How to work successfully as part of a team

As an actor and director, I am acutely aware of how much I rely on my team – the lighting designer, the prop-maker, costume-maker and the set builder.  When I work as a director, I’m totally aware of how much I rely on the script, on the actor breathing life into a character, on the … Read More

Are we hardwired for trust

Are we hard-wired for trust?

When I heard the words ‘the soft stuff is the hard stuff, nothing beats face-to-face’, I had gone from intrigued to genuinely captivated. I was attending Wired for Wonder in Melbourne, a richly rewarding program of diverse speakers from the arts, business and science. I was there in support of a colleague who was giving … Read More

The secret to a great team? Let them play!

I remember attending a dress-up party when I was seven years old. The theme was ‘princesses and pirates’. As a young girl easily influenced by my older brother, I decided on a pirate. With a patch on my left eye, a jingling pocket of coins and a hook in my left hand, I was practically … Read More