It’s Not Personal – it’s just (Family) Business

By Jon Lindsay, TEC Chair Consistently voted as one of the greatest movies of all time, The Godfather is a goldmine of business and leadership lessons. The movie highlights many of the biggest issues facing any family business, in particular the tension between “business” and “family” and even more acutely between the founder and the next generations.[…] more

You can’t be a great leader without being a great listener

By Trent Bartlett, TEC Chair A wise person once said, “speak in such a way that others love to listen to you, listen in such a way that others love to speak to you”. It’s a lesson that is particularly valuable for the current generation of leaders, especially as there are more distractions than ever that get in the way of listening correctly. Arguably, leadership finds its source in understanding people – which suggests that understanding people precedes leading them, and people who push an agenda without understanding the wider context of the conversation risk missing the point. […] more

3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

The demand for talent worldwide means that companies are investing more than ever in developing internal capabilities that can be used to drive further change within a business. As leaders look to build a pipeline of leaders with the potential to create further change in their organisation, this shift is going to require an even greater investment in the next generation of talent. Continue reading