Decisively unproductive

Decisively unproductive

Are you feeling motivated at work? Do you want to go the extra mile? These days employees willing to perform above and beyond expectations are more likely to be the exception rather than the rule. Welcome to the world of ‘quiet quitting’. What might sound like an HR...
Costly decisions

Costly decisions

2022 will be remembered as the year inflation came back to bite. After decades of moderate price rises, the cost of living has spiralled. In Australia and New Zealand, annual inflation sits in excess of 7%, while the UK rate has climbed to more than 10%. Last week’s...
Born to decide

Born to decide

You’ll often hear someone say: ‘I hate making decisions’.  Whether they’re naturally indecisive or constantly having to compromise, chances are that person has had some less than rewarding decision-making experiences. And while they may say they hate the idea of...
Up in the air

Up in the air

It may have lasted only twelve seconds and travelled less than forty metres but the first powered flight on 14 December 1903 was a turning point in world history. Orville and Wilbur Wright’s heavier-than-air flying machine revolutionised travel. And, less than...
Damned if you do

Damned if you do

During the nineteenth century, European explorers searched in vain for Australia’s mythical inland sea. They never found it.  What they discovered were vast deserts covering 70% of the landmass. To this day, Australia is officially classified as the driest continent...
Would you turn down The Beatles?

Would you turn down The Beatles?

On 1 January 1962, The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in London. Decca turned down The Beatles without offering them a recording contract. The label’s head of Artists and Repertoire (A&R), Dick Rowe, is even reported to have told The...