James Adonis is one of Australia’s best-known people-management thinkers and is passionate about employee engagement. He is the co-founder and managing director of Team Leaders, a company dedicated to developing the best front-line managers. He is the author of three books including his latest, Corporate Punishment: Smashing the management clichés for leaders in a new world.

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The luck of the draw

Lottery

James Adonis Would you resign from your job or quit your business if you won the lottery?

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The shifty side to shift work

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James Adonis Diurnality: the reason shift workers end up struggling physically and mentally.

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The leadership wisdom of Margaret Thatcher

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James Adonis Some of Margaret Thatcher's most memorable one-liners and how they relate to business leadership.

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Banking: one big Ponzi scheme?

James Adonis Just because a bank is safe by global standards doesn’t make it safe in practice.

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Take the pressure...down?

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James Adonis Are working Australians really under more pressure than ever before?

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Uneasy like Monday morning

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James Adonis Monday is the most popular day of the week for chucking a sickie, and for good reason, too.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Bosses need to engage both sides of the brain

Brain.

James Adonis In the modern workplace, who makes the better leader: the left-brainer or the right-brainer?

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WORK IN PROGRESS

FIFO, FIFO, it's off to work we go

Perth Airprt is filled with Fly in and fly out miners(FIFO's) heading to various miners in Western Australia.
Photo: Jacky Ghossein
The Sydney Morning
30th of  august 2012

James Adonis There's lots of money in it, but Fly-in Fly-out is a form of employment that comes with numerous downsides.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Get fit fast - go to work!

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James Adonis Most of us know the perils of deskbound lunches and too much sitting in front of a screen, but there's a flip side to the working life. Many of us do it to get fit and stay well.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

The end of the line for white-collar jobs?

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James Adonis Will technological changes such as the drive to bring your own devices to work result in fewer desk jobs - or just different ways of doing them?

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Female enemy number one - other women?

Women.

James Adonis What’s stopping women from getting ahead? In many cases, other women.

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Giving it up to travel the world

Globe.

James Adonis Have you quit your job or business to go travelling?

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WORK IN PROGRESS

The plight of the casual worker

James Adonis The debate over casual workers has become much more prominent recently.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

A frenzy of consumerism

Has consumerism gone too far?

James Adonis Consumerism is turning people into ravenous shoppers - and workaholics.

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Making work histories history

James Adonis At what point does an employee’s history become just that?

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Work In Progress

Leaders - who needs 'em?

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James Adonis To what degree are leaders still relevant in a modern world?

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How to be brilliant

Brilliant.

James Adonis Want to be brilliant? Then think big.

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Conspiracy theories: from politics to business

James Adonis People love conspiracy theories, and not just in politics.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Bringing zen into the workplace

Meditation.

James Adonis Many organisations are embracing meditation in the workplace.

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Work In Progress

'Help! I hate my job'

Job.

James Adonis Six suggestions on how to make your job tolerable, or at least a little less agonising.

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