Mandy Geddes
  • sydney, australia
  • Australia
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What would you like to share about yourself?
I manage the Institute's coach training program, and so get to spend lots of time communicating with great coaches and people interested in coaching (who tend to be interesting people themselves!)
Company website/blog
http://www.iecoaching.com
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Coaching and coach training, embedding learning, training and coaching that changes corporate cultures to make them more constructive.
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Mandy Geddes's Blog

Setting boundaries in the workplace

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:23 0 Comments

Some may find the concept of workplace boundaries a challenging notion given a boundary can’t be seen, but their importance shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, understanding and working within defined boundaries can help you to thrive at work. 

What is a workplace boundary?

The definition of a professional boundary can best be described as understanding a colleague’s need for space, setting limits, determining acceptable workplace behaviour and creating a sense of…

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How to be a great mentor

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 14:26 0 Comments

Throughout our careers, many of us will look to a mentor for guidance and advice. Sometimes this relationship is created through a structured program and other times it forms organically. 

You may be at the stage in your career where you are now someone’s mentor, but have you put much thought into how to be the best mentor you can be? 

The mentor’s role

A mentor’s role is to provide insight…

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Learning from mistakes

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 12:48 2 Comments

Making a mistake is part of everyday life and our errors are mostly unexceptional. Many organisations believe they have the leadership capability framework that allows people to make and learn from mistakes. But this, for the most part, isn’t true.

A recently published book “Better by Mistake: the unexpected benefits of being wrong” by Alina Tugend uses the example of a night shift supervisor in a food factory to highlight what can happen when an organisation doesn’t allow employees…

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Does beauty play a part in recruitment?

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:43 0 Comments

A recent article in The Economist has highlighted a study that found women who are more attractive and include a photo with their resume are less likely to be offered a job interview than women who are deemed not as attractive.

Bradley Ruffle from Ben-Gurion University and Ze’ev Shtudiner from Ariel University Centre in Israel sent fictional job applications to more than 2,500 job vacancies.  They sent two similar resumes to each,…

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