What we think

Allowed to be happy

Watch Listen Read Allowed to be Happy I was talking with one of my friends recently, and she reflected on her current situation. Like many folks out there, she’s striving to buy a house. In Australia right now, that’s a particularly challenging thing to do in any sensible kind of way, for any sensible kind of price! During the conversation,

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Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification

Watch Listen Read Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification I recently had a chat with one of my team about some work they were undertaking. The client was an internal team member, and it hadn’t gone as well as planned. Ever had that – Internal or external, where the client was less than pleased? I know I have been there,

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Fake it till you make it

Watch Listen Read Fake it till you make it. When I was a young person, having just finished a teaching degree, I remember being given a few ‘valuable’ pieces of advice that confused me. The main one, the one I recall foremost was, ‘just remember, fake it till you make it!’ (The second in line was ‘don’t smile until Easter.’

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Decomplexification

Today, I want to have a deeper conversation about decomplexification.

So much of the time, we’re focused on simplification.
We often want to find solutions to problems by simplifying or stripping things down to their bare bones, wiping the slates clean.

While it’s important, it isn’t a silver bullet.

In fact, sometimes simplification just creates more problems.

So, what should we be doing instead?

What we really need more of is this idea of decomplexification.

Click below unpack what I mean – and what that could look like in your business.

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Drift

Watch Listen Read I  Choose to Drift When you think about the word ‘drift’ or ‘drifting’, it’s likely you have a few negative connotations that come up. The idea of drifting usually conjures images of ‘floating away’, moving away from what is intended, without control – or the ability to take back control – when it might be needed. You’re

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Clutter

Watch Listen Read Clutter A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble. Let’s talk. I’ve got to say, I am really lucky. I get to meet with talented people seeking to do amazing things in the places where they work. So often though I see those same people, (and teams, and organisations) working under layers of unnecessary complexity, something

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I choose to struggle

So much of the world has been struggling this year. COVID-19 has brought upheaval, challenge and change to most of us both economically and socially – not to mention health consequences – mental and physical. For many people, the global pandemic has been just one extra layer of struggle on top of countless others they were already dealing with in

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I choose to choose

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” Lou Holtz Psychologically, we humans are a fascinating bunch. Whatever is happening now has the power to influence what we think; the way we think; and our beliefs about our potential. When times are good, it feels like

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I Choose Business Over Busy-ness

I think a lot of us – myself included – lose sight of the fact that business with an “i” doesn’t always have to mean busy-ness with a “y”. When I say business, I’m referring to whatever work or activity you do that crosses the six elements of life. Business is not necessarily restricted to what you do within your organisation or

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The critical relationship between values, behaviour and safety

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this Better People Better Business episode, our consultant Bhavna Patel sits down for a conversation with Andrew Deering. Bhavna has over 20 years of experience in operational and leadership roles in training, competency assurance and human resources.  She is also a coach who

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Why Training Administration is critical to keeping your people safe, skilled and effective.

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this Better People Better Business episode, our consultant Michelle Cummings sits down for a conversation with Andrew Deering. Michelle is a highly experienced Training Professional with a strong background in Training Administration in high-risk industries, including Mining and Oil and Gas. She is

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How do I standardise training safely?

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode, Consultant Maha White has a conversation with Andrew about the challenge she hears with clients. Maha migrated to Australia from Zimbabwe in 2008, and has built a career in Training and Competency, working with Registered Training Organisations and auditors before moving

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How do I get my new to industry people skilled, safe and effective?

In this episode, Consultant Shane Bonser has a conversation with Andrew about the current influx of workers who are new to industry, particularly in mining and from varied backgrounds. Their challenge is how to manage these new people successfully through this career change, so they are inducted well and get to site knowing what to expect and with sufficient skills to be safe and effective.

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Why a Skills Analysis is the foundation for Employee Competency

In this episode, Senior Consultant Chris Burbidge has a conversation with Andrew about the question he hears from clients week in, week out.

As a leader on many of TDG’s projects, the common question or challenge he hears from clients is: 

How do I get value out of my people? 

How do I get value out of what I invest in their training and competency?

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Where do I find great people?

Where do I find great people? | Episode 1 of the Better People, Better Business podcast.

In this episode, Andrew Deering has a conversation with TDG’s Principal Consultant, Louise Bonser, about the biggest challenge facing our clients right now.

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