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Let’s Talk: The Big C

This week we opened a discussion around CEOs and the key characteristics they should possess in order to lead effectively and to be exceptional...

Why competition is killing your business

Byline: Wendy Born Any kind of competition within an organisation limits the ability for that organisation to reach its full potential. There is no...

How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops...

Lack of corporate expertise a risk to not-for-profit organisations

There’s almost $140 billion floating in the Australian economy through the not-for-profit sector, yet a lack of corporate expertise has been identified as a...

Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this...

Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently...

How to choose the right person to run your business

Business owners that are looking to take a step back from their business need to find the right person to run it, which can...

Let’s talk: Generational Gap

How can we show the value that millennials bring to the work place? With millennials (currently people aged around 23-37) starting to fill up the...

Without a trusted advisor, small businesses miss out

Running a small business is like climbing Mount Everest: it’s challenging.

How to be a more socially responsible small business

Small businesses may struggle to have a distinct cooperate social identity. But it doesn’t always have to be this way.

8 steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace environment

Top tips to create a mentally healthy workplace.

Are you solving your most valuable problems?

Businesses are under incredible pressure from constant deadlines and the need to deliver short-term results. Business leaders want immediate outcomes, which creates a culture...

Australia’s Outstanding LGBTI Leaders revealed

Deloitte and Google Australia have released their Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders list for 2018 to promote workplace inclusion and role models for LGBTI workers. The...

It’s time… to hand over the leadership reins

Some years ago, I was advising two of the most impressive entrepreneurs in the country. They had built an amazing national brand and were...

On fire or burnt out? Self-care for SME owners

A new year often gives business owners time to reflect on how to do things better in their organisation. What if the answer was:...

“Know what you don’t know” and other tips for the newly promoted company manager

While getting a promotion is a wonderful way of being acknowledged for the hard work you’ve put in to improve both yourself and your...

Natural born leaders — a DNA breakdown

Leadership is something that often looks easy… but only if you’re watching great leaders. For the average person, the ability to lead is something...

Branson is Wrong: you CAN train for attitude

Richard Branson is right about many things...but he’s wrong about attitude. One of his famous observations was that “you can learn expertise and gain...

Despite increased diversity, ‘Boys Club’ culture has not disappeared… it has merely evolved

Working with corporate and executive teams around Australia, we’ve noticed an interesting trend: increasing talk of ‘Boys Club' culture’. With the multitude of media...

Mature age workers: the talent pool that will help boost your business’s bottom line 

Just as Australia’s population is ageing, so too is the nation’s workforce, with an increasing number of workers seeking to remain in employment longer....