Asia Power Index 2018 Lowy Institute
Eleanor Roosevelt famously stated that “people can only put you down if you agree with them”. The trick to getting over being bullied is to stop agreeing with the negative characterisations they have made of us, and to put the blame where it belongs: back with them. We also need to stop expecting that we should have been able to beat them or to not be affected by it.
The Answer to Overcoming Workplace Bullying
Latitude of Ideals are failing: "freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant ..."
A Day in the life inside a city of Martin - Redeployment: Why you need to explore all your options - HRM online
Redeployment options must pass the "reasonable" test - HR Daily
When Is Redeployment Reasonable? | Employment Law Practical Handbook | Fair Work Act | Workplace Relations
Redundancy and redeployment: common and costly mistakes - iHR Australia
‘I’m no seat warmer’, says likely Gallagher replacement
"A real issue for me is the pretty significant attacks on the Public Service not just in Canberra, because 50 per cent of the Public Service isn’t in Canberra ...”" (RiotACT!)
Rethinking The "Retirement Crisis" AMY ALKON:
There’s this quote — and people always nod solemnly in (unthinking) agreement when somebody tosses it out: “No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time on my business.'”
(There are various versions of this, yes, attributed to various people.)
Now, maybe this is the reality for some people, but it isn’t the reality for me — or for some of the driven professors and writers I know.
I try to spend as much time every day on digging up science and writing (and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting) as possible.
There’s long been this notion — probably since Social Security came to be — that people would cut out of the work force; retire.
Well, if I’m working on an oil rig, yeah, at some point, I age out of the profession. (Not that I’d ever be in that area of work, but just as a wild example.)
But writing? As long as I keep those Alzheimer’s cobwebs out of my brain — or as long as I don’t get some horrible, writing-stopping disease — why should I stop? Presumably, I’ll get wiser with age. At least, that’s what I’ve found so far. So, presumably, my writing and thinking will have more value, as long as I can stay current.
If you’ve been the object of bad workplace behavior, knowing your options can be the first step to getting justice. Let this guide be your road map for navigating some all-too-common scenarios
For certain people, holding a position of power can unleash their inner narcissist.
POLICY LAB: When existing science can support more than one answer to public problems, experts can act to steer public deliberation.
"To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of relationships, which depends on the quality of conversations. Everything happens through conversation" Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build & Trust and Get Extraordinary Results
Physically stronger Norwegian men are more likely to be married
Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s - Jim Butcher – Harvard Business Review: “Mindfulness is now seen as a crucial skill in business. Meditation practices have the capacity to calm the mind, relax the body, boost resilience, and even increase situational awareness. The study of mindfulness — often defined as paying attention, nonjudgmentally and on purpose — is a regular part of the creativity and wellness culture at firms around the world. But although mindfulness may seem to be a fairly new phenomenon, it’s not. It first influenced business decades ago, through the development of an unmistakably hard skill that senior managers must master: strategic planning. Leaders today would be wise to learn from the past and to view strategic planning and mindfulness together. Before explaining why, though, a bit of history. Pierre Wack, who was head of Group Planning at Royal Dutch/Shell in the 1970s, studied meditation extensively with teachers in Asia and, later, with the famous 20th-century mystic G.I. Gurdjieff in Paris.
Wack perceived the world differently than his colleagues in the energy business. Through his unique lens, he came to create what we know as scenario planning — a widely used strategic planning practice that now spans all sectors. An HBR contributor, he wrote two seminal articles about Shell and scenario planning in 1985. As Art Kleiner described in the The Age of Heretics, Wack had “a lifelong preoccupation with the art of what he called ‘seeing.’” To see, in Wack’s understanding, meant not merely being aware of an element of the environment, but seeing “through it,” with full consciousness. Planning well, in his estimation, required “training the mind.” As a longtime practitioner of scenario planning who met Wack and studied his approach, I consistently find that stories about his early days at Shell captivate executives’ attention as instructive lessons on how to look ahead. One scenario, in which it was presented that governments in Middle Eastern countries would effectively act as a cartel, largely came to pass with the rise of OPEC. Shell changed strategies and actions based on the findings of the scenario planning work, eventually allowing the firm to become an industry leader…”
Talking to the chiefs: Greg Moriarty
"The hard part of running the Defence organisation is the trade-offs ‒ lining up capability, strategy and resources to work out what can and can’t be done." (The Strategist)
CRS report via FAS – Artificial Intelligence and National Security – Daniel S. Hoadley, US Air Force Fellow; Nathan J. Lucas, Section Research Manager, April 26, 2018.
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing field of technological development with potentially significant implications for national security
A Bitcoin podcaster brilliantly trolled his own hacker
LGBTI leaders in the public sector
From the first openly gay departmental secretary in the APS, to leaders in states and territories, local government, statutory authorities, state police and the ADF, LGBTI people really are everywhere.