As a nation, this month we will unite for the celebration and remembrance of Anzac Day and those who have died for the freedom of this great country in which we live. A past federal Treasurer speaking on Anzac Day a few years ago said Australian ideals had been both tested and proved at Gallipoli. Further, he said: “What emerged was a moral value that rapidly established itself as our supreme national virtue: a combination of bravery, resilience, the ability to improvise, and the duty to stick together in hard times and protect your friends.”
As someone who has lived my adult life in Australia, and who regards herself as a very patriotic Australian, these words resonated with me about what it means to be Australian – brave, resilient, adaptable, sticking together, looking after your mates, persevering , courageous and reaching out to our community!
WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO CHANGE IN THE NEW
Welcome to the start of a new financial year, and the opportunity to review and reflect on the past business year, reset, plan and prepare for the coming year. I believe there are some simple questions we can ask ourselves about our professional and personal lives:
- What worked well in the past 12 months?
- What professional achievement in the past 12 months am I proud of?
- What personal achievement in the past 12 months am I proud of?
- What didn’t work, and why?
- What would I do differently if I had the opportunity to change something?
- What do I need to start doing in the new financial year that would improve outcomes?
- What development do I need to increase my productivity, performance and impact?