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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.

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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?

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.

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?

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 ...

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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.

Mobile phone texting

UR fired! LOL

ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | One of the key factors in being a successful leader is the ability to connect and build rapport with those around you. When it comes to effective communication, face-to-face will always win out over texts.

Public Speaking

The joy of public speaking

ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | Just the idea of speaking in public is enough to make many of us break out into a cold sweat. But what are we actually so afraid of? Here we highlight some of the common reasons why we become so scared of public speaking, and ...

Saying No

“No” is not a dirty word

ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | My English friends always point out how easy going we Australians are and how happily Aussies say “yes” to most things. However, whether at work or at home, always saying “yes” can sometimes put us between a rock and a hard place. Learn how to ...


You’re the voice?!

ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | One things Aussies like is a good conversation. We are a curious bunch. We love to ask questions and find out about others. But there is an art to asking questions that goes beyond just the words we say. Sometimes questions can sound like an ...


Using your body for impact

ASTUTE AUSSIE IN LONDON | We Aussies love getting up close and personal: throwing a thumbs up as a true blue way of showing we are happy to be around someone. However, despite our best intentions, our message may not be making the right impact.


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