The workplace virus we didn’t see coming

The workplace virus we didn’t see coming

Google “how to future proof my career”. Not a single search result says “pick an industry that fares well in a pandemic”. But there’s endless tips about becoming tech savvy, embracing AI, up-skilling, networking and developing empathy....
HO, HO, HO…NO, NO, NO!

HO, HO, HO…NO, NO, NO!

Last Friday, I had a not so silent night… Oh JOY! Merry people everywhere… celebrating the 8th or 9th hour of their office Christmas lunches. I channelled my inner Mariah Carey… “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”… is for you to all go home...
Dear ‘busy’, I’m tired of you!

Dear ‘busy’, I’m tired of you!

Is it just me, or has this year gone really, really fast? Is everyone feeling really, really tired? Sure, I’ve packed a lot in this year. Fun. Trips. Work. More work. Self-development. I’ve coped with feelings of overwhelm, with the love and support of family,...
What DVF taught me about picking a career (and a dress)

What DVF taught me about picking a career (and a dress)

Last month’s study tour to New York City wasn’t just about lessons at NYU’s Stern School of Business and training with the FDNY. My colleagues and I also had the privilege of spending time with the incredibly stylish creator of the wrap dress: Diane Von Fürstenberg....
Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

Some workplace wisdom for surviving office Melbourne Cup Day functions…from your friendly Poet Lawyerate. The first Tuesday in November The day that stops the nation Every workplace takes a spell To join the celebration It’s not my place to be a nag But as...

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