Battling Boardroom Stress

Battling Boardroom Stress

Domini Stuart believes managing stress effectively is a matter of good governance for directors. Most directors have experienced the pressure of a senior executive role – but that doesn’t mean they’re automatically prepared for the pressures of the boardroom. “Executives must be totally focused on setting clear strategic and operational goals and meeting objectives and targets,” says...

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Standing On One Leg

Standing On One Leg

In America it’s National Falls Prevention Day so I thought I’d launch my new blog with an update of  something I wrote about falls on my old, steam-powered blog last year. A couple of years ago I read a study claiming that one of the most accurate indicators of a person’s age was how long he or she could stand on one leg. It sounds like a joke but, in fact, this diminishing...

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Egyptian Spirituality

Egyptian Spirituality

Pyramid Scheme Ancient Egyptian texts urged people to let go of guilt and remorse. Sounds like a good basis for life. It is one of the most familiar images from Ancient Egyptian – a group of figures gathered around a set of scales. Until I attended one of Amber St Clare’s workshops, I would have assumed that any meaning had long been lost. Now I see it through different eyes. Amber is a...

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Meditation

Meditation

Serenity Now It is possible to learn how to meditate and to get benefits quickly and easily; Domini Stuart is living proof. Everyone from the Dalai Lama to your GP will tell you that meditation is a great way to relieve stress. Unless, of course, you’re fretting about how you can possibly fit an hour or so of meditation into your frantic day. Or worrying that you’re not doing it properly...

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Advice You Can Bank On

Advice You Can Bank On

Is it the case that one of the most important – albeit perhaps underutilised – resources when it comes to assessing and managing the financial risks and trade finance options associated with exporting is your bank? Domini Stuart reports. A report released earlier this year by East & Partners suggests that banks in Australia are struggling to deliver high quality trade...

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