My time in the digital industry: I have been in the digital industry since 2005, with Vodafone and then Fairfax.  Prior to that I was in tech with Microsoft for 16 yearsMy mission at (current company): Our mission at Pandora is to play only music you love… http://www.pandora.com/aboutMy special blog topics: people, change, leadershipDigital trend I...'m most excited about: personalisationBrand whose marketing I admire: Huggies. Little kids always make me go “awwwwwwwwwwww”Favourite digital campaign of all times: I admire the work of the digital innovation group at Fairfax. Then again, I would say thatDigital tool/gadget I cannot live without: toss up between my ipad and my fitbit. One keeps me in, the other gets me outIf I wasn't working in digital, I would be: on the stage More

How to: Get over the nerves of presenting

How to: Get over the nerves of presenting
I present in front of people a lot. In fact, I almost can't remember a time in my career where I wasn't expected to get up in front of people – from maybe two to two thousand, to talk about a new product, a strategy, a vision and, increasingly, my...
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How to: Give and receive quality feedback

How to: Give and receive quality feedback

Does the word feedback make you quiver with anxiety, or get ready to learn and change? I think the answer to this depends on your frame of reference – and whether or not you have ever been on the receiving end of helpful and critical feedback, or if you have just been the dish of the day. I've seen both.

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How To: Find balance

How To: Find balance

Like most of you, I wear many hats. From managing director to mate, mentor and mother, my life is full, challenging, frustrating, fast paced, and there is certainly neither a dull nor idle moment. I do get asked from time to time how I achieve a balance, and whether or not it's possible to "have it all". I respond that I have a balance that I am happy with. One that allows me to juggle my roles, and find a sense of fulfillment in each of them. I think that this comes with experience, so the purpose of this blog is to share what I learned along the way.

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How to Walk the Plank

How to Walk the Plank

I left three companies that feature significantly on my resume – Microsoft, Vodafone and Fairfax without knowing where I was going..... Walking the plank so to speak, and dropping off the end into the great unknown. The purpose of this blog is to share what I learned along the way.

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How to Come Back After a Career Break

How to Come Back After a Career Break

There are a lot of reasons people take a career break. Redundancy, exhaustion, building a family, fulfilling the role of carer, or to pursue a personal passion. A career break is a good and healthy thing to do. But there is always a fear about coming back. I've taken a few career breaks in my time, and I wanted to share that story.

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How To Work With Ambiguity

How To Work With Ambiguity

Every now and then I get asked what I think are the most important skills or behaviors for people to have in their professional kit bag today. These have evolved in my view over the years, and certainly when I was starting out about 25 years ago, the skills that were essential then are different to today.

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How to Land the Job: How the digital world has transformed the process of interviewing.

How to Land the Job: How the digital world has transformed the process of interviewing.

 

It's been a long time since I had to interview candidates for an open role where I had to do all the work. From writing/posting the JD, reading CV's, long listing, shortlisting, interviews and finally appointments. To be honest, I kind of miss the days when, as the CEO, I would be presented with two shiny, happy, qualified candidates and asked to choose between the two. But, as with all things in a "startup"*, I am continually learning. It's from this perspective that I write my first blog (and hopefully many others) for the IAB: This one on the topic of interviewing, and specifically how technology has disrupted the traditional process.

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