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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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Parting ways with your employer gracefully and on good terms is much more beneficial for your professional reputation and career prospects.

How to quit your job and keep your reputation


There is some concern that accountancy graduates may not have the right mix of skills to thrive in this new world of work, and that the education system is not adapting fast enough to evolving real-world requirements.

Next-gen accountants: Will they have the right mix of skills?


Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.

Is there a better way to brainstorm?


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


One of the biggest challenges any mentor-mentee relationship faces is allocating time to step away from day-to-day work and focus on the bigger picture.

How to make mentoring successful


Learning how to thrive – not just survive – in times of rapid change and uncertainty is equally valuable for individuals and businesses.

How to navigate uncertainty


Vogue magazine, insisted that, while face masks were not a fashion accessory, some looked decidedly more attractive than others.

In your face: masks for business


Diverse teams are more accepting of others from backgrounds unlike their own and they are more open to different ways of doing things.

Why you should hire a diverse team


An Airtasker survey has shown that, while 29 per cent of remote workers struggled to maintain a proper work–life balance, only 23 per cent of office employees felt the same.

Does flexibility offer a better work-life balance?


When the bullying happens and a person is in their own living room, there can be a feeling that the sanctuary of their home has been infiltrated.

Distant threat: How bullying persists in remote work