Author archive for Joanna Maxwell

  • Why Good Enough is Good Enough

    A few years ago I painted our backyard. (OK, if truth be told, I hired some guys to paint our…

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  • Can you overuse your strengths?

    It’s very fashionable these days to focus on strengths and ignore weaknesses, and in the main this is a good…

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  • What do ‘home’ and ‘place’ mean to you?

    We are between houses at the moment. We have sold our happy home of ten years and cannot move into…

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  • What puts you in flow? (And why should you care?)

    I ran a workshop in Melbourne yesterday for retrenched workers who need to rethink their careers. We talked quite a…

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  • Why three lives are better than one…

    I did a library talk recently about Rethinking Your Career – both the book and the process. The Q&A at…

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  • Busting stereotypes about older Australians

    I really dislike the stereotype you see in the media about ‘successful’ ageing: you know, all those wrinkle-free, glossy looking…

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  • Networking: your top job-hunting strategy?

    I am often asked for tips on finding a job when you reach your 50s or even before. I am…

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  • Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice

    For about five years I taught a microbusiness course for migrant and refugee women. It was  one of the most satisfying…

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  • It’s not just about us…and it’s not just about them.

    I write about people in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but I want to be clear that my concern is…

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  • Is the digital divide a furphy?

    I am often asked if older workers in Australia are able to cope with digital platforms, online technologies, apps and…

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