Home · Blog · Professional Development
Posted On October 29, 2015
How many meetings do you attend in an average week? Less than 8? More than 30? If each meeting takes an average of 45 minutes, that’s at least 6 hours (15%) of your week spent in a group around a table or on the phone. For some people, meetings can take up 50% or more of the working week.

Read More →

Posted On October 29, 2015
Unlike much of day-to-day work life, performance reviews are a time to focus specifically on our strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, successes and failures, and the goals that we did or didn’t achieve.All of which (let’s face it) can be a little confronting!

Read More →

man laughing while brain storming
Posted On October 29, 2015
When Google CEO Eric Schmidt was told by one of his board members in 2002 he needed a coach, he asked, “Why, is something wrong?” He was told, “No, no, you need a coach. Everybody needs a coach.” Every famous athlete, every great performer, has a coach. Someone who can say, “Is that what you really meant?” A coach can give a sense of perspective. The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. So he got a coach who has served him very well. Now Schmidt says, “A coach really, really helps.”

Read More →

seven colourful speech bubbles
Posted On October 22, 2015
You would think that – with people increasingly working longer hours and working remotely on mobile devices – we would find more time to learn at work. Yet the converse is true, as we work more, people have even less work-time to devote to their skill improvement and professional development.

Read More →

military soldiers walking to helicopter
Posted On October 22, 2015
I’m not the military type. I’ve never fired a gun and don’t intend to, zombie apocalypse or not. But I can appreciate how the military develops leaders.This isn’t about generals, admirals and other high ranking officers who, when the bombs, bullets and drones are flying, you’ll probably find far from the action surrounded by maps and polite attaches.

Read More →

Posted On October 22, 2015
Exceeding expectations at a variety of customer touch points helps build customer loyalty. And that’s really important because your most loyal customers can become your raging fans, promoting your business to their friends and in turn, driving new sales.

Read More →

Posted On September 14, 2015
We all want to be happy, to be successful, to overcome adversity and be the best we can, don’t we? But our busy and complicated lives make it hard to achieve these things without support and a regular dose of inspiration. And that’s exactly what the thought-provoking TED Talks, hosted by the Technology, Education and Design (TED) organisation, set out to do — to spread ideas that can change attitudes and even lives.

Read More →

Posted On August 26, 2015
In the minds of many people the term “project management” conjures up images of long lines of slaves building the Great Pyramid of Giza, or peasants hauling stones to the top of the Great Wall of China. Project management does indeed date back thousands of years but it’s changed a great deal since the days of temples, castles and cathedrals.

Read More →

Posted On August 20, 2015
The AI Group has released alarming figures that highlight the financial impact of poor health on the Australian economy. Its 2014 ‘Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Report’ estimates that absenteeism costs organisations around $536 per employee for each day they’re off work. The annual cost to the Australian economy in personal leave payments is $24 billion alone.

Read More →

Posted On June 16, 2015
TP3 recently held a series of seminars on the subject of Mindfulness for Business Results featuring one of Australia’s leading experts on leadership development, Martine Barclay. Demand for seats at the first of those seminars exceeded room capacity in only a few days, requiring a second, literally by-popular-demand seminar, and additional seminars across Australia. I soon understood that Mindfulness is either a hotter topic in organisational development and human resource circles than I’d imagined, or Martine Barclay was quite the drawcard.

Read More →

Posted On April 13, 2015
Does the thought of speaking in public make you break out in a cold sweat? It’s not unusual to feel afraid. Public speaking exposes deep feelings of inadequacy that many of us have when making presentations. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled a list of simple techniques and strategies that will support you in your journey to becoming a great presenter.

Read More →