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How to Beat the Monday-Morning Blues #2

By |2019-09-27T13:03:49+10:00March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In our previous blog we stated 6 ways to make returning to work each week more enjoyable, here are some more tips! Your 'Mondays Blues' can be quickly changed with just a few adjustments! 7. Exercise on Monday morning. Before heading off to work on Monday morning, jog around the block, or try some exercises. Bring some zest back into your life. Keep your body fit so that your emotions and your body don't become drags on your mind. 8. Get up early on Mondays. If you sleep in on Monday mornings, you will only be adding to your misery. Rise early, exercise, have breakfast, read the paper, and snap yourself into the routine of the coming week. 9. Schedule interesting meetings for Monday mornings. Good company and stimulating conversation can lift your spirits. If you want to start the week well, schedule a meeting with interesting colleagues. 10. Avoid [...]

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How to Improve your Chances of getting Promoted

By |2020-01-07T14:19:04+10:00July 21st, 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, Uncategorized|

To get promoted, you must build what management consultant Daniel Johnson has called 'career equity', in that way establishing your 'professional net worth'. Career equity is achieved by developing, improving, and strengthening each of eight specific assets that will enhance your professional value in the management marketplace...1. Improve your knowledge and skills. To progress in your career, you need to assess your knowledge and skills to uncover any deficiencies. Work purposefully to remedy these weaknesses. Continue to learn. Participate in training and updating programs. Attend seminars and conferences to increas le your knowledge, to inform yourself of new trends, and to meet influential people in your field. Read regularly the books and journals of your profession. Creative ideas can be nurtured only by broad, up-to-date knowledge. 2. Strengthen your credentials. Most employers still value highly credentials earned through formal post-school education. This asset can also be strengthened through active [...]

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Building Other People’s Confidence in You

By |2019-09-27T13:05:23+10:00February 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, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Understanding the meaning of trust allows you to work toward being a trusted and trusting person… But trust can’t be won overnight. Trust must be carefully constructed, vigor-ously nurtured, and constantly reinforced. Trust is established over time, gradually, through a long chain of successful experiences. In the early stages of relationships, whether personal or business, we extend ourselves in small ways and observe the responses to our actions. Then we take appropriate action, withdrawing, maintaining our behaviour, or extending ourselves a bit further each time until trust is established. And remember that, although trust takes a long time to develop, it can be destroyed by a single action. Moreover, once lost it is very difficult to re-establish. Frank Sonnenberg in Managing with a Conscience. It's great to have people put their confidence in you! In our last blog post we discussed some ideas of how to build other people's [...]

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How to Build Other People’s Confidence in You!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:27+10:00January 31st, 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|

Confidence has long been recognised as a desirable - if not essential - life quality. A recent study in the United States, for example, identified ‘confidence’ as the one quality women found most attractive in men. A great deal of research and writing, therefore, has been devoted to identifying ways of building self-confidence. But attention also needs to be devoted to how to build others’ confidence in you - your effectiveness and success rely on it. Here’s how to help others to become confident in you... We need to have confidence in ourselves to begin the process of gaining other people's confidence! 1. Focus on building relationships. Tom Peters is attributed with saying ‘Business is a series of relationships between people’. In fact, relationship building has become a key value-adding activity - the better the relationships, the better the business. To build and maintain the desired relationships, four behaviours [...]

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Assessing Training Needs

By |2019-09-27T13:05:28+10:00January 29th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, 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|

Are you a supervisor or manager than can see gaps in employee skill sets? Do you feel that the direction of the business requires further training or more specific training? It's important to Assess Training Needs when thinking about what type of training to implement within your organisation. Are you in the Civil Construction Industry? We have many qualifications that will help advance your career! If you are looking for appropriate training for your organisation there are a couple of things you need to consider, including: -          Identifying what the business needs -          Identifying what the employees need -          Identifying and Recognising what skills already exist If you can recognise that training will greatly benefit your business, then it’s time to find out what training is needed to fill the gaps. To do this, an assessment of the skill and knowledge gaps within your business will give you [...]

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New Job Tips and Hints

By |2019-09-27T13:05:28+10:00January 27th, 2014|Leadership, 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, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

"Concentrate and focus all your attention on getting the basics done promptly. The important thing is to come to grips with your new job quickly and be effective in your output." G. Morgan & A. Banks, Going Up: How to get, keep and advance your career, Collins Australia, Melbourne, 1988, p. 182. Our last blog post explored a lot of simple ways to get yourself familiarised with your new job, role and organisation. We hope you found it informative and helpful. Below are some more ideas, stories and quotes that we think might help you settle in! Remember...the purpose behind every moment where you feel overwhelmed is career development. Who knows what door will open or who you will meet on the job! Don't forget Make these adjustments… When moving from the workface to a management position, you’ll need to make these important adjustments: Expand and raise your own sights and [...]

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How to Position Yourself in Your New Job!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:29+10:00January 24th, 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, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Starting a new job is never easy. There are lots of new systems to learn, responsibilities to understand and skills to acquire! Maybe you started a new job last year and are still trying to get your head around all the details....or maybe you have just started in the last week or so and wondering how the year is going to turn out! We're sure you will be fine...and very capable. However, if you think you're in the deep end...why not take a look at some of these tips! If you aren't feeling this way about your NEW JOB...keep reading!   1. Avoid becoming too visible too soon. In the early days, many people will be eager to see what your approach will be, particularly in terms of changes to 'the way things are done around here'. Let there be a touch of mystery about your presence in these [...]

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Tips for a Successful Career

By |2019-09-27T13:05:29+10:00January 22nd, 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 Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we listed a few handy ideas to help inspire you in your quest to advance your career. Here are a few more tips on developing a successful career this year. Remember, if you need help...contact us! We have FREE Career Planning Kits for people in Supervisory roles, Management, Civil Construction, Leadership and more. We'd love to share them with you. Would you like access to free templates, tutorials, articles and more to help you plan the next stages of your career? Tips for a successful career: 1 Do things with colleagues you respect. They will be supportive of you and you will learn from interacting with them. Keep a daily journal, recording your thoughts, ideas, feelings and personal growth progress. Ask for and accept lateral moves in your organisation. In this way you will learn more about the entire operation. You can learn [...]

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Career Advancement 101!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:30+10:00January 20th, 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 Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops|

Last Friday we posted a blog about what to do to advance your career. We have a few more tips for you on this topic and hope that it inspires you to look at your career objectively and challenge yourself to make this year count! If you are feeling unsure about the next steps or worried you are not equipped for the promotions/roles you are interested in, contact us! We may have an online course that will suit you perfectly. "People used to have a career master plan: get a degree, get a job, get a gold watch when you retire… To survive today, you have to learn to manage your career and your life in a changing workplace." W. N. Yoemans, Seven Survival Skills for an Organised World, Dutton Signet, 1996. Here's an idea According to management consultant Brian Tracy, everyone works eight hours a day for survival. The time [...]

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How to Prepare Yourself for a Brilliant Career

By |2019-09-27T13:05:31+10:00January 17th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Shortcourses, Training|

As you look into 2014 with renewed eyes, inspiration to make this year count, and the passion to do what you love...maybe you need to consider what you can do to advance your career so you can be satisfied at the other end! As you read through these steps to setting yourself on the path to career success, be aware that we can help you along the way! Climbing the management ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two management consultants would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are a few guidelines to help you on your way... 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for [...]

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Become a Workplace that Values Training in 2014

By |2019-09-27T13:05:32+10:00January 15th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Are you a management, supervisor or employer? Are you looking to push new boundaries within your organisation this year? Are you wanting to take your business to the next level? We may have just the right advice for you as you plan the year ahead! Organisations that place a high value on training their employees are often the most successful and thriving companies. The organisation reaps the rewards of better skilled/trained workers who are more versatile and innovative, while employees enjoy the opportunity, and privilege, of up-skilling, networking, being challenged with new ideas, and more. Employees appreciate the opportunity to do something out of their normal routine that stimulates their thinking in a new way and formalises the skills they are developing in their everyday jobs. Training only increases employee motivation and inspires them to take on more responsibility and challenges. Here are some tips for employees wanting to support [...]

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