In June the CEO of Commonwealth Bank said his business will be “toast” within a decade if it fails to successfully innovate, describing it as an “existential imperative”. Continue reading
By TEC Speaker, Adam Long, Step Change
Blockchain is perhaps the most radical innovation of the last few years – and perhaps one you haven’t yet heard of. With banks believing blockchain technology is the future of fintech, and diamond miners believing it will end trade conflicts, blockchain is shaking up almost every industry it touches. Continue reading
By Jon Lindsay, TEC Chair – Do you frequently struggle to step back from operations to see the big picture? You aren’t alone. Even for those who have managed to allow themselves some time to be “On the Business” it’s almost certainly not enough. It’s only the first step in ensuring business sustainability. So what is really stopping you? […] more
By Ian Neal, TEC Chair – The question of purpose is not one that arises frequently enough and when people do begin these conversations, the answer they come up with is often the wrong one. Many will say the purpose of an enterprise is to maximise the value of the business to shareholders, a direction that involves maximising profits and the organisation’s position in the market.. […] more
Staff communications from a CEO represent some of the most useful conversations a business leader will have. Setting business goals and crafting an organisational strategy are obviously very important, but the way these are then shared with employees is equally valuable. Continue reading
For any business leader, it is important to remember that creativity isn’t an endless resource. Over time, a team can burnout and the ideas that used to spark so easily can dry up.
In the 21st century, being a business leader is as much about being present in the digital sphere as it is about meeting in person. As businesses have gone digital, CEOs now have to understand a number of areas that are now affecting their role.
SMEs represent some of the most inventive companies within Australia, with the size to move quickly and seize business opportunities that larger companies cannot match. Continue reading