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Wine of the Month

Wine of the MonthParker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2008 is a blend of two of the most widely known red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Coonawarra, in the southeast corner of South Australia, is famous for its terra rossa soil (clay and limestone) and produces some of the best red wines in the country.  Parker Estate select the best fruit, and if the grapes don’t reach the standard then in that [Continue reading..]

Stress in the City: what can employers do?

Stress in the City: what can employers do?  What factors are behind the high-pressure work culture and how can employers help to alleviate problems as they arise? Ruth Badrick, employment partner of leading employment lawyers BDBF discusses:Stress-related claims are on the rise in the City amid more stringent regulations, longer hours, fewer bodies and higher demands.Even when employees are not in the office, extended working hours are difficult to avoid as a result of seemingly endless [Continue reading..]

Developing Your Personal Brand

Developing Your Personal BrandWe learn how companies, who essentially offer the same product, differ from their competitors by their corporate image and branding. All airlines, for example, will get you where you want to go, but they have their own way of delivering their service based on their brand values. Successful companies will make sure their brand is strong, recognisable and consistent. They will have a logo, website, stationary and their [Continue reading..]

Get Out of Your Own Way!

Get Out of Your Own Way!Opportunities are everywhere if we would just get out of our way and banish self-doubt! Many times, there are limits as to how far we’ll go to achieve success in our lives and businesses. Maybe we don’t want to move, or give up a certain type of lifestyle. Maybe we don’t want to have to fund our new business idea and drop some of the luxuries we enjoy [Continue reading..]

Can Accepting a Weakness be Beneficial?

Can Accepting a Weakness be Beneficial? weakness noun 1.the state or condition of being weak. synonyms: frailty feebleness, enfeeblement, puniness, fragility, delicateness, delicacy, 2. a disadvantage or fault. Synonyms: Fault, flaw, defect, deficiency, weak point/spot, failing, foible, Shortcoming, imperfection, blemish, chink in one’s armour With such definitions and synonyms combined with a puritan work ethic, there is little wonder why our culture and society views weakness – and in particular admitting to them – with such negativity. In many areas of life it is [Continue reading..]

 

Quote of the Week

All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence

Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 


Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2008 is a blend of two of the most widely known red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Exquisite still life of wine, cheese and meat products

Coonawarra, in the southeast corner of South Australia, is famous for its terra rossa soil (clay and limestone) and produces some of the best red wines in the country.  Parker Estate select the best fruit, and if the grapes don’t reach the standard then in that year no First Growth is made.

Full bodied with a fragrance of cassis, liquorice and find smoky French oak. Enjoy with friends over a meal of roast beef, duck, venison or firm mature cheeses.

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Background concept wordcloud illustration of work stressWhat factors are behind the high-pressure work culture and how can employers help to alleviate problems as they arise? Ruth Badrick, employment partner of leading employment lawyers BDBF discusses:Stress-related claims are on the rise in the City amid more stringent regulations, longer hours, fewer bodies and higher demands.Even when employees are not in the office, extended working hours are difficult to avoid as a result of seemingly endless technological developments. Smart phones, tablets, Skype and even social media allow employers to contact staff — and indeed track their whereabouts — at all times. This can mean constant pressure and little time to switch off or relax. (read more…)

Personal Branding in word collageWe learn how companies, who essentially offer the same product, differ from their competitors by their corporate image and branding. All airlines, for example, will get you where you want to go, but they have their own way of delivering their service based on their brand values. Successful companies will make sure their brand is strong, recognisable and consistent. They will have a logo, website, stationary and their brand values firmly in place to ensure that the message is consistent and congruent.

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An image of a nice compass with the words Better WayOpportunities are everywhere if we would just get out of our way and banish self-doubt! Many times, there are limits as to how far we’ll go to achieve success in our lives and businesses. Maybe we don’t want to move, or give up a certain type of lifestyle. Maybe we don’t want to have to fund our new business idea and drop some of the luxuries we enjoy on a daily basis, like satellite TV or expensive mobile phone plans, or maybe we don’t want to have to do things we’re uncomfortable doing, like promoting our businesses and “putting ourselves out there.” Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book Excuses Begone!, puts it very well – “We don’t always want to undertake the necessary steps to create the life we desire.” (read more…)


Examine Your Weaknesses
weakness noun
1.the state or condition of being weak.
synonyms: frailty
feebleness, enfeeblement, puniness, fragility, delicateness,
delicacy,
2. a disadvantage or fault.
Synonyms: Fault, flaw, defect, deficiency, weak point/spot, failing, foible,
Shortcoming, imperfection, blemish, chink in one’s armour
With such definitions and synonyms combined with a puritan work ethic, there is little wonder why our culture and society views weakness – and in particular admitting to them – with such negativity. In many areas of life it is seen as, quite simply, unacceptable. Nowhere  is this more so than in much of the world of business where accepting weakness is regarded as kryptonite.  Ours is a ‘can do’ society where those viewed as being ‘in control’, or those who make things happen, especially in the teeth of a storm, are greatly admired.
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