The business of excellence : building high-performance teams and organizations (book)

Author: Justin Hughes This book offers a unique and compelling perspective on the drivers of excellence in teams and organizations. The author, Justin Hughes, brings an unusual mix of experience and insight, having worked as a management consultant to some of the world’s most successful organizations, in addition to having served for 12 years as … Read more

Queensland Government Digital Scorecard

Test how prepared your business is for challenges operating in a digital economy by taking the Queensland Government’s FREE online Digital Scorecard assessment. The Digital Scorecard is an online assessment, and awareness tool to help organisations prepare for the opportunities and challenges of operating in the digital economy. The main target market is SMEs and not-for-profits, although … Read more

This former Wall Streeter turned down $2 million and pays herself less than her interns in order to build her company on her own terms

Kimberley Ho is a former Wall Street investor who launched her own direct-to-consumer family skincare company, Evereden. Ho turned down $US2 million in funding from venture capitalists. Ho also said that she’s currently the lowest paid employee at her company. Kimberley Ho is building a skincare company that she hopes will someday be just as … Read more

Inclusive early literacy library programs: a focus on diversity, culture and language

Did you join the recent First 5 Forever webinar? If not, take the time to access the full recording. In this webinar we heard from Queensland Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff who shared their ideas and experiences for providing inclusive library programs for children and families. The webinar includes tips for including culturally … Read more

A ‘WIISE’ PARTNERSHIP SIMPLIFIES SME BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

An integrated cloud-based business platform will revolutionise and simplify accounting, payroll, banking and daily operations for Australian small and medium businesses from July 2018.  Combining the business expertise and software development teams of KPMG Australia (business advisory), CBA (banking) and Microsoft (technology platforms), Wiise is targeting SMEs that see themselves as having more complex needs … Read more

In Love and War

James Urquhart to Violet Wilkinson

Private James Henry Urqhart, 9th and 49th Infantry Battalions. When Jim Urqhuart volunteered to serve with the first AIF in June 1915, allied troops were still fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. One of 10 children born to Henry James Urquhart and Isabella Fraser, his mother had died in 1901 when he was only nine, leaving … Read more

Africa Day in Rockhampton, 2014 (photographs and oral histories)

Maureen Ilechukwa with her children Victoria and Victor. From 29203 Sharing Stories from Multicultural Communities Photo Essays and Oral Histories 2013-2014. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29203-0007-0007

Africa Day is commemorated annually around the world on May 25. This date is significant as it marks the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now called the African Union) in 1963. Since 2012, the Central Queensland African Association Inc. (CQAA) have organised an annual event for Africa Day in Rockhampton, with entertainment including … Read more