Is it time to quit your day job and become an interim manager?

By Richard Appleby, TEC Chair We all know how the traditional career path played out. People took time getting an education to boost their employment prospects and then spent years – if not decades – building their career through jobs in their chosen industry. The idea was to build up a sustainable pension and retire comfortably, not long after their 65th birthday. […] more

Your organisation has a purpose – Do you?

By Trent Bartlett, TEC Chair – Leaders are spending more and more time defining the purpose of their organisation. It’s a concept that’s gained significant attention in recent years, especially as the world begins to place increased demands on businesses and institutions to justify their place in our society. […] more

Are you afraid of negative feedback?

By Graham Jenkins, TEC Chair When did you last survey your staff? How about your customers? When did you last review their experiences with your organisation? If you can’t remember the last time you sought reviews from these stakeholders, it’s important to ask yourself why. Are you afraid of how a set of honest reviews might read? […] more

Superhero or Servant leader – You chose!

Superhero or Servant Leader

Are you a servant leader or a superhero? A bit of both perhaps? If so, which gives you more fulfillment as a leader? And which role is better for the long term sustainability of your organisation? Continue reading

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

Why it’s time to build an effective talent management strategy

By Trudy MacDonald,  MD of Talent Code and TEC Speaker

Good companies and effective leaders have realised they need to do things differently. The current economy means that businesses have to work smarter and find new ways to achieve more, without increasing overheads. Continue reading

There’s no shortcut to a great executive team

By Richard Appleby, TEC Chair Building a strong executive team is no easy feat. The dynamic within the team will set the tone for the organisation as a whole and is ultimately responsible for driving a company’s growth. Likewise, CEOs have to be sure they are developing strong working relationships with every one of their executive team. […] more

Leader vs Administrator: Which are you?

By Jon Lindsay, TEC Chair – Are you a servant leader or a superhero? A bit of both perhaps? If so, which gives you more fulfillment as a leader? And which role is better for the long term sustainability of your organisation? […] more

Family business, mentoring and achieving clarity: An interview with John Broons

Many of our Chairs at The Executive Connection are aware of the challenges that come with being the leader of a family business, with a number specialising in helping these organisations and their owners. After all, those leading a family firm have to juggle a range of additional relationships along with making commercial decision. Continue reading

5 habits of the new generation of leadership

As we near the end of 2015, we are now closer to the year 2030 than the turn of the millennium. So much has changed in the corporate world over the past 15 years, from technology and advertising to recruitment and skill sets. Continue reading

Unlocking leadership capability in a collaborative economy

Business leaders in Australia and New Zealand face a number of pressing issues as they look to the future. Our insights tell us that in order to unlock opportunity and drive growth through to 2020 there must be a shift in leadership capability, it is no longer enough to be a leader in isolation, making decisions with little or no input from others.   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