Recent Posts by Daphne Grech Cumbo

Leading your people to “OWN IT”

Review of “why you never wash a rental car” by Mark Fritz, UP Academy Masterclass 30/11/17 Mark Fritz is not your usual speaker: he doesn’t use a projector and actually gets you to do the work (you might even create your own PowerPoint to share with your team! ) He’s not the average author, he published a ...

IMPROVISATION: The fun element in a professional environment

We all spend 27% of our working lives at work. So why shouldn‘t it be fun? Or if not fun at least entertaining. The vast majority of us like a good laugh, laughter releases tension and creates a bond with the people we are sharing a funny moment with. In the words of the superb comedian Victor ...

Born to Kick Arse – Interview on Pushing Limits, Leadership & Flow

Take me to the Interview!  Matthew Tommasi founder of the Australian Born to Kick Arse Podcast, scours the earth to find and interview (in his own words) “the most fascinating people on the planet”. He digs deep to get an inside look at their approach, mindset, motivating factors, resilience and secrets to success! His interviews aim to educate, empower ...

Disruption

The way industries operate, consumers react and companies succeed is constantly changing. The marketplace is disrupted and the business model needs to keep changing and innovating to keep up. One way of doing that is by initiating disruption. Apple is one of the companies which really took off once it began disrupting the marketplace. For 20 ...

10 Tips for Successful Corporate Events

The festive season is over and while some of us are still recovering from the holidays and celebrations, we have a blank canvas of events to design over the next 12 months. Why so early ? Research shows that when events are planned in advance, it helps achieve the goals you've set for the year ahead ...

International Speaker Event: Andy Lopata on How NOT to get Referrals

When advertising is known to be losing steam, and social media bombardment is often overkill, the single most effective way to grow your business is through networking and referrals. “People buy from people” is a truth that is often undermined because it may not be a skill set we access easily - until now! Learn a ...

The Neuroscience of Innovation – By the UP Academy

Wouldn’t we all like to be the next Steve Jobs, or create a world-changing product or invention? However we often label ourselves as non-creative people or limit our potential because we don’t know where to start going about innovation. According to Simon Clarkson, creativity is within us all, and through a number of learnt tools, ...

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