Bluestring Values

Drawing on Biblical principles, we will engage with you and your organisation.
By coming along side, we will develop an understanding of the work and culture of your organisation.
Through honest and open communication, we will work with you to identify organisational development needs.
With resolve, we will support you and your organisation to make decisions that can lead to personal and organisational growth.

Contact Info

Phone: +61 402218180

Mobile: 0402218180

Where we work

Take a look on the 'What we do' page to read about our work in Cambodia and Thailand.

Bluestring Bites

Stepping forward into something different

One of the hardest things to do on a personal level at work is deciding when it’s time and how to navigate a move to ‘the next’ thing.  Accepting that there’s not always a choice, or there may be no requirement or pressure to move on, stagnation, boredom, complacency, disengagement, a lack of drive […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Leadership Capability, Life, Reflections|0 Comments

Resilience

I recently attended an international conference in Johannesburg and between the formal sessions had conversations with a number of people who are working long-term in remote locations.  While committed to the work they are doing, comments and inference expose a deep need for encouragement and support; a need for strategies to remain resilient.

Shortly I […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Leadership Capability, Reflections|0 Comments

Trust and Confidence

On New Year’s Eve my wife and I enjoyed fish and chips in style in a local park (table cloth and cutlery at a table and bench) while we reflected on our 2017, then on New Year’s Day we spent a couple of hours over lunch sitting in the shade of a tree on the foreshore of […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Life, Reflections|0 Comments

Flexibility

I was chatting with a group of employees a couple of days ago about how our employer is wanting to promote greater flexibility in the work place.

When I first joined the business no one would have thought there was any way of working except from 9 to 5 with a set lunch break.  Back […]

By |November 23rd, 2017|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

What’s style got to do with it?

When we think of style, we tend to think of beauty and fashion.  In business, and in managing and leading people, we are not so much interested in appearance (although from a service delivery perspective this can influence and impact how people see and interact with our business), we are more interested in understanding our […]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

Mindful, Purposeful and Prayerful

Over the past few weeks I’ve undertaken a more senior HR management role while the person who normally does the work has been on leave.  While another employee was then acting up into my usual position, being physically close to my own office I found myself regularly assisting with tasks and attending meetings in support of my normal functions, as well […]

By |June 25th, 2017|Leadership Capability, Reflections|0 Comments

Scaffolding

Fifteen years ago I undertook a Bachelor of Education.  Although I never changed careers I did do a handful of teaching contracts in schools, spent a year teaching in Cambodia and spent a number of years as a trainer.

The learning I gained from the teaching degree has been invaluable in many areas of my life – significantly in […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Leadership Capability, Organisational Development|0 Comments

Taking care of yourself

I recently returned from Kenya where I participated in a Hostage Negotiators Course and then over the past couple of weeks have spent quite a bit of time consolidating information from the course into a Hostage Negotiators’ Handbook for an organisation I am working with.

In synthesising the information I was listing the points taught […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Leadership Capability, Life, Reflections|0 Comments

Human Resources or People and Culture

There has been a trend over recent years to move away from the title of Human Resources Manager to Manager People and Culture. While we might debate the use of the word ‘manager’ and what this implies, understanding why the shift from the phrase ‘human resource’ to ‘people and culture’ is an interesting revelation.

Recently I […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Governance Practice, Organisational Development|0 Comments

Creating a new life in Australia

The story of Munjed Al Muderis, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Sydney Campus at the University of Notre Dame Australia, recounted in his autobiography Walking Free (Allen and Unwin, 2014) is an engaging journey of his life and ultimate escape from Baghdad, his survival as a refugee, and fulfilment of a dream […]

By |January 14th, 2017|Books I've Read|0 Comments