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When workplace mediation goes belly up

Imagine this. You’re a busy manager. You have two employees who despise each other.  They’re engaged in a long-standing cold war that’s destroying productivity and killing morale. It’s only a matter of time before an untenable situation becomes unfixable. Time to unleash your secret weapon – the mediator. You know mediation works. The enemies agree to […]

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What keeps you awake at night?

Whilst living in the UK a few years ago, I spent a number of years in an executive coaching organisation called Vistage International, also known as The Executive Connection (TEC) here in Australia. One of the most commonly discussed questions was, “what keeps CEOs and executives of organisations awake at night?” Various reasons were given, […]

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Remembering to play

Sitting at my desk at the Dash co-working space, a sudden uproar alerted me. Looking up, I saw a nerf war in progress among the Zimpleweb team. Lots of laughter ensued. Within about 10 minutes, everything had settled down and the Nerf Warriors had returned to work. Over the following weeks, I watched with fascination […]

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