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 […]

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  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. […]

A Culture of Giving

The Christmas and New Year period has been and gone, but does this mean that all the giving should stop? Doing good makes people feel good! It makes us happy, so why savour these feelings strictly for December? The answer is, we shouldn’t. The do-good, feel-good philosophy I speak of has been seen all over […]

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Sure IQ is important, but there are several tests that proof after a certain  level of IQ (average) it is rather EQ that leads to the promotion or the sale or simply being liked and respected. Let’s dial it back a bit and define EQ – Simply put it is your ability to manage and control […]

7 Lessons Learnt on Holiday

7 Lessons from Recent Travels As some of you know I recently spent a month eating and drinking my way through Europe, whilst making some European connections, speaking at events and mostly soaking in different cultures. Here is my trip on fast forward with some important cultural business lessons. 1. You make your own sunshine […]

Free Magazine and USA News

I just returned from a month in the USA, where I attended and spoke at the CQ (Cultural Intelligence) Summit. The summit theme was inspired by David Livermore’s new book – Driven by Difference – How we can we fuel innovation through diversity. There was also an interesting focus on domestic diversity at the summit.  Often when we […]

Discover your Superpowers!

Increase your senses, to increase your influence February 2016 Stories are an important way to get your message across, possibly one of the most important skills to communicate successfully. A good story teller always use their senses. How well do you manage honing in your senses, in order to improve your communication style? Did you know you could […]