Why ‘White Lives Matter’ is Wrong

Imagine being at the funeral of your child and someone else speaks up and say: ‘All children matter’. I recently read on social media someone compared this to being the equivalent of saying ‘All lives matter.’ Talking about race may not be an easy conversation, but it is certainly a long overdue conversation and no […]

Do #BLACKLIVES (really) matter in Australia?

Written by Tamara Cook When I opened my Instagram on Tuesday June 2, I thought it was broken. Posts didn’t seem to load. I soon recognised the hashtags and the sentiment behind the flood of black squares on my feed. It felt good to know so many cared about the fate of George Floyd and […]

How to Manage your Unconscious Bias

We all bring unconscious bias into the workplace. These learned stereotypes are automatic and unintentional. They are part of your belief system and will affect your behaviour on a daily basis. Just because they are triggered without your knowledge does not make it right or even an excuse for bad decisions. For example, if you […]

A Disturbing Trend in the Media

The way in which the media report on news has a huge impact on the view of culture of people or a nation and is often shaped (or manipulated) by the politicians who control them and the language they use. You can observe this daily, simply by reading the headlines. News should be impartial, factual […]

Invisible Disabilities

Content Warning for Sensitive Readers. Includes graphic injury description. “Invisible disabilities” or “hidden disabilities” are disabilities that are not immediately apparent. Some people with vision lost, may wear contacts. To mediate chronic pain, some may choose medication, rather than a visible mobility device. Humans have a habit of recognising that which we can see. It […]

Growing Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

‘Do I really need to learn about culture to be better at my job?’ ‘Don’t you just automatically know this stuff and adapt accordingly?’ ‘Surely it is just common sense. I can just follow my intuition.’ Questions and statements, I often hear in the corporate world. The answer to this is simply, that you probably […]

Culture, Racism, and ‘The Virus’ – How to Culturally Adapt as a Leader

Covid-19 drained the colour from India’s spring festivities. Australia’s older vulnerable people feared being trampled shopping for food. Chinese students are wondering if they’ll ever complete their studies around the world and has now been warned to not come to Australia, due to racism. The cruise industries’ bottom line took a dive. The virus did […]

Get 50% off your next 7 CPD Points

  Please take 1 minute to fill in these three Multiple choice questions for your chance to win 50% of the next CPD course. Even if you can’t make the next course, but is in real estate, we would love your opinion. (You can transfer the voucher to a future date) Real Estate. Would it not […]

The Magic Wand to Real Estate Challenges

I bet at some stage you faced a difficult client, testing your boundaries. You may have even had to deal with drug-affected tenants or absurd expectations from owners/tenants or even buyers. Some of you report dealing with aggressive or abusive owners and tenants. Would it not be great if you had a magic wand to read […]

Happy Easter! How will you celebrate?

Easter is upon us! Enjoy the beautiful 4-day long weekend coming your way. Irrespective of whether you are religious or not, long weekends are a great time to catch up with family and friends and de-stress from your busy pace. I’d like to challenge you to explore one different way of doing something this weekend. […]