COVID & 2021


In 2020, COVID affected most businesses, many for the worst.

As leaders and business owners we cannot be COVID deniers.
We need to lead from the front. COVID challenges are set to continue into 2021 and no doubt there will many more such events as the virus mutates.
Everyone talks about a new normal? But what does that actually mean?

For us, the only NEW NORMAL as leaders you can have is one of dealing with crisis. Economies are set to downturn, and we cannot keep up what we have been doing. At the moment, people are pretending there is a new normal, but until we all make fundamental shifts as leaders, you are still playing the pretending game and that will catch your business out in the end. We need to now continually transform, ourselves, our capabilities and our business.

Planing a COVID-safe Work Christmas Party


COVID SAFE WORK XMAS PARTY 2020 has been a year that most of us will be glad to see the back of.  Given many of us have been isolated this year, taking the time to plan a COVID safe Xmas Party for your business is a way to connect, share and support each other. If […]

Change Management Vs. Change Leadership

Change Management and Change Leadership, what’s the difference? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between change management and change leadership?  Or did you think they are the same thing? Well, if you’re confused you are not alone. In this Game Changers Podcast I clarify what the difference is and why all leaders need […]



New Tribunal Case supports employer to increase casual and part-time employee hours under JOBKEEPER!

More Underpayment of Employees


One might think that some of the cases are by accident, and potentially they were. But this case appears quite intentional and so the company receives over $1m in fines. There is no way that you could argue paying employees just $12 is ignorance. Besides that, it appears the company tried to mislead the FWO. […]

De-Stressing is critical!


Delighted to have participated in this article.  It is but one of many strategies that help you to reduce and keep stress in check. Stress stops your executive functioning and is not a great place to make important decisions.  So get your stress under control!

Cultivating Trust


This video discusses whether being trustworthy means your team members trust you.

Building Your Change Leadership Competence


Are you an effective change leader? How have you coped leading your team through the Covid19 challenge? This post looks at one of the elements of effective change leadership.

Pandemic Leave Announced


The Fair Work Commission finalises Pandemic Leave starting 8/4/20!? Awards have changed to allow workers the right to two weeks of unpaid ‘pandemic leave’.   The Fair Work Commission is currently working on finalising changes to 99 awards most impacted by Covid to enable employers and workers to better cope with the impacts of COVID-19.  This […]

Covid 19 – Employer Questions answered – VIDEO ONE


Over the last 48 hours we have been bombarded with queries from leaders and business owners about what to do in this crisis. In this video, our CEO starts with discussing a HR and business strategy and offers practical options and approaches. In particular, we address Standing Down employees.  Tomorrow we will discuss some more […]

Coronavirus – Are you ready?


Coronavirus – Is your business ready? Coronavirus has leapt to over 85,000 confirmed cases (CNN), with countries such as South Korea, Iran, Hong Kong and South Korea reporting increasing numbers and a rising global death toll. As concerns of Coronavirus spreading quickly across the globe a number of companies have put risk management strategies into […]

WHS Manslaughter laws


An Australian worker was killed at work every 2 days in January, 2020! As at 30 January, Safe Work Australia there have been 15 Australian workers killed at work in 2020. That is one person every two days!  A shocking number. Last year (2019), Safe Work Australia reported a total of 162 workplace fatalities for 2019, 18 more than the […]

Helping employees in times of crisis


How leaders can support their employees in times of crisis or trauma Today we’ve had a couple of calls from our clients asking us for tips on how to support employees in the bushfire crisis. Our CEO has done a quick video to help Small Business Owners and Leaders on how to lead their teams […]



National Employment Standards I was speaking to a business owner yesterday and we were discussing the companies that have been falling foul of the law over the last few months.  Intriguingly, this business owner has 6 employees and they also had no idea about the NES   So I thought it is a good time to remind […]

Enjoying Melbourne Cup

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Find out how to ensure your team have fantastic fun on Melbourne Cup and avoid the legal risks inherent in Workplace events. We share our key tips…

Sick leave has been redefined!

Sick leave has been redefined! A full court made a landmark decision in the Mondelez case, that has significant consequences for most Australian employers.