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Cultivating a growth mindset

We get what we focus on

By Francois | October 28, 2016

I was walking through the shops recently and noticed that Christmas decorations are starting to make their appearance.  Some people seem to like this time of the year while others say that Christmas can be a stressful time brought on…

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Letting go of good to make way for great

Letting go of good to make way for great

By Francois | October 21, 2016

This week marks my 31st year in Australia.  I remember my first day at school feeling incredibly nervous as a then thirteen year old in a new country, new culture, new language, new everything and a time of defining change.  My earlier…

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4 crucial elements for the emerging leader

4 Crucial elements for the emerging leader

By Francois | October 14, 2016

I used to think that leaders were ‘out there’ or ‘up there’ but I came to realise that today’s complex world requires each of us to also develop ourselves so we learn to lead the changes we want to create. Here are 4…

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Preparing for your summer

By Francois | October 7, 2016

If you live in the southern states of Australia, you recently had to adjust your clocks by one hour for daylight saving.  For me, that meant summer is coming! After a long winter, this past long week-end, with the sun shining,…

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Getting better prepared for change

By Francois | September 30, 2016

Recently, I was walking through the Parramatta CBD which is some 25kms west of Sydney and couldn’t help notice just how much construction there is.  Excavation sites, cranes on multi storey high rise buildings and major upgrades to motorways are a…

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What happens when we lose focus…

By Francois | September 23, 2016

I read that there are an average of 6.4 screens per home in Australia.  This is not hard to imagine when we consider the number of TVs, tablets, Iphones, laptops, Google glasses and not to mention Iwatches, smart fridges etc… This article went on…

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Building Relationships

4 ‘must haves’ for positive relationships

By Francois | September 16, 2016

I recently attended an informative networking event where the speakers highlighted that to attract good business, we need to genuinely get to know and understand people and their challenges over time.  This got me thinking about how critical cultivating positive relationships is to our professional and personal lives. We are involved in…

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When you think you’ve had enough…

By Francois | September 9, 2016

There are often times in our personal or work life where we put a lot of effort with little reward to show for.  This can be a testing time and be demoralising where it can start to affect our confidence and…

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Francois Alizart

Change is inevitable, but growth is optional

By Francois | September 2, 2016

Spring is upon us (well in the southern hemisphere anyway).  “Springtime” refers to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth.  It’s no wonder that at this time of the year, we can find ourselves reflecting on where we are, where…

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