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23 August, 2018

Our name and that funny η

How did we come up with the name Ethos and what is that funny η that appears after our name in our logo? Ethos CRS was set up by CEO, Chas Savage, in 2005 and initially started as a speechwriting […]
2 August, 2018

The policy problems with Facebook and self-driving cars

Over the past twenty years we have seen advancements in artificial intelligence that policy-makers and regulators have been hard-pressed to keep up with. These advances represent real problems for policy-makers and governments … How do we create the regulatory conditions […]
16 July, 2018

Why the way you give feedback matters

At a recent Cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump reportedly chided his Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, for not doing enough to secure the country’s border with Mexico. An official at the meeting said the conversation was ‘angry and heated’. Nielsen […]
27 March, 2018

Monitoring employees: Should you or shouldn’t you?

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend goofing off or checking Facebook at work? Certainly, managers and supervisors think about this—a lot. Some employers are now installing monitoring programs on employee computers. Programs now can keep track of […]
28 November, 2017

Policy solutions do grow on trees!

Policy solutions do grow on trees! An informative video about how to build an issue tree to solve policy problems. Music by: https://www.bensound.com/
10 October, 2017
Gold star

A gold star for Ethos CRS

Sometimes, everything goes right. Tony Turner is the trainer for our presentations skills courses. As the former head of drama at the ANU and the author of a book on voice technique, we expect no less than success. However, last […]
22 August, 2017

Stop abusing cApItaL LeTtErS

By Robert Garran Once, in a conversation with a speechwriter from the Prime Minister’s Office, I commented on how ridiculous it was that public servants didn’t understand the rules about when and when not to use capital letters. I mentioned […]
15 May, 2017
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Culture is a cruel mistress

By John Preston On the ABC’s Radio National’s morning program the other day, presenter Fran Kelly chided Federal member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson MP. Henderson used the interview to persistently belt her political opponents rather than debating regional rail links […]
15 May, 2017

How the big players solve big problems

By Robert Garran How to solve problems like McKinsey and Company without paying a squillion dollars What are the secrets of success for McKinsey and Company and the other big business consulting firms, and can we lesser mortals hope to […]
8 May, 2017

Keeping the important stuff in mind: a tip for annual reports

It’s time to start that piece of writing no one wants to hear about: annual reports. Generally, their mention makes people sob and horses bolt. True enough, the worst sort of annual report is stupefyingly dull. But these reports are required […]
5 May, 2017

What makes a great editor?

By Robert Garran, A few weeks ago, my twitter feed lit up with tweets praising, of all people, an editor who had just died. I could have let them pass by—like so many tweets—but these tweets had great passion. So in […]
1 May, 2017

457 visas—A horse for your communications wagon

By Emily Edmunds and John Preston The Easter long weekend was a busy one for the Prime Minister’s communications team. The Prime Minister’s polls were problematic: his party’s conservatives were restive, former prime ministers were offering unsolicited advice and Coalition voters […]
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