“If we don’t innovate…we’re toast.”

Innovation
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

Looking into the Future: Blockchain Technology

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

Are you Inside-Out or Outside-In?

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

How to establish business and individual KPIs to monitor performance

By Andrew Dick, TEC Chair Creating meaningful and achievable KPIs is particularly challenging for smaller organisations. In these cases, owners are busy working in the business, and don’t have to time to manage unnecessarily complex KPIs..[…] more

Technology isn’t your roadblock in the digital world, people are

By Richard Appleby, TEC Chair The world’s connectivity is growing at an exponential rate. While this may be exciting from a consumer’s point of view, it’s giving Australia’s business leaders plenty to think about. […] more

A Matter of Time

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair Managing the conflicts between SCOPE, COST and TIME is a key project management skill. Understanding the relationship between tasks and the resources required is an integral ingredient to the project management mix.. […] more

Purpose or Profit?

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

Margin at the Margin

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair Understanding the concept of marginal contribution can be a powerful weapon in setting strategy. Once overheads have been covered every extra dollar of sales can often have a dramatic impact on the bottom line. […] more

How CEOs can improve their communication with staff

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

3 ways to get your team thinking creatively

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.
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What is SEO?

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.
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What are the top issues affecting SMEs?

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