Get Excited About Change – A Checklist for Coping

Get Excited About Change – A Checklist for Coping

Yesterday I sat in a really interesting presentation; you know where you find yourself leaning forward and sitting on the front of your seat? Well, this was one of those. I was watching one of Australia’s leading agents of change in Real Estate address a team of property agents about the inevitable change facing their industry.

For me, it was a powerful glimpse into an industry I know well, both as a consultant and as a client. Everything Mark McLeod said to his audience resonated with me, because I’d heard a similar diatribe many times before in the boardrooms of the traditional media organisations I had worked with over the last 25 years. It was that familiar and awakening warning

Unfriend? Ad Block? Dislike? It’s a thing!

Unfriend? Ad Block? Dislike? It’s a thing!

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen substantial chatter about how to digitally UN-engage in 2015. iOS9 now lets you block ADS on your phone, Facebook is testing a NOT LIKING something button (which by the way is NOT going to be Dislike!) and this week Fair Work Australia found someone guilty of bullying because they UNFRIENDED a colleague on Facebook. Why the sudden need to be able to cyber-vote with one click? Are we now so used to getting what we want online that we can no longer tolerate what is not absolutely meeting our every need? The jury is out.   I have written recently about iOS9 and ad blocking, and how it presents an interesting conundrum for users; namely if we block ads, it makes our viewing experience more streamlined, but by choosing to block ads, we are also blocking the revenue stream the content providers survive by. The good news? No ads. The bad news? The possibility of no content in the long run.   So let’s have a look at what happens if only the strongest (who can sustain life without advertising revenue) survive. Content providers will have to make money through other streams...

Career Success and Pregnancy – the similarity I didn’t see coming

Since launching my book, eBook and eLearning course 3 weeks ago, and winning one award and being shortlisted for another (ALL totally new experiences that by the way, I could not feel more humbled by), it’s safe to say it has been a whirlwind of excitement! The time had come where I had finally put myself out there. After 20 years of corporate life, and for one entire year of working tirelessly and in spare time I didn’t have, creating a product series sharing my insights specifically for SME’s, I had revealed my new self to the world! Hurrah. The scary part was over, or so I thought. First of all, I know you are wondering, what on earth does this have to do with pregnancy? Well here is the similarity I didn’t see coming. Achieving some kind of career success is, in my recent experience, just like being a new mother entering the unchartered waters of motherhood. You are leaving your comfort zone where nobody would dare tell you what type of woman or friend or employee to be; into a phase where all of a sudden everybody feels compelled to tell you how they did it, how you should do it, and how undoubtedly you are...
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