On opportunity in Vietnam #52essays2017 #Essay11

Opportunity in Vietnam - Diane Lee

Opportunity (noun) – a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do anything. A few weeks back, I wrote about opportunity in Australia… and how there isn’t any. Not really. Everything is so hard, so difficult in Australia. Too

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On opportunity #52essays2017 #Essay7

Diane Lee writes about the mythical workplace beast of Opportunity.

Opportunity (noun) – a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do anything. In Australian workplaces, there exists a strange, mythological beast. This beast is called Opportunity. Opportunity is a mercurial animal that magically appears in workplaces during times of

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The power of one #52essays2017 #Essay2

The second essay in #52essays2017 challenge - the power of one.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” We hear

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I’m a failure (and I couldn’t be happier) #52essays2017 #Essay1

The first essay in #52essays2017 challenge - why I'm a failure and I couldn't be happier.

This is the first essay in the #52essays2017 challenge that I’ve set for myself this year. I’ll be writing one personal essay a week: 52 in total. And I’m doing this because I’m the first to admit I’ve become a lazy

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An ending… and a beginning – Freedom Road #7

An ending and a beginning for Diane Lee on her Freedom Road journey.

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. It’s been a while since my last post. Two months, in fact. (Sorry, Andy.) But I haven’t resting

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Taking stock and moving forward – Freedom Road #6

I'm taking stock and moving forward. Find out how!

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. Message received loud and clear In the last month, I’ve taken stock again. How many more times do

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The power of one – Freedom Road #4

There is just so much to actually do in my journey towards freedom. The overwhelm is real. Enter the power of one.

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. The last time I posted, I was having all kinds of trouble moving to a WFA.Life. It started

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Oops. I’m *still* making mistakes – Freedom Road #2

Read why I'm still making career mistakes in my fifties...

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. I made a couple of rookie errors… I got it wrong. So very, very wrong. And I’m paying

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3 things you can do to fix your organisational culture

How can you fix organisational culture? Find out in this post by Diane Lee.

How can you fix your organisational culture? It’s the age-old question that just about everyone asks at some point in their working lives: how do you fix a workplace culture that’s dysfunctional and toxic? The short answer is: you can’t. Sorry about that. The long

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On authority

Authority in the workplace is rarely challenged. Read why in this post from Diane Lee.

Waaaaaaay back in the 1960s and 1970s, before university ethics committees stamped out these sorts of experiments, two researchers wanted to know more about how human beings reacted to authority, and how positional power impacted relationships. Stanley Milgram, a researcher at

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