Leadership is risky – Are you for it or against it?

Leadership is risky
Leadership fundamentally involves three main elements: people, change and risk, as well as the preparedness to fail whilst trying for greatness. However, of all the changes currently affecting the business environment, it could be the leader’s approach to risk that is changing the most. An Ernst & Young (EY) survey from late last year found this change is especially prevalent in Australia’s banking sector, where 89 per cent of respondents reported that the board and senior management were increasing their focus on risk. Continue reading

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

From Atlassian to Zappos the writing’s on the wall…it’s the perfect storm for SMEs.

As we see the dawn of a new focus on innovation in our government, it’s the perfect time to look to enterprise to see what innovation looks like in action and how we can drive our businesses to take advantage of the new world which has arrived almost unannounced. Continue reading

Are you working on your corporate culture and values?

Many CEOs and business leaders can become fixated on concrete measures of business performance. Cash flow, share value and number of employees can all hint at the success of an organisation and are incredibly easy to access.

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