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Risk Management vs. Innovation

It doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition! At an Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch earlier this year, ex-Telstra and current CSIRO head David Thodey was asked a question during...

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What’s In It For Me?

WIIFM? (Who cares? Nobody trusts you!) By Chris Pezzimenti, One Step Out A couple of months ago I found myself in the midst of a major disagreement between business partners that had...

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Getting Your IT Strategy to Make Sense

Mr Squiggle – bet you haven’t thought about him for years! I’ve just recently introduced my kids to our generation’s wonderous world of Miss Jane, Mr Squiggle and Bill the Steamshovel via the magic of YouTube, and...

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Why Recovery Is The New Backup

What SMEs should be thinking about in the wake of Wannacry  Australia has proven itself to be that “lucky country” once again. Whilst we largely escaped any large-scale fall-out from the...

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Why Tradition Still Matters

ANZAC Day – It’s one of the few national traditions observed in our relatively still-young nation. It’s a truly iconic Australian tradition that has steadfastly held strong over several generations....

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How New Technology is Changing Recruitment

Maxsum Consulting is proud to partner with Caliper Australia in presenting this Guest Blog post. How New Technology is Changing Recruitment The rapid advancement of technology in the recruitment and HR space...

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Are you feeling the love?

Customer Service vs Empathy in the new race to win friends and influence people I recently read an article on how to show empathy in customer service, which advised service providers...

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Lacking inspiration for 2017?

Ok, so your holiday tan has faded, the kids are back at school (finally!), and just as you try to fire up for the year ahead, you remember all the to-dos on your list left over from last year. Most...

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Dare to be different…

My daughter's Year 3 class is like a mini United Nations. Amongst her group of friends are the most adorable kids of Ethiopian, Japanese and Pakistani backgrounds. Seeing them play...

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What’s your Pizza paddle ?

As a kid in 1988, I clearly remember my Dad's 40th  Birthday party and thinking "wow, he's old"… Well, I blinked and found myself at my own 40th do a...

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