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5 Reasons why you need a Change Manager

Thursday May 18th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Actually there are hundreds of reasons you need a change manager but we don’t have all day so I have narrowed it down for you:   1 – Digital all the way baby  So your CEO has decided Digital is the way to go!  But what does this mean for your entire organisation? You should […]

Technology: Building In The Cloud for Competitive Advantage

Thursday April 20th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

  A great deal has been written about the digital economy and the massive changes already implemented, with much more to come. Now that the platforms have been set and the effect of these have been digested, what comes next?  An article in The Australian’s The Deal Magazine discusses growth in the IT sector by building […]

Perspective 

Tuesday April 11th, 2017 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

All too often in life we need to be reminded of perspective.  Whether it’s personal, family, business or taking the sporting field we all need a dose of perspective at some stage in our lives, and to be honest, often on a regular basis. Perspective provides you context to the greater world and existence beyond […]

Are you relevant? Are you really?

Wednesday April 5th, 2017 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

More often than not when presented with such a question, most people will answer “well yes of course I am”, my question back is…are you really? Harsh? Perhaps. Thought provoking? Absolutely! This is the reality of the world we live in.  The Oxford English Dictionary defines “relevance” as the quality or state of being closely […]

Cultural Reform Sydney Breakfast

Tuesday April 4th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

Last week Ampersand International hosted a Cultural Reform breakfast with guest speaker Dr. Corinne Manning at O Bar and Dining in Sydney. Corinne is a globally recognised leader in cultural reform, with a unique blend of public sector and corporate expertise. She has a proven track record of delivering cultural reform strategies resulting in organisations […]

The technologies and customer trends likely to change marketing organisations the most over the next five years

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

The Intelligence Unit (aka research dept.) of the `The Economist’ surveyed ~500 CMOs and senior marketing executives worldwide to explore which technologies and customer trends are likely to change marketing organizations the most over the next five years. The results paint an even more transformative picture for marketing in its quest to own the customer […]

Future Thinking: Management Planning

Monday March 27th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

We are all encouraged to think and plan ahead. This article by Antonia Case in NewPhilosopher examines the benefits or mistakes in doing so. Antonia, ” Write down your five year goals. Self help gurus who hold seminars in large auditoriums use this tactic to get the audience fired up. Instantly the audience goes into […]

Ampersand International – Across Borders

Thursday March 16th, 2017 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest

 In 2016 Ampersand International realised its vision of becoming a truly international business . How was this achieved?  Well I’d like to say it wasn’t easy, but it was. With a key member of the Ampersand family moving back to her Irish roots, our leadership team seized the opportunity based on ensuring Ampersand’s leadership and customer DNA was protected by […]

Bottom Up & Inside Out: The Future of Work

Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

What does this mean? Well to some of the shapers and influencers in this space, it’s firmly about driving engagement via digital collaboration to enable employees to shape, build and formulate the corporate narrative rather than the traditional top down approach.More and more digital channels, predominantly social platforms such as Yammer, LinkedIn and SLACK, are driving […]

Customer Analytics Insights 

Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

So guys, this is my style – like it or not, it’s all about the data, insight and sticking to the facts! Here we go… What I’ve heard from clients; Real need from clients to find analysts who can actually translate the data into a business outcome and communicate that to stakeholders – hear this […]

Best Practice Digital – is there such a thing? ….Good, better, optimized.

Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in Miscellaneous, In the News, Ampersand Latest

2017 is well and truly underway and we are encouraged by the evolving trends, talent requirements and executive profiles we have identified across our global digital portfolio.  Ampersand Digital has accomplished a year of rapid international growth, even deeper subject matter expertise and a clear broadening of our networks with global delivery capabilities. Regular insights and […]

She’d made it. Or so she thought.

Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

Until the day she was called into a meeting room without notice and told her role, and the career she had worked so incredibly hard for; sacrificed so much for – was as good as over. Her role as General Manager of a major division with one of the world’s most recognised brands was now […]

WARNING: This will be hard to read

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

Because it’s written in…BOLD. That’s right, the entire piece.  But let’s not focus on the font – we women mastered that centuries ago. Truly we did.  Today is International Women’s Day #BeBoldforChange.  All over the world today, we will witness and be part of movements that celebrate the journey women have travelled, across time, through […]

Cultural Reform Breakfast Featuring Dr. Corinne Manning

Wednesday March 1st, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

Ampersand International are hosting a breakfast at O Bar and Dining on Thursday, 30th March.  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 Army […]

Why you should take notice of introverts

Wednesday March 1st, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Advisory, Ampersand Insights

Several years ago I went to one of those well-known health retreats in Queensland where one goes to detox and rejuvenate. I needed to get away from the daily grind, refresh and renew my energy levels.  I spent the first couple of days rising at dawn, participating in a meditative practice, swimming a few laps […]

Cultural Reform Breakfast

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

On Tuesday morning, Ampersand International hosted a Cultural Reform breakfast with guest speaker Dr. Corinne Manning at Melbourne’s iconic Vue De Monde. Corinne is a globally recognised leader in cultural reform, with a unique blend of public sector and corporate expertise. She has a proven track record of delivering cultural reform strategies resulting in organisations […]

What does it take to be a great teacher ?

Thursday February 16th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest, Ampersand Insights

What are the benefits of educating? Roslyn Arnold explores this subject in NewPhilosopher and gives us something to feel proud about when we have taught with our hearts. Roslyn, ” Effective teaching requires an extensive and ever expanding repertoire of attitudes, skills, abilities, and personal philosophies.” Teaching is for those who enjoy re shaping their […]

“I’ve f**ked up, I’m starting again…and I’m really sorry for swearing.”

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 in In the News, Ampersand Latest

Said Adele at the 59th Grammy’s last night. And here it is – a small but authentic lesson in being human. Whatever your trade – whether an international multi–award winning superstar or an average career professional doing your thing – it’s so important to remember the power of being human. We make mistakes – all […]

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 […]

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