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Feeling Stuck? Here’s 10 Top Tips for Setting Achievable Goals

By |February 27th, 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|

Goal-setting has been described as ‘the inner technology of success’. It is one of your organisation’s most important activities. Unless taken seriously, this vital planning task will be futile, producing only a few high-sounding intentions that, for various reasons, are soon forgotten. So, if you want challenging and achievable goals, you should consider these basic principles… 1. Make sure your goals are realistic. A goal that aims too high, or offers a great deal of risk, with little chance of achievement, leads to frustration and surrender. It’s easy, for example, to say that a goal for the year is: ‘To increase production by 150%’ – but quite unrealistic with inadequate resources and uncommitted staff. 2. Keep your goals simple. If goals are complex, it is unlikely they will be clear and specific enough to focus effort and marshal the necessary resources. Clear simple goals give staff an unmistakable vision of what needs [...]

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The 8 Secrets to Maintaining a Perfect Work-Life Balance

By |September 9th, 2015|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|

A recent study (by management consultants The Discovery Group) of more than 50,000 employees from a variety of manufacturing and service organizations found that two out of every five employees were dissatisfied with the balance between their work and their personal lives. The lack of balance was due to ‘long work hours, changing demographics, more time in the car, the deterioration of boundaries between work and home, and increased work pressure’. Do you believe your work and non-work life are in a healthy balance? 1. Know the signs. Are you among the increasing number of workers who admit to a lack of enthusiasm, poor concentration, low productivity, insomnia, stress related illnesses – or a constant nagging from your family that they need some quality time with you? These are sure signs that you need to make a break, that there is a lack of balance between your work life and [...]

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How to Change the Way You Think and Work With These 10 Steps

By |August 28th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, 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|

It was the Roman philosopher Epictetus (50-130) who said. ‘Your will is always within your power. Nothing really stops you. Nothing holds you back, for your own will is always within your control’. Epictetus’s message is particularly relevant today when addressing the issue is ‘change’. You can change if you want to change! Old ways of doing things don’t always work. Be prepared to try new approaches and find new ways to work and to live your life. Here are some approaches to consider. 1. Change the way you think. Constant adaptation to an ever-changing environment is critical for successful people. The invention of the micro-chip (c. 1965) has changed forever the potential for change and the speed at which it occurs. According to Downes and Mui (Unleashing the Killer App, Harvard Business School Press, 1998), the micro-chip has contributed significantly to unleashing what they call ‘the killer app’. We [...]

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Cultivate a Better Professional Image for Yourself

By |March 13th, 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, Workshops|

Like it or not, you do have an image: if you do not develop it by intent, then it will develop by default. So the answer is to make sure that the image you project is an asset rather than a liability. But knowing what image you present and how to go about improving it is more difficult than it would seem at first glance. The suggestions that follow are listed to help you enhance your personal image and to influence more positively the way others see you... 1. Know what image you want to project. What kind of personal image do you want to project? Do you want to impress as a creative, energetic, innovative, and enthusiastic leader? Or as a laid-back, let-it-all-happen, efficient manager? Or as a sensitive, caring people person? Other people read the signals you project so analyse the image you would like to create and [...]

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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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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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How to implement an on-the-job training program

By |March 10th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, 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, Target Markets, Target Markets, Training|

When there is a gap between what an employee can do and what that employee should be able to do, training is needed. Most learning takes place on the job, and its success will depend largely on the effectiveness of the training method and the ability of the manager, or his or her nominee, to instruct the worker in that new skill. Here is a proven strategy to help you master the training process... 1. Don’t take the need for staff training lightly. If you do not offer your staff the training they need to perform their jobs safely, you can be held liable for negligence. As lawyer Alan Levins elaborates in 'The Boss's Survival Guide': "If you put a truck driver on the road without the training to keep him from being a hazard, you could be liable if he caused an accident. Similarly, an employee could file a [...]

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How to get the most out of a conversation with an employee

By |March 10th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, 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, Target Markets, Training, Workshops|

Face-to-face communication remains the most important form of communicating - whether it occurs formally, as in a scheduled interview or disciplinary situation, or informally, as in a chance meeting in the car park or corridor. Cordial, cooperative discussions with employees ensure that their opinions are heard and provide a very effective means of obtaining information that will make your job much easier. The following approaches are worth considering... 1. Build trust and confidence. Your initial aim must be to establish rapport by making employees feel comfortable in your presence and converse freely with you. Although there is no magic formula for creating that situation, authenticity and empathy are essential qualities - it’s OK to be yourself (apart from the fact that people are very quick to recognise incongruence, where physical and verbal messages contradict each other). A good starting point for any conversation is to get people talking about the [...]

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Creating an Effective Meeting Agenda

By |September 4th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops|

Call it a meeting plan or call it a simple list - but call it essential, because an agenda is the backbone of any successful meeting. The more care you take with its preparation, the more productive the meeting will be. So, if you want to gain a reputation as someone who conducts productive meetings, take the time to compile a workable agenda beforehand. Here's how... 1. Be aware of the need for an agenda. An agenda is a written promise from the leader of a meeting to those attending. It is a commitment that, in the time allocated to the meeting, discussion will focus on the items listed. As well, the agenda is valuable because it provides the meeting with direction, purpose, confidence, and control. A meeting without an agenda is a meeting without an end. 2. Decide on the degree of formality required. Some meetings are so small [...]

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Giving Effective Instructions

By |August 26th, 2013|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops, Workshops|

Not everyone can give orders that are clearly understood and carried out to the letter. If you’ve been frustrated by not having your orders (or 'requests' or 'suggestions') carried out, you may be overlooking the obvious - that in most cases the fault is yours, not that of your staff. Here are some suggestions to ensure that your orders are understood and obeyed... 1. Know exactly what you want. Before delivering instructions, know exactly what you want and how you are going to communicate your requirements. What precisely is the result you have in mind? 2. Select the right person for the job. Orders will be more effectively carried out when you select a person with the ability and desire to carry out the task, so get to know the capabilities of your staff. Make sure that the person you select for a particular job is capable of completing it. [...]

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