How good were you back in the day?

How good were you back in the day?

A standard ex Rugby player’s response to the question ‘Well, how good were you back in the day?’ Obviously, for everyone who’s ever played the game it’s a no brainer ‘I was alright… (modestly downplaying your ability), if it hadn’t been for {insert reason} I should have played for the Wallabies/All Blacks/England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales and if it

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Heroes and Villains of the Ashes

Heroes and Villains of the Ashes

In the history of cricket there has never been a contest between two nations that’s created more heroes and villains than the Ashes. In recent times Stuart Broad has kept the journalists busy and the crowds baying for blood when the ‘old foe’ comes to town. Who will it be this year? Joe Root, Broad

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Pato in Lycra

Pato in Lycra

When our director Simon Paterson (Pato) announced that he was doing a charity ‘bike ride’ everyone at ISG had nightmares involving mental images of him squeezing into a pair of lycra shorts, and marvelled at the engineering effort involved in making a bike that could cope with the stress of supporting his ‘fuller figured’ frame (The

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GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

‘GOAT’ is a term that was used recently to describe Tom Brady when he helped engineer a comeback of the ages in this years Super Bowl. A remarkable achievement to come back from the brink of disaster. However, at ISG this prompted one of the most repeated bar room conversations in the country, on who we thought was worthy

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Is too much Rugby ever enough?

Is too much Rugby ever enough?

With the Sydney Seven’s including the gold medal winning Pearls, the Auckland Nine’s and the Six Nation’s all on this weekend it will be a big weekend in front of the TV for many of us, and if you’re lucky enough to be going to the games it won’t feel like a weekend, you’ll be exhausted on Monday:). With

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What make’s a good conference great?

What make’s a good conference great?

What makes a good conference great? From the feedback, we’ve received over the years (Yes, someone does read the conference feedback forms) it’s the quality of the facilitator or keynote speaker. That’s what clients and staff always remember and judge the experience on. So, with that in mind now the silly season is well and

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It’s Just Not Cricket….

It’s Just Not Cricket….

The definition of the phrase “‘It’s just not cricket” is having something that is unjust or just plain wrong done to someone or something’. The phrase alludes to cricket as it’s regarded as a gentlemans game where fair play is paramount. The current form of the Australian Cricket team is certainly character building for our cricket mad nation and an unsuccessful

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Reward and Recognition

Reward and Recognition

Don’t get me wrong, financial reward is a great thing, but it’s not the equivalent of recognition. It’s a short term solution. Recognition is a key tool in employee and client retention programs for a reason, people need more than constructive feedback and positive affirmation. They need recognition of extra effort. They need to “feel”

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Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity

The world and our workplace today have become highly diverse. International research has proven that a diverse workforce combining employees from different backgrounds and experiences drives significant tangible and intangible benefits to businesses. Clear links are shown that when workplaces are truly diverse and inclusive, it results in greater creativity, higher levels of innovation and

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