Words are one of the most powerful tools we all have at our disposal. Words convey our thoughts and feelings, they build and tear down relationships, and how we use our words sets us apart from others. Words and hence the collective language we use also help define cultural and group norms. Think about it. Do you have certain phrases or words that you use just with your friends or your team at work? Are there certain words that have different meanings to them when used with your partner? In…Continue
Last night on ABC’s Q&A program, in response to the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, a group of students launched a loud and disruptive protest (if you missed it you can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND290z2kr2o). Pyne had been grilled earlier in the night on his plans for higher education, university fee structures, youth reachout programs and he, in true Pyne form, had maintained a steadfast position on…Continue
On Monday night’s Q&A program (watch here http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3946770.htm) the topic of introducing mandatory quotas to boost women in Federal Parliament was raised. The panel, comprising, among others Lisa Wilkinson (from the Today Show), George Brandis (Attorney General) and Chris Bowen (Shadow Treasurer), were quite divided in their support of quotas with Brandis being the only outspoken panel member…Continue
Over the last couple of weeks, I have had a number of conversations with clients providing additional feedback and interpretation on the cognitive abilities results of their candidates. The theme of most of these conversations has been trying to understand how a candidate who presented well in an interview or who has a number of university degrees or who is well liked by all of their referees, did not do as well as expected on the tests of cognitive ability.
To provide a bit of…Continue