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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 5 tips for taking risks at work

    I am in the process of developing an exciting plan for my next stage. It’s a combination of restructuring some…

  • What Do You Need To Drop To Reach Your Goals?

    A couple of years ago now I went on a retreat which looked at what we wanted from life as…

  • Are you a fox or a hedgehog?

    Are you the kind of person who pursues many ends at the same time and sees the world in all…

  • What are your three futures?

    Are you at a career crossroads, struggling to decide whether to go this way or that? Here’s an excellent exercise…

  • Balancing planning and spontaneity

    I was recently reminded of something that happened a while ago – I was walking down Harris Street in Pyrmont on my…

  • Trust yourself to take career risks

    I recently rediscovered the YouTube video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address. He talks about his own university experiences, and…

  • Your career story

    One of my favourite quotes is from American poet Muriel Rukeyser: The world is made of stories, not atoms. Stories aren’t just…

  • Do you have a limiting weakness?

    You’ll get much further in your career by polishing strengths than by compensating for weaknesses. But there is an exception…

  • Where Do You Feel Most At Home?

    I have been thinking a lot lately about the concept of ‘place’ as we age. This starts with the big…

  • Time Boxing Can Add Productive Hours To Your Day.

    I have a few big projects at the moment, things that can’t be done in one sitting, and which tend…