This month I've been doing a few hours at le bureau however I've still enjoyed a few good reads in my spare moments on the bus and the weekend! I am currently fascinated by 'The Hidden Life of Trees' so keep an eye out for my thoughts on that. Voici...my March reads: The Commando Way:… Continue reading MARCH your way through these titles!
You have four missions to complete in four weeks, should you wish to accept. Don't forget to report back. WEEK ONE Your mission: grab a coffee each afternoon with someone in your teamUnderstand their role, experience and any key challenges they are facingAsk how they think you can help them - if you are a… Continue reading Starting your new job: 4 lessons in 4 weeks
You might recall I bought a Kindle! and so it only seemed fitting to download "Invent and Wander". The first half of the book is a collection of Jeff Bezos' shareholder letters whilst the second half explores his life and work through a range of interviews and speeches. I highly recommend getting your hands on (or… Continue reading Are you a visionary or missionary?
The first time I ever received requests for feedback from colleagues, my analytical mind went into overdrive as I tried to think of helpful pointers to go with the genuinely positive comments I had to say. I assumed that as part of the process you had to write something constructive for others to work on.… Continue reading The feedback loop is broken
The Commando Way by Bram Connolly deserved a post of its own. This book is packed with lessons from a top Australian special forces commander that are applicable to any context. The most interesting thing about Bram is the fact that he is so much more than a commando: he is an author, has his… Continue reading Leadership lessons from a Commando
In my new role I'm learning a lot about agile. I asked our agile coach if there were any books, podcasts or articles she could point me to that would help me get up to speed. Her response surprised me: "There are heaps of agile thought leaders I follow however I don't know how much… Continue reading A coffee with an agile coach
I swore I would never cheat on my books but I went and did it: I bought a Kindle Paperwhite. Some interesting observations about my experience with Amazon: The shopping experience is seamless. I quickly compared the Kindles, picked one and checked out within 5 minutes. Bonus points for offering up 3 other products that… Continue reading I bought a Kindle!
This post is probably not going to have any bearing on anyone using the Internet except me. I have always been a firm believer in writing down your goals. For example, at the beginning of my studies in year 12 I wrote my goal ATAR (94.4) on a big sheet of paper and stuck it… Continue reading 2021: Amy’s Year of Crushing It
I was only 14 years old when I got my first part time job at a Gloria Jeans coffee store. I remember telling my dad I wanted a job so I could save money to go to Costa Rica but I had no idea how to get one! He helped me write my résumé and… Continue reading 4 Product lessons from a coffee house
When my resignation from American Express was announced, I was overwhelmed by the heart warming messages I received from colleagues all over the business and the world. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have worked with such a caring, intelligent and fun group of colleagues over the past 2 years. I know sometimes it can… Continue reading As one door closes, another opens