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The post-truth world of the older worker

Thursday February 9th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Advisory

Margie had just received some news that would rock her world. After 25 years in one organisation, rising up through the ranks from a fledgling graduate to a senior executive, she was unexpectedly dismissed. Like a house built on poor foundations, she felt her career crumbling in front of her eyes. She was in her […]

How stories can change lives: my own personal journey

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Advisory

2016 was a year of writing stories. In December I completed an in-house publication: Unfinished Business – 11 Voices of Success at VicRoads and through this process met a group of delightful, talented and inspirational women at the top of their game. Which led me to reflect on the power of stories, some of which are […]

Walking Your Talk: Advice, Knowledge & Action

Wednesday February 1st, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

It seems everyone wants to give us advice, for our own good, for our own benefit. The aim is to help guide us back on course, the perception being that we have somehow wandered off it. Inversely, we are also drawn to give our advice to others for similar reasons. Is this advice the be […]

We Don’t Need No Education: Memory & Learning

Tuesday January 24th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

  Times have changed in the way we employ our brains to learn and retain information. Antonio Case writes in NewPhilosopher, “As information compounds at an alarming rate, some argue that learning how to properly search for information , across library catalogues and university databases, is more useful than rattling off facts and figures.” From […]

Millennials vs. the World

Thursday January 19th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Simon Sinek’s viral interview on millennials in the workplace has imposed the topic into the minds of a global audience. Well informed and balanced, Sinek discusses the challenges and pitfalls facing the generation. This morning, at a client meeting I was asked for my opinion on the subject; this is a tough one for me […]

Progress & Growth: The Call to Your Own True Adventure

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

An article by Flora S Michaels in NewPhilosopher gives us the opportunity to consider how our life will unfold as we move through it and at the same time allow us to think about the best way we can live, work and develop a positive mindset so that our lives will change for the better. […]

Branding: how one person can make a brand

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

An article by Peter Roper in Marketing Mag discusses how one person can make a brand. In this case Peter talks about Luke Mangan the renown restaurateur and opens many doors whilst showing us how to make a brand when firmly linked to a founder or key person in a company. Natasha Menon, marketing and […]

Cultural Reform Breakfast Featuring Dr. Corinne Manning

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

Ampersand International are hosting a breakfast at Vue De Monde on Tuesday 21st February 2017.  This breakfast will be for selected corporate executives to gain insights from Dr. Corinne Manning, who is a globally recognised consultant, responsible for the successful implementation of the Australian Army’s cultural reform strategy.    This culture change resulted in the […]

Change Management: The times they are A-Changin

Tuesday December 20th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

“The times they are A-Changin” to quote the 2016 Nobel prize winner in Literacy – Bob Dylan. The pace of change in 2017 seems to have sped up or is it just me getting older?  I guess my good ol’ Mum was right – after you turn 40 the years seem like mere months. But […]

HR Development: Why Not Change Your Mind?

Tuesday December 20th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

  Every day we form opinions about a wide range of issues including personal and business situations. When we form an opinion are we open minded about changing our point of view on these issues or do we stubbornly stick to our conclusions through thick and thin? Is changing our mind a sign of weakness? […]

Marketing & Digital: The Five Most Important Attributes of Digital Experience

Tuesday December 13th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

We all seek to form, establish, create and develop successful businesses. Paramount to building any business today is to find ways to unlock valuable customer data and relate this back to our digital platforms. Veronika Birnkammer, marketing director of SAP Hybris, Australia and New Zealand outlines the five most important attributes of digital experience and […]

Coaching Vs Mediation

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Advisory, Ampersand Insights

When coaching just isn’t enough, consider mediation Meet Michelle Michelle is a young, high potential sales representative working for a large pharmaceutical company. Patrick is a sales manager valued in the company for meeting or exceeding his revenue goals month after month and selling more products than any other sales manager in the business. Michelle is motivated […]

The Pursuit of Perfection & Motherhood

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Advisory, Ampersand Insights

“We are not meant to be perfect. We’re meant to be whole.” Jane Fonda. We have all come across the perfect stereotypical mum or career woman. Perhaps she is the perfect stay-at-home mum you meet at the school gate, as you drop your child off, hurried and late as usual for the start of your […]

Marketing Analysis: Touch Points & Attribution

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Professor Mark Ritson says in his article in Marketing Mag that brands and people are going to find themselves in the middle of a marketing frenzy in 2017. These events will follow on from the “Current swirling chaos that exists in the current marketing communications universe and 2017 is going to be the mother of […]

Marketing Trends: Media Intelligence Tools & Content

Thursday December 1st, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

  It’s well and good to have media tools at hand, but not much use if we don’t know how to use them properly and in particular harness and deliver the content that we need to send. This article that forms the basis of this report was written up in Marketing Magazine with the assistance […]

Professional Development: How To Train Yourself To Thrive Through Change

Thursday December 1st, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Everyone seems intent on taking a positive view on becoming involved in change within our businesses and in our own lives. Wherever you look somebody or something is advocating for change. Today the catch cry seems to be change or perish. Michelle Gibbings http://www.smartcompany.com.au shows us how to make the conversion easier in her article […]

Why Marketing Can’t Fix a Sales Problem

Thursday December 1st, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

When monthly sales targets are not being achieved and the spark between our offerings to our clients starts to misfire and our business starts to lose traction many small to medium sized businesses will turn to marketing first for their preferred solution to correcting poor performance. Sue Barrett an article posted on  https://www.smartcompany.com.au shows us that […]

Chance Rules Our Lives: Self Development

Thursday December 1st, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

There are many ways to get motivated. We are encouraged to improve ourselves through training, educational activities, help and guidance on the job and experience. We need time to become experienced. A series of articles in New Philosopher examines the question of, does luck and chance have bearing on how successfully we travel through life. Is […]

Technology: Here Comes The Real Digital Revolution

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Do you ever stop to think just how far we have come in the so called Digital Revolution?   We take for granted the time saving and efficiencies of the electronic media that is part and parcel of our life today. Have you thought that there is much more to come? That this is only […]

Trends: Publishing Is The New Marketing

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Jac Phillips, Head of Brand and Marketing, Bank of Melbourne reveals her approach to attract and retain the consumer in an article via Marketing Mag. She starts from the point, Banking is seen as “not very entertaining.” Jac provides, in her story, some fresh ideas on marketing, content marketing in particular. Jac, “As marketers, our […]

Leadership: Bring People With You

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest, Leadership - Human Resources, Ampersand Insights

An article “Will Any Ship Do?” written by Anthony Sharpe in New Philosopher discusses the form leadership takes in the workplace and the motives of those who seek to manage as leaders in the workplace. Anthony, “It’s something I hear more and more these days – a disconcerting trend at dinner parties. What do you […]

Goal Setting vs Serendipity

Thursday November 24th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

We are told that to achieve what we wish for we need to set goals. By and large I think this is correct. However are we limiting our good fortune by being too specific in selecting the opportunities we think would suit us best and make us happy? An article written by Oliver Burkeman in […]

Caught In the Web: Attention or Interruption?

Thursday November 24th, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

In an article in New Philosopher, Jessa Gamble explores the impact of the digital world on our ability to think and maintain concentration over periods of time. The idea here is that the web is distracting us, as Gamble says, “We now live in a wired world of interruption.” Jessa Gamble is an award winning […]

HR And Technology – Are We Getting Smarter?

Tuesday November 22nd, 2016 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

How do we prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead?  There is no point being complacent. We are in charge of our destiny and we need to work at it, or do we? Most of us take our lead from a mentor or someone we respect who has succeeded in the way we aspire to succeed. […]

Workplace Gender Equality Agency data show gender gap closing for managers

Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

An influx of women in new management roles is set to boost gender equality in corporate Australia, but women are still facing salary differences of up to more than $90,000 in senior ranks. New data tracked for the first time by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency show a healthy 42.6 per cent of managerial appointments […]

Customer Experience & Content – we know it, let’s ensure it

Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in In the News

An article in Marketing Mag by Ryan Skinner shows us how important the content marketing role is in supporting customer experience. Ryan is a senior analyst at B2C marketing at Forrester Research. Ryan, ” Valuable customer experiences will be the primary factor differentiating brands that win in the age of the customer, and content marketing […]

Regional Marketing Manager

Saturday November 5th, 2016 in Feature Opportunity

A rare opportunity for an experienced Regional Marketing Manager to join one of the most admirable brands drive their rapidly expanding business. Leading technology brand with global presence Manage integrated marketing programs Lead the priority projects in key markets This exciting position plays a vital role to manage and execute integrated marketing programs to stimulate […]

Head of Marketing

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 in Feature Opportunity

A strong international B2B brand presents a significant growth opportunity for a top tier head of Marketing to lead their strategic agenda. Reporting to the Marketing Director you would be responsible for driving continued growth and brand engagement through a large volume of events and conferences, sponsorships and targeted campaigns across multiple platforms. Operating within […]

Letter to Lisa – about big job titles, nuts & disappointing toasties

Thursday October 13th, 2016 in Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

  Morning Lisa, Happy Friday to you. I’m currently sitting on my delayed Jetstar flight (bless them) looking forward only to the ham & cheese toastie to discover they’ve changed the product – by adding relish and rye bread. Devastated. Customers don’t like change, unless it’s for the better. This is a terrible start to […]

Portrait of a Digital Leader

Thursday October 13th, 2016 in Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Layla Foord on Lean, Work-Life Integration and Living the Dream By Inci Kaylan Drerup Principal Lead, Digital and Thought-Leadership & Social Engagement Manager Ampersand International   As part of a new series, Ampersand International is interviewing digital leaders from around the world about their digital vision and the challenges and opportunities businesses face in times […]

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