Latest Astute Aussie in London

  • Aussies in London: How to enjoy it on the cheap

    Aussies in London: How to enjoy it on the cheap

    Here lies the conundrum … the cost of living in London is just as high as Australia but the wages are not. With this in mind below are some tips that will help you save some money, which do not involve getting on the next ship back to Oz.

     
  • Islamic finance: A new buzz in the finance sector

    Islamic finance: A new buzz in the finance sector

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | With the UK now the biggest Islamic finance centre in Europe, and Australia looking to enhance its own credentials in this area, Australians in the UK should consider looking at developing skills in this growing sector.

     
  • Australia! MOT your system

    Australia! MOT your system

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Is the current shenanigans in the Australian parliament an unhealthy system gone out of hand?

     
  • Know thy system and work with it to win

    Know thy system and work with it to win

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Systems are a part of life and work. Being aware of the systems you are a part of can help you maximize your performance within it.

     
  • Together, forever: Systems for life and work

    Together, forever: Systems for life and work

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | We live in an intertwined world of systems — families, communities, teams and organisations. Our choices lead to actions and reactions which affect others in the system. Nothing works in isolation and awareness of the systems in which we operate is key.

     
  • Whose script are you living?

    Whose script are you living?

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | A scripted life could be holding you back from new experiences, as in the quest for comfort and safety we can become so habitual that we become stuck in our ways. Is your predefined script preventing you from living a full life?

     
  • Your passion, your profession, your life

    Your passion, your profession, your life

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? It is the hardest thing you can ever do – follow your passion and make a living from it. However, it may also prove to be the most rewarding step you’ve ever taken.

     
  • Collaborate and connect for commercial success

    Collaborate and connect for commercial success

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Knowledge-sharing and ‘networked innovation’ are part of the new collaborative business models for commercial success. Ensure your values, vision and priorities are aligned for a win-win working partnership.

     
  • Networking in London: the benefits of collaborative relationships

    Networking in London: the benefits of collaborative relationships

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Two Aussies walk into a bar… they leave as great mates and business partners. This week, our Astute Aussie explores the benefits of networking in London for Australians.

     
  • Astute Radio interviews

    Astute Radio interviews

    ASTUTE RADIO | Latest podcasts by Australian Times Business Editor Sepi Roshan.

     
  • Top up your professional skills, your way

    Top up your professional skills, your way

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | In a competitive working environment it is important to continue your professional education and keep your skills up to date. Here are three ways to fulfil your development needs.

     
  • Investing in the future

    Investing in the future

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Young people need to be informed, inspired and motivated about future decisions. Claire Young is helping students raise their aspirations and think big through a new start up scheme for under 18s.

     
  • London is not the UK

    London is not the UK

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | When you first came to the UK, where did you expect to live? Many of us land in Heathrow and head to the usual stomping grounds of Fulham, Clapham or Notting Hill: it could be because we are uncertain of what lies outside of London or because we are initially searching for familiarity — or maybe that is where our friends live.

     
  • Where has all the talent gone?

    Where has all the talent gone?

    When it comes to finding the best people for the job, many organisations struggle to find the right people and many people are finding it difficult to find the right job.

     
  • All in it together, regardless of gender

    All in it together, regardless of gender

    Focusing on strengths and synergies, not stereotypes, leads to greater gender diversity and better outcomes in the workplace.

     
  • The importance of diversity in the workplace

    The importance of diversity in the workplace

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | 8 March is International Women’s Day – a global day of recognition and celebration of women. However, there is still more to be done to encourage gender diversity in management and senior business positions in order to gain from the benefits of a diversified workplace.

     
  • Drug use at work: is your workplace at risk?

    Drug use at work: is your workplace at risk?

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Recent revelations of drug use in Australian sport have prompted a reflection on the prevalence of drugs in society. In the UK, Australians have been questioned about their reputation as the “great sporting nation”. If our revered sporting profession is not immune to the effects of drugs, could it mean other workplaces and professions are also not immune?

     
  • Healthy, Noble and Wise

    Healthy, Noble and Wise

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | For Australians in London, an English winter can mean illness, energy slumps and low moods. The key to a happier and healthier life could be as simple as a change to diet, with these tips from holistic coach Polly Noble.

     
  • Self-motivate, start and succeed

    Self-motivate, start and succeed

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | A lack of motivation can cause feelings of anxiety, stress and guilt, particularly when you are relying on external motivators to inspire you to action. Take charge by discovering the secrets to self-motivation, and get things done — your way.

     
  • Avoiding the missed goal blues

    Avoiding the missed goal blues

    ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | We are often told setting goals for the new year will help you to achieve certain outcomes. However, working out your goals can sometimes be harder than it seems. By first identifying what it is you don’t want out of the year to come you can be clearer about where it is you want to end up.