Posts tagged with ‘Leadership’

  • Promoting active travel among children

    By Dan Gaffney on July 24, 2015
    The New South Wales Government wants to promote better health by encouraging more active travel by NSW children. Active travel means walking, cycling, scootering, skateboarding or any similar transport where human energy is spent to travel. Research from around the world reveals that children’s local active travel provides significant benefits. In addition to the health benefits of physical activity, walking and bicycle riding […]
  • Upbeat On Small Business

    By Dan Gaffney on May 19, 2015
    Business headlines tell us times are tough. Sales, revenue, employment and confidence are down. The reason? The continuing impacts of the 2008-12 global recession, which was initiated by the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market. Is capitalism doomed? You’d be forgiven for thinking so but we’re backing small companies to thrive, despite the […]
  • Intrapreneurs – risk, reward and innovation

    By Dan Gaffney on March 29, 2015
    Intrapreneurs reveals insights from scholars, entrepreneurs and UNSW graduate students on the subjects of business innovation, risk, investment, success and failure – all part of the diet of being an entrepreneur inside and outside a corporation. Credits: True North Media © 2013 Production – Dan Gaffney Camera – Nait Wiles Sound – Ben Hooft Editing – Shaun Dougherty Client – UNSW […]
  • NSW Healthy Children Initiative Equity Toolkit

    By Dan Gaffney on March 28, 2015
    The New South Wales Healthy Children Initiative delivers programs for children from birth up to the age of 18 years. The resource booklet we wrote and designed for the NSW Office of Preventive Health is for professionals who can make a positive difference to children’s health. It initiative aims to increase levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption by children in early childhood […]
  • Less whingeing, more gratitude

    By Dan Gaffney on April 21, 2014
    Nobody likes a whinger but have you considered your own tendencies to complain and criticise? Cultivating gratitude might be the remedy. We’ve all met the whinger – the person who finds fault in everything and everyone. It seems there’s no way to satisfy or pacify these personality types. They’re bored. They’re tired. It’s too hot, too cold, too much, too […]
  • Going viral: the role of choice, word of mouth and humanity

    By Dan Gaffney on February 5, 2014
    There are three reasons why being remarkable matters more than ever in our viral, connected economy. Infinite choice The Internet gives access to an abundance of options. There’s greater competition because the connected economy has lowered the old barriers to entry. Now we’re spoilt for choice by an online economy flooded with easy-to-buy goods and services. Want a book on yoga? No […]
  • Priceless – the value of linchpins in the workplace

    By Dan Gaffney on January 31, 2014
    The decline of the industrial economy has raised the value of linchpins – people with the emotional intelligence to lead in any setting. Serial entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Marc Cuban are masters of process, which is why venture capitalists tend to invest in them in preference to first-time start-up companies. Branson and co have honed a process that builds […]