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Laughter in the Workplace!

By |August 31st, 2020|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|

 As a manager, you can set the tone by implementing simple techniques to provide employees with a bit of fun and enjoyment. But why? Laughter is an important part of being human. Who doesn't love laughing!? We all need to laugh! Especially now in these hard times, where we can sometimes forget to laugh. Here is some information on the importance of laughter! Laughter heals William Fry Jr, the 'Doctor of Humour', has researched the power of humour for over thirty years. He is convinced that laughter is a total body experience, an 'internal massage' that embraces all the body's systems - muscles, brain, nerves, digestion. Following stimulation and exercise caused by laughter, the body relaxes. Indeed, claims Fry, like jogging, laughter is a good aerobic exercise. It aerates the lungs, relaxes the muscles, nerves and heart, expands breathing and circulation, and enhances oxygen intake and expenditure. He says that [...]

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Finding a Positive Attitude in 2020

By |July 24th, 2020|Leadership, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

This week we have been focusing on positive attitudes. Having a positive attitude is key to success with what ever you do. | We have compiled some different tips, stories and quotes that can help you find a positive attitude for 2020. Flying with Superman Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, so the story goes, was once in an aircraft preparng for take-off. A flight attendant noticed that his seatbelt was unfastened. 'Sir, would you please do up your seat belt?' Muhammad Ali looked up with his characteristic saucy grin and said in his slow, gravelly drawl: 'Superman don't need no seatbelt!' But the attendant was quick with a reply: 'Superman don't need no aeroplane. Do up your belt!' Muhammad Ali, as we know, was renowned for his positive mental attitude, a trait he displayed every day throughout his career, in the ring and [...]

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Effective Personal Achievement Lists’

By |February 11th, 2015|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, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Too often managers modestly, and often unjustly or even unwittingly, hide their success from others - and indeed from themselves. They fail to understand that the simple strategy of recording personal successes can motivate, increase self-productivity, and support career advancement. The compilation of a personal achievement list can have a considerable effect on a manager's professional life... 1. Acknowledge your achievements to date. Most managers see themselves as 'modest achievers'. They're so accustomed to doing what they do and what is expected of them that they rarely, if ever, class any of their accomplishments as 'achievements'. Indeed, when people are impressed with something they've done - something that perhaps seems rather ordinary to them - they're surprised. As a manager, you can use your past achievements more positively to motivate you to greater heights. To shrug off those achievements modestly, as most professionals are prone to do, or to forget [...]

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Developing a Positive Mental Attitude

By |February 4th, 2015|Leadership, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, Short Courses, Soft Skills, Training, Workshops|

"After decades of quest, we now know that high achievers have a high degree of self-motivation. The enduring power that moves them to action comes from inside themselves. Success is not reserved for the talented. It is not in the high I.Q.. Not in the gifted birth. Not in the best equipment. Not even in ability. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive, focus, and persistence. The extra energy required to make an extra effort, to try another approach, to concentrate on the desired outcome, is the secret of winning. Out of desire come the energy and will to win. Get that urge to win! There's no time to lose." Denis Waitley, The Psychology of Winning, Brolga, Ringwood, Victoria, 1979, p. 101 In our previous blog post we spoke about how to develop a positive attitude. Here are a few more tips and hints to help you get into a [...]

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How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude

By |February 2nd, 2015|Leadership, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

We've all met people who seem to have everything going for them - ideal upbringing, seemingly unlimited talents, useful contacts, and so on. But why is it they never seem to get to first base, careerwise? The answer: attitude. It is often their attitude that limits their achievements. Although changing attitudes is not easy, it can be done. Here's a nine-step process that can lead to the development of a positive mental attitude, a will to win, and career success... 1. Take charge of your attitude. Religious writer Charles Swindoll, encapsulates it precisely: "The longer I live, the more I realise the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. [...]

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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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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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Flexibility with Online Training

By |September 24th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

Need to Gain More Skills? Online training could be just what you need! Earning one of the many available accredited online qualifications enables you to graduate from some of the nation's highest ranked training colleges without ever leaving your home state. Graduating with a bachelor's degree or certificate from a Registered Training Organisation by going through any of their online courses is equal to attending class on their physical campus, except you can live at home, and keep your full time job. Many adults are working professionals who struggle balancing family, work and other obligations or commitments. However, with technological advancements in the last decade in education online, many are choosing to earn their accredited online qualifications simply because they can do so without being constrained to the restrictions associated with a classroom based program. You can now obtain a high-quality and prestigious accredited degree online. With so many accredited [...]

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When it’s Time for a Career Change

By |September 19th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

5 Steps To A Successful Career Change Are you rethinking your career? Whether you’re looking to increase your salary or gain a better work life balance, taking the time to assess your current career situation will increase your chances for a successful transition. In this article, we will discuss some practical strategies and tools that you can use to help plan your next career move. Why People Change Careers People change careers for a variety of different reasons. According to Seek.com the top three reasons people look to make the change are: Increasing their earning potential: 17% Find something more fulfilling: 16% Pursue their passion: 13% Now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased across the country, many more people are  re-evaluating their lives and making career moves. In fact, almost three in five Australian workers are now considering a job change in the next year! 5 Steps To [...]

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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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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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How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

By |August 25th, 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|

How often have you avoided tackling a job because you were afraid of not doing it well, or backed off a new initiative because you feared it might not succeed, or not accepted a speaking engagement because you were afraid of embarrassing yourself? Fear of failure is surprisingly common. But it is a fear that can be conquered, especially when you realise that it isn't failure that counts in life: it's what you can learn from the experience that matters. Heed this advice to help overcome your fear of failure... 1. Try not to be hard on yourself. If your company's aim was to make an annual profit of $100,000 and you managed a profit of only $78,000 - is that really failure? Failure is a relative term, depending on who is doing the measuring. 2. Set your own standards of success or failure. Success, or failure, is in many instances only [...]

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How to put some FUN into your role as Manager!

By |August 18th, 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|

Just because you're a manager, you don’t have to be all buttoned-down and grim. In fact, bringing a little levity to your role as a manager can make you and those around you more relaxed and effective. The best managers in any organisation aren't afraid to show the world that they have a sense of humour they enjoy using. Nor should you be. Humour is good for your career and for your health... 1. Know the value of humour to your own well-being. Many managers often underestimate the value of humour. Research has shown that it not only offers a most effective tool for engaging and relating to staff, but can also relieve stress, defuse a situation, promote trust and team bonding, restore our equilibrium, deflate our pomposity, reveal our essential humanity, offer us new perspectives, and help us to soar above the mundane in our job. It has been shown [...]

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What to Expect at your next Job Interview

By |August 15th, 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|

Job interviews are a critical step in the achievement of a job offer. Your resume might be outstanding and your experience second to none...but if there isn't chemistry in the job interview, you may miss out on the job. Here are a few more tips and hints on what you should expect when arriving at a job interview and how to make sure that you give it everything you've got! Be prepared for these questions 'Never go into a job interview,' says Mitchell Posner in 'Executive Essentials', 'without knowing clearly your answers to these questions'… An icebreaker question: e.g. So, what do you think of this weather we're having? What was your last job? Why did you leave? What did you like about your past jobs? What did you hate? Those were your duties. What were your achievements? Tell me about yourself (Watch for raised eyebrows.) Now I know your [...]

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How to Prepare for Emergencies

By |August 1st, 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|

Fire, bomb scare, wall collapse, chemical spill - we all hope emergencies will not occur, but a sad fact of life is that they do. So we need to adopt procedures for use in emergencies well before they happen if we are to minimise their traumatic effects... 1. Install smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Some of the most common emergencies are fire-related. You can be prepared by taking some simple precautions. Contact your local fire service and ask them to visit your premises and provide advice on the strategic placement of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and other necessary precautions. Several smoke alarms and fire extinguishers will be required on most sites. The key is to install and maintain. Prepare a schedule that ensures you test your equipment on a regular basis. Clean the equipment annually and have regular alerts to check the efficiency of equipment and procedures. 2. Introduce procedures for bomb [...]

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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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How to Take the Heat out of Confrontation

By |July 28th, 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 Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Confrontations are unpleasant but inevitable. What is important is that they can provide valuable opportunities to identify and deal with problems that otherwise might have simmered undetected. But there is a technique to handle them constructively. When you find yourself in face-to-face confrontations, here is what you can do to defuse, resolve, and profit from that potentially explosive situation... 1. Make confrontation constructive. For a confrontation to become a beneficial episode, it should provide the following outcomes: The other person’s behaviour changes in the manner desired. The self-esteem of the other person is preserved. Your relationship with the other person remains intact. These outcomes can be realised if you remain objective about the other person’s undesirable behaviour, listen to the other person’s response, identify the effects, describe future expectations, and commit or agree to future behaviour. 2. Choose the time and place. Don’t fuel the fire by initiating any conflict in public. [...]

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Saying No

By |July 23rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we discussed the importance and value of learning to say no! As managers, employees and humans functioning in our every day lives, saying no can be difficult. If you need further inspiration and excitement about the possibility of saying no...here are a few more anecdotes and facts. Liberate yourself! Here's an idea Actor Paul Newman was once having a late lunch in a nearly empty restaurant with his actress wife, Joanne Woodward. They dined uninterrupted but, finishing their meal, they were approached by a man who asked Newman for an autograph. ‘Sorry, but that’s not something I do,’ was the actor’s polite but firm reply. Some people find it difficult to say ‘no’. But it’s something you have the right to do. With all the demands placed on a leader’s time and energy, it’s important to be able to say ‘no’ in a pleasant but [...]

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How to Say ‘No’

By |July 21st, 2014|Leadership, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In difficult times, managers are often called on to exercise their powers of veto. Saying 'yes' is so much easier - it's certainly so much less confrontationalist and unpleasant. But managers often have to say 'no' - to proposed expenditures, to the call for extra staff, and to new ideas and other proposals from staff. There is a right way to say 'no' and to minimise the rejection or disappointment that may result... 1. Know when to say no. No is a powerful word. Here's when you might want to use it, suggests motivational writer John Milne: Say No to allow you to define your priorities. Consider international speaker Dr James Dobson. He had to say no to hundreds of speaking invitations that were taking him away from his family. Say No to take control of your time. Control this precious resource by saying a selective, definite no to those meetings and invitations that consume your valuable [...]

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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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