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

  We often think about how smart technology, wearables and driverless cars will transform our lives but in reality they are already doing so. I recently have started using amazon at home and finding its help amazing.    

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 USQ Better Health Series. 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 way…

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 work 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 greater understanding of…

Practical Project Management – Rising World

Belbin Test and assessment useful when working in group assignments Belbin Team Role reports are designed to help individuals and teams understand the behavioural characteristics people can display when working in teams. Each Belbin Team Role offers a different style of contribution to the team. With an understanding of these styles, you and your team…

Quantative Methods of Project Management

  Figure 3 – Earned Value Management Analysis of Indice displays the rate at which project performance is meeting schedule expectations (schedule performance index) and the rate at which project performance is meeting cost expectations (cost performance index) (Pinto, 2016). A CPI of 97.60% indicates that for each $1 spent, only 97.6c of value are…

Project Closure, now what?

  This is a step that is sometimes overlooked. For a successful project, it deserves a successful finish, completion and proper project closure. Some people consider project closure as insignificant or in instances when you are burnt out it can be an overburden. However according to PMBOK it is just as significant and impactful as…

Recognition Hack

Recognition Mission –  A non-technical Hackathon It was fantastic to be part of IntelliHR first non-technical hackathon “Recognition Mission 2017” over the weekend at Fishburners. It was an opportunity to collaborate with fantastic people, learn fast, prototype and put my skills into action. My amazing team CaaST Ed had a lot of fun delving into…

Investigations and personality traits

As a detective I take solving crimes and examining evidence very seriously. The Team Challenge – Solve a Problem Fast, Work Together To Get It Done At this weekend’s UQ MBA orientation session we worked intensively in a team challenge to deliver a report within the allocated time of 1h20mins. Given the constraints, my team…