ARCHIVES OF ARTICLES
Here you’ll find an archive of my articles including my New York Times column, AFR BOSS column and other articles and blog posts since 2012. I hope you enjoy!
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Fear of failure is often at the heart of the reluctance of large businesses to think differently and move quickly.
Negotiating with a young entrepreneur sparks the realisation that there are benefits to being older in business.
Having the self-belief to wing it can be exhilarating, but a dash of self-doubt can help avoid an embarrassing failure.
Missing out on the trappings of a structured work environment can have a detrimental effect on mood, concentration and creativity.
In business, the success of others can spark envy rather than inspiration. Here’s how to avoid the jealousy trap.
It might look exciting from the outside, but life as a founder is stressful and the responsibilities can be overwhelming.
Untangling brain clutter by removing distractions can enhance cognitive ability. iStockA Marie Kondo-style brain declutter could make you more productive It's 9pm. As I pull the sheets back and climb into bed my mind is still, happy. I didn't do much today. Just a few months ago I would have felt guilty. A chronic maximiser, I measured success by the number of activities I'd managed to complete...
Once I accepted that a lot of what I wanted to achieve this year isn’t going to happen, I started to relax.
Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that asked whether a female boss can manage a chauvinist. I’ve struggled with this issue for many years, and from your replies it’s clear that other women have endured similar experiences. More than 300 people wrote comments, and hundreds more contacted me through Twitter, LinkedIn and email. I...
My Struggle to Manage Our Lawyers I don’t really enjoy working with lawyers, yet every time I start a new relationship with one I’m filled with hope. They seem impressive in their fancy suits and expensive offices. They woo me with flattery and nice cups of tea and biscuits. I find myself thinking: These guys are cool. I’m going to work with them forever. I brief them on what we’re looking to...