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Julie Rowlands

The Golden Triangle - Sustainability, Employee Engagement and Business Results

March 16, 2018
Business leaders would have to have their head firmly in the sand not to see that today’s consumers are increasingly voting with their wallets, and choosing where possible to support brands operating with a higher purpose.

Psychometric tests for Selection and Coaching

March 15, 2018
Psychometric tests are designed to reveal details about behavioural traits and personality which often don’t come to light within the interview process. They are also useful tools to identify and develop talented leaders, build employee engagement, and ensure business results. For most people, there is a gap between who they think they are and how others perceive them.

The Power and The Passion - How to Create Effective Teams Through Giving, Sharing and Celebration

December 12, 2017
You would think that teams are everywhere; we use that word so freely in workplaces so we must be teams, right? The reality is we mostly work as groups, not as teams. In a truly successful team we give all we can to the team and to each other. Julie uses the National Women's Rugby Team The Black Ferns as an example of a successful team.
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Assertiveness in the Aviation Workplace

December 5, 2017
Being assertive is not easy. It’s often easier to be aggressive or passive. So how does someone without natural assertiveness, learn the skill? And why is it important for aviation safety?
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The Psychopathology of Office Politics

September 18, 2017
Office politics play out in every business and it is human nature and basic sociology to have power dynamics within a group. But do we really want to go to work feeling like we have to slay dragons?
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Changes to Parental Leave

June 16, 2017
A positive change to parental leave has taken effect this month. Find out how this change will benefit your flexibility around parental leave payments and returning to work. 
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Bullying - not just an issue in the playground

May 26, 2017
How many of you chose to wear a pink shirt in your workplace on the 26th of May? The CEO of the Mental Health Foundation called on all employers to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and to wear a pink item in support of anti-bullying
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Leadership That Gets Results

March 17, 2017
For leaders to change it is not enough to know what to do, to know how to do it and to know why, they have to care why. If they care why then they will drive the change.
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Boards Have a Vital Role in Shaping Organisational Culture

March 9, 2017
Although board behaviours have less influence on culture than those of the CEO and management team, they do set the tone at the top which in turn has a significant impact on the culture within.
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On the Balcony and on the Dance Floor

January 30, 2017
As the leader you have to be able to “move in the dance and to watch the dance from the balcony at the same time”. Mostly, we do one better than the other. To be a leader of culture you must care about both.
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