be ready and ensure that they optimise their potential. So, too, do people changing jobs. Here’s how to get yourself ready to thrive from this challenging experience... 1. Build a positive self-image. Becoming as good as you know you are demands a positive self-image. You need to value yourself and your contributions if you expect others to do so. You can’t not have a self-image. It is evident in the way you present yourself in everything you do - and it is best accompanied by self-confidence and a positive mental attitude. The bookshops contain self-help [...]

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Writing Effective Resumes to Ensure Success

By |September 17th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

If you ever plan on getting a job or starting a career of some kind, you will have to have a resume. Not just a piece of paper that gives the employer some information about yourself, but rather something that will set you apart from the others applying for the same position. One would like to think that there is one way to write a resume, and that if you follow that exact formula, you're set. But this is not the case. Each employer is different, so some might like one style over another. We can however give you some tips that will turn you in the right direction. One thing that we see over and over again in resumes is an overload of information. I guess there are many resume writers that think quantity will impress people over quality. They are wrong. Employers are busy people, and don't have [...]

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Growing Your Business

By |September 3rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"You have value when you meet customers’ needs. You can count on those needs changing and, because they do, you have to change the way you do business—or your value will migrate to someone else!.” Adrian Slywotsky in Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition What is your USP? Why should your customers do business with you? What makes you unique? What is your Unique Selling Point (USP) – that advantage you promote in all your marketing? These questions should identify a product or service that the customer can’t get anywhere else and should be the flag under which you advance your sales and marketing efforts. When the issue is USP, you could consider… • Your USP may be that you maintain service 24/7. • It may be that you provide more practical information and advice than anyone else. • It may be that you have everything in stock [...]

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How to get more out of your Business

By |September 1st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Whether a business is big or small, you own it, manage it, or are the owner-manager, you’re always on the lookout for ways to increase its profitability. The consensus among respected writers in the field of business growth and profitability is that there are ways to get more out of a business—to make it grow and prosper. Here are some of those strategies... 1. Know what business you’re in. Even though the importance of knowing the nature of your business sounds straightforward, a significantly large proportion of businesses have never addressed this important issue. Even seemingly similar businesses may vary when it comes to defining their nature. Boeing makes planes, Qantas is in the transport and travel businesses, and Virgin Blue is in the hospitality business transporting people to their tourist and business destinations. The Ford family of the Ford Motor Company and its then CEO Jacques Nasser disagreed on the [...]

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Failure…is it that bad?

By |August 29th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our Western society we have a never negative outlook to failure. The idea of failing is terrifying and we do all we can to keep ourselves on the track of success. However, perhaps we need to change our way of thinking about failure...   Getting at the source of failure If you treat an employee's failure the right way, you can turn it to your advantage. If a project flops, sit down with the staff member responsible and, rather than assign blame, explore the reasons for the failure. Search for the cause -were the resources insufficient? were they faulty? was the timing poor? was the planning inadequate? was the data erroneous? did failure reside in a personality trait - a tendency to jump to conclusions, or to rely on ambiguous data? Only then can you correct the problem at its root. It's what we learn from the experience of [...]

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Networking is Simple!

By |August 8th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Networking is such a big topic with so many juicy tips and hints! We can't resist giving you one more blog post full of different stories, hints and tips for you to become the best net worker you can be! Never eat lunch alone! In 'The Pursuit of Wow!', management guru Tom Peters advises managers never to eat lunch alone. He reasons that there are 49 working weeks in a year and, after subtracting some holidays, you are left with 225 lunches per year. That, says Peters, is 225 opportunities to network and develop relationships with colleagues and clients. Of course, his calculations don't even include power breakfasts - 'a new opportunity for networking', says Peters.   How to mingle Networking at events, whether business or social, can be fulfilling and produce the desired result when done well. Here are some guidelines, with thanks to Ivan Misner, author of 'Networking [...]

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Effectively Dealing with Confrontation

By |July 30th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"By bringing conflicts out into the open and overcoming them, we develop honest, forthright, and loving relationships with ourselves and others. We turn heat into light." Robert Bramson, 'Blaming isn't changing', in Jimmy Calano & Jeff Slazman, CareerTracking, Gower, Aldershot, 1988. Here's an idea During a confrontation, if you reach an impasse, consider calling in a third party, depending on the seriousness of the conflict: Experts are neutral third parties. Their responsibility is simple: to provide data, facts, and information that may help the involved parties improve their understanding of the objective issues in a dispute. Mediation is a process in which a third person helps the parties in conflict to collaborate. Mediators do this by listening, asking questions, and creating a supportive and constructive environment. Arbitration rulings may be binding or voluntary. You get an answer but since the involved parties don’t participate in the solution, they may be less [...]

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Video Conferencing 101

By |July 16th, 2014|Leadership, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we discussed some important tips to ensure your video conference runs smoothly and effectively. We have compiled a few more fun facts, tips and interesting points about video conferencing for you to mull over and enjoy. For more information about subjects such as these visit our website.  "Video conferencing is a marvellous means of improving corporate communication, if it is used well. Video conferencing is dramatically cost effective, when groups of staff from distant locations are able to use the medium to plan, take decisions, and solve problems." John Mitchell, Australian Videoconferencing Summit, 1997. It's a fact Video conferencing has become an increasingly attractive alternative to time-consuming and expensive travel. The technology has become cheaper, more robust, easier to use. Broadband is becoming more widely available. More people are teleworking. PC/Web-based video conferencing has certainly developed - and diminishing travel budgets make it even more [...]

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How to Conduct a Successful Video Conference

By |July 14th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

One of the outcomes of the events of September 11, 2001, has been increased attention on video conferencing as a means of eliminating or reducing the need to travel. The issue of safety has been added to the previous cost-benefits of reduced travelling time and costs; time can be spent more productively. Increasingly, these benefits have made video conferencing more popular as a means of bringing people together - across the country and around the world. Here’s how to make sure you derive maximum value from your next video conference... 1. Arrange service provision. Video conferencing is a flexible medium facilitated by satellite, broadcast, or cable signals. In addition, web conferencing can be adapted to mini-conferencing by incorporating digital cameras. To choose the best option, obtain expert advice. Some larger organisations have in-house facilities and expertise, but you might need an external service provider. Contact the provider as soon as possible; [...]

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