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Posts by Dan Polifiore

5 Tips to Fight Meeting Burnout

Flexible aka hybrid aka remote workforces and work practices have quickly become the accepted way to keep working. But video fatigue is a real thing, so Dan’s about to jump up on his soap box and give us a few ideas about how to make the endless Teams meetings more meaningful.

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Changing Minds: Hours vs. Outcomes?

man running looking at his watch and losing papers; a clock on the wall pointed to 7:18

COVID-19 has taught us a lot so far… Society at large doesn’t like being ‘locked-down’ in their own homes… Face masks are significantly less popular in mainstream society than we thought… You can eat a lot more food if you’re home all the time… There aren’t as many ways to make ‘coronavirus’ or ‘rona’ funny…

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Remote Working… Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

One of the most exciting benefits of the Modern Workplace is flexible or remote working.  The idea of being at your workplace from 9 to 5 is from way back in the industrial revolution, lingering around for far too long like a hangover in your mid 30s.     There have been so many advances in…

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Effective Questioning

At risk of straying off-topic before I even establish the topic, I’d like to point out that I like motorsport, I’m an Essendon Bombers supporter, and I really like absurdist comedy like ‘Flying High’ or Monty Python. Chances are a lot of you don’t agree with me on these points, including my partner who still…

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Making The Most of Your Surface Hub/Army Knife

I was given a real Swiss army knife for my 21st birthday. Corkscrew, three different blades, tweezers, mini pliers, can opener, scissors, mini saw, all in one. It even had a toothpick – no kidding.   I truly loved that thing. I even named it ‘Ted.’ The name held no significance except that it had…

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The Importance of Proactive Communication

Recently I had a conversation with a friend of a friend around their business and the fact they had lost 5 of their most senior team members in the last 3 months.   This is a devastating statistic for any business, let alone a small/medium business like they are running.   They were discussing the…

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Dan’s Travel Tips for Work-Traveling Parents

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time travelling. I spent about 10 years as a touring musician and Tour Manager, but I’ve also spent a lot of time travelling for work, both domestically and internationally. For the most part, I’ve had a blast. I’ve been lucky enough to see different parts of the world, and many…

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Don’t Let Them Eat Cake!

“Dad, I want a piece of cake.” “You can’t, mate. Sorry.” “But you’re eating one. I want some cake too. Pleeeeease.” “Sorry Bud, but you need to eat your dinner first then you can have some cake.” “But you haven’t eaten dinner yet, why are you having cake?”   A common conversation in my house,…

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