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 this CEO made the transition from founder to leader

An interview with Annie Flannagan from Better Business Basics

For business founders, one of the hardest parts of their role is transitioning from their hands-on role as a founder to leading the organisation as a CEO. This transition can be incredibly challenging and requires the founder to seriously consider where their strength lies and how they can best lead the business to growth. Continue reading