Planning is important in self-isolation. So is sticking to the plan...
Has the world always been this crazy and we've just not been so aware?
Stand up, lean in, know when to lean out, recognise and reject imposter syndrome and value your worth.
Today has to be a smiley sort of a day, because it's the International Day of Happiness! On March 20 every year, the United Nations wants us to "smile, share, eat healthily, exercise, be grateful, give back, think positively, spend some time with friends and family, spend some time alone, be mindful, dream, listen to … Continue reading today’s a smiley day
One of my colleagues regularly brings her dog into the office. It's no real overstatement to say this is a fabulous beast: her ears are perfect to pat when you need to de-stress, she plays a mean game of tug-o-war and she is a wonderful teacher. Lesson #1 Take the time to not just lie … Continue reading lessons from a dog
It's R U OK day, which means it's time to turn to the person next to you and start a conversation. While R U OK is a a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all Australians to regularly and meaningfully ask anyone struggling with life, "are you ok?" I encourage you to be sure to regularly … Continue reading r u ok?
I had the chance to attend a USQ Salon Series this month, with the State Library of Queensland's 2016 Creative in Residence Dr Matt Finch. Now, apart from working out how I can get a business card with a title that fun, I've also been working on how I listen, to colleagues, stakeholders and myself, … Continue reading it’s about how we listen
Here's an unsurprising admission: I am an ABC junkie - TV, radio, online, it's all good. Today, I was spending a lazy Sunday lunch watching Landline (ABC TV) (that's an hour-long rural television news program here in Australia) and in an interview with a chef about the resurgence of the Hereford breed, he had a … Continue reading one bad day
Okay, I could maybe have worded that intro a little differently but I'm sure everyone knew I was talking about communication about feral animals, not that comms can be feral. No? Oh well, to the new resource... The Behaviourally Effective Communications for Invasive Animals Management: A Practical Guide has been published this week. Its authors … Continue reading new resource for feral comms…
Are you involved in community engagement? Old hand or thrown-in-the-deep-end? The Community Engagement Toolbox being developed by Penn State and Project 4E1 is a great resource no matter how long you have (or haven't) been doing engagement work. It's got tools, planning advice and links to an amazing host of resources (American and Australian). The … Continue reading community engagement toolbox
It's easy to forget in this age of newer, more now, don't bore me with detail, what did you just say, that your communication can have a long-lasting impact. I was given a Friday afternoon reminder today. I was having a quite intense and wide-ranging conversation with a regional colleague that started with something I … Continue reading it’s amazing what people remember
Why is it that I always find something interesting in magazines while I’m flying? Reading the latest edition of the Renegade Collective (which I admit to finding interesting in all circumstances, not just when on a short, domestic flight with limited inflight entertainment), I came across an article on Upworthy. In the article, Upworthy managing editor Sara Critchfield had what … Continue reading lessons from Upworthy