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Amanda Woodard

Amanda Woodard is a Londoner by birth who, after working for The Guardian newspaper for 12 years, moved to Sydney with her family. When she is not interviewing business leaders or writing about education or travel, Amanda is an enthusiastic art lover and occasional wreck diver.

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Lisa Gemmell CPA.

How Lisa Gemmell CPA balances risk at Mons Royale

One thing all the scientists agree on is that our brains aren’t designed to handle more than one task at a time.

Why deep focus, not multitasking, should be your mantra

95 per cent of employees dislike performance reviews and a near equal proportion think they give an inaccurate picture.

5 steps to a better performance review

By building people’s “inner strength” people can adapt better to the fast pace of change while maintaining a sense of wellbeing and balance in their lives.

How to build resilience in your team

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Photographer: Shannon Morris

Challenging the myth that self confidence equals success

Not-for-profits are feeling the big squeeze | Illustration: Carolyn Ridsdale

Not-for-profits are feeling the big squeeze


Here come the intrapreneurs


Bold Strategic Move 4: Booting up the brand

The first time around, Lafley was widely viewed as the ailing company’s saviour.

Bold Strategic Move 3: The comeback CEO

Sabbaticals can be used for many things, from getting fit to learning a new skill.