What you missed. #ShiftingHealth2018

100+ attendees and 9 hours of innovative thinking to shift health away from illness towards wellness. If you missed this years Shifting Health by Design, here is my short post event wrap-up.

International Women’s Day – Things to do

As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day this we were encouraged to think of inspirational women who have touched our own lives or those who have inspired us. For me, my thoughts circled around what we can learn today from the suffrage movement. The women of this movement advocated for the extension of…

Working with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

I really enjoyed reading Daniel Goleman’s book on working with emotional intelligence. I appreciate al his books and found this book particularly helpful and relatable. When you work with various people and go through many stressful and demanding situations, you are often faced with challenges, more than ever it is important to understand the nuances…

What to do when a project fails? Lessons to learn.

The challenge of working in groups is something I enjoy. I was recently group leader in a major assessment for my class at Sydney University as part of the Masters of Project Management program. It was an amazing opportunity. My group was assigned with presenting a research, reflection and critical analysis in the form of…

The future is now

Robots, technology, automation and autonomous vehicles are transforming the way we live and the way we work. Robots are quickly changing the economy and workplaces around the globe. Robots are working the floor at amazon. The factory of the future is going to look very different to what it look likes today. The emergence of…

Why empathetic leadership is no longer soft.

Recently I and the team at Springfield had the the opportunity to sit down with Rick Dennis to discuss leadership and culture. Here are some of my takeaways. People come first Empathy is essential for good leadership Understand your clients experience Have an opinion The most influential factors for business are people and culture. We hear…

What really are the social determinants of health?

As I learnt after attending the a conference on Better Health, social determinants of health play a huge role in our lives up to 90 % of our health in impacted through social determinants. Social economic status climate and the environment how can health today address these issues how can be integrate health in a…

Three day intensive hackathon – CityHack17

CityHack17 Tackle challenges to solve city problems. Companies at this event included Brisbane City Council, Transurban, Queensland Urban Utilities I’ve been interested in getting involved in a hackathon for sometime. The chance to delve deep into a solution and think laterally about a problem with others. Unfortunately with the demands of university I hadn’t made…

Project Leader v Project Manager

So, you’ve worked long and hard on delivering a project. You’ve learnt many lessons along the way, you’ve improved your efficiency and worked well as a team. Now, the project is complete and all deliverables achieved, what now? Some great things I learnt from my Graduate Certificate in Project Management included a more in depth…

Practical Project Management – Rising World

In the unit practical project management we had the task of master planning and building a resort in the sandbox game “Rising World”. This game presented plenty of challenges and many rewarding opportunities to expand my knowledge, practical implementation of project management methodologies and skills while also working in a group environment. Teams: Enhancing Self…