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Thriving in Change

By Emma Sharrock / March 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Thriving in Change

Welcome to March! Many of us are celebrating the one year anniversary of our most recent plane trip. I know I am, and I’m okay with this. Most people I know who have experienced more recent plane trips have done so out of necessity, and the conditions have not always been ideal. Nevertheless, it’s lovely…

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The Year in Small Slices

By Emma Sharrock / February 15, 2021 / Comments Off on The Year in Small Slices

A few weeks ago, “early February” sounded a long way away. Yet here it is! Once again, the year is moving at a pace that leaves my head spinning. How about you? February is a time that the pace seems to pick up – the holidays are over, and it is time to get down…

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New beginnings

By Emma Sharrock / January 12, 2021 / Comments Off on New beginnings

It’s the new year, and as we big goodbye to a challenging year, we are also gearing up for a new year. Often at this time of the year, we’re setting goals, or perhaps doing a Past Year Review. It’s a time of new beginnings, fresh starts. I love the ‘newness’ of the new year,…

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Adapting vs Adopting

By Emma Sharrock / November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Adapting vs Adopting

I realised this month that we have spent over half the year in ‘pandemic mode’. What was new has started to become the new normal. Is anyone struggling to remember what life was like prior to 2020? It’s been a big year so far. We have collectively endeavoured to make sense of a year full…

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The Fourth Quarter

By Emma Sharrock / October 16, 2020 / Comments Off on The Fourth Quarter

I don’t know about you, but September went by in a flash! So much happened in such a short space of time! What remained the same was continuous change. Spring in Victoria ranges from ‘it’s practically summer’ type heat to Antarctic winds and rain – and that’s just in one day. All during what has…

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Five things Project Managers & Change Managers can do to play nicely together

By Helen Palmer / September 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Five things Project Managers & Change Managers can do to play nicely together

Project Managers and Change Managers are professional practitioners that both work on projects. They often work together – though this isn’t always the pleasant and positive relationship it could be. As professionals they have deep knowledge of their fields, and are advocates for this disciplinary perspective – as is valid. Still it can be challenging…

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Being Kind and Continuous Change

By Emma Sharrock / September 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Being Kind and Continuous Change

August is a wonderful month. Firstly, it’s my birthday month, so it has to be wonderful. It is also a month that signals the end of winter and the start of Spring. It is a month of incredible change. The bitter cold of winter is still present, with hints of warmth and spring. Flowers start…

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July Bright Spots – Locus of Control

By Emma Sharrock / August 11, 2020 / Comments Off on July Bright Spots – Locus of Control

They say that change is not linear. We all say that. We all think that. We all know that. But DO we? Because when it comes to change, I know I am always a bit disappointed when things don’t go exactly how I wanted them to go. They take an unusual turn. Can you relate?…

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June Bright Spots – Challenging Times

By Emma Sharrock / July 21, 2020 / Comments Off on June Bright Spots – Challenging Times

It’s July and it’s been a challenging time. Who would have predicted last year that this time next year we would be experiencing a pandemic? A crisis of this proportion? I sometimes feel like I’m in a movie. Do you? I know that at some stage this period of time will be the focus of…

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April Bright Spots – Dealing with Uncertainty

By Emma Sharrock / May 19, 2020 / Comments Off on April Bright Spots – Dealing with Uncertainty

Can you believe it’s May? And you know what, even if we weren’t amid a pandemic, I imagine I would still be writing this. Time is flying regardless of the events. I think when I write “can you believe it’s May?” it is with the tone of “I can’t believe it’s already May, and I…

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Focusing on the bright spots

By Emma Sharrock / April 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Focusing on the bright spots

As I write this, we are experiencing a time of unprecedented change. This time last month it felt like the year was flying by. Now, for many, it’s not going fast enough, as we navigate the challenging landscape of COVID19. My heart goes out to everyone experiencing the virus itself or the anxiety that is…

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What do you Believe?

By completewpcare / March 9, 2020 / Comments Off on What do you Believe?

Don’t panic, but we’re SPRINTING our way through to the end of the first quarter of the year. Didn’t we just have Christmas? I’m sure I’m not alone in my fascination with the speed of time. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for time boxes to keep focused and kicking goals. The calendar…

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Being the Agile Leader

Being the Agile Leader

By Emma Sharrock / February 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Being the Agile Leader

Last week I spoke at the Female Influencers in Technology (FIIT) Meetup, and I shared my experience and passion for Being the Agile Leader. I thought I would share the highlights as part of this month’s blog. There are No bad Agile Teams, only Bad Agile Leaders In the military, we have an expression: “There…

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Starting with the End in Mind

By Emma Sharrock / February 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Starting with the End in Mind

One month into the new year! How is 2020 going for you so far? I’ve been working on developing new habits around my work and business. Starting as I mean to go on. Agile is all about sustainability – sprints AND rest! To enable this sustainable pace, we need to reflect on how we show…

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Do you have the best job in the world?

By Emma Sharrock / January 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Do you have the best job in the world?

Happy New Year! I’m sure I am one of many people wishing you the best for 2020. After a fast-paced 2019 packed with excitement and challenges, I’m getting curious about how this year can be different. I’m in the process of doing my Past Year Review (I wrote about this last year) to capture the…

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The power of unlearning

By Emma Sharrock / December 3, 2019 / Comments Off on The power of unlearning

Can you believe it’s December? I’m sure I’m not the only one noticing the days racing by. I think it’s a sign that a lot is happening If I thought I would coast through November in the wake of the glory of my book launch (I didn’t think this fortunately!) I would have been wrong.…

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