MEC warms up for Bridge to Brisbane 2018

Some of our spritely MEC Mining team members have begun training for the Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run in August this year.

Celebrating its 22nd year in 2018, the run has become one of Brisbane’s best-loved events for people from all walks of life. MEC runners will join thousands of competitors on the 10km or 5km courses, which take in some of our city’s iconic landmarks, including jogging over Story Bridge and through the beautiful South Bank Parklands.

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Life on a mine site: what’s it really like?

Interested in working in the mining industry? Wondering what life is like on site? MEC mining engineer Daniel Li gives you the lowdown.

Recently, I had my first experience working at an open-cut mine in Central Queensland. This was a big change for me after spending a year in Brisbane, so I thought I’d share my experience and insights with non-mining people who are curious about what it’s like to live and work on a mine site.

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MEC Mining Lunch and Learn featuring Commodity Insights

“Coal is back – but is it here to stay?”.

MEC Mining are excited to present our latest lunch and learn with Mark Gresswell from Commodity Insights. In this session Mark will look at current coal markets and delve into:

  • What has got us to this point.
  • Is it sustainable in the mid-term.
  • What this means for Australian coal.

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Resources sector mentors light the way for future women leaders

MEC is proud to be a part of this year’s Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) mentoring program.

High-achieving women from the resources sector in Queensland will learn from high-flyers in the industry over four months of career guidance, which kicked off on 8 June 2018.

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MEC Mining GM braves the cold to fight homelessness

On Thursday 21 June, MEC Mining’s General Manager – Operations, David Plowman, will sleep out on the longest night of the year on the cold, hard concrete of Brisbane’s Powerhouse as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout®.  It is David’s first time taking part in the annual event which has been supported by MEC Mining since 2015.

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Leadership is not about being in charge: how to motivate your team

“A good leader doesn’t only inspire us to have confidence in what they can do,” organisational guru Simon Sinek tells us. “A great leader inspires us to have confidence in what we can do.”

If we think of great leaders throughout history, one thing they have in common is that they managed to unite and galvanise people in order to achieve change.

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How can organisations learn from failure?

Ever heard of Chris Argyris? He spent most of his professional life contemplating how organisations could learn from failure.

An American business theorist, Chris Argyris (1923-2013) made a significant contribution to thinking about organisational learning and how people relate to organisations. The theories of single-loop and double-loop learning that he developed with Donald Schön back in the 1970s remain relevant – particularly as organisations globally are increasingly challenged by fast-paced and complex market forces.

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Balancing Feminine and Masculine Energy: Key topic at MEC Mining’s Women in Mining breakfast

MEC Mining hosted a Women in Mining and Queensland (WIMARQ) breakfast with leadership consultant and executive coach Rebecca Livesey from Achieve-Lead-Succeed on Thursday 24 May at Alchemy Bar and Restaurant in Brisbane.

Over 50 females from the resources sector attended the breakfast forum to hear about “Captivating Leadership: Balancing Masculine and Feminine energy in leadership regardless of gender”.

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