What is true resilience? Unpacking resilience and debunking wrong notions

By 2016 TEC Speaker of the Year, Ashton Bishop, CEO at Step Change

It’s 5:30 p.m., and you’re just about to leave the office — but are you actually leaving?

Let’s unpack this.

Work is technically over, but has your mind stopped thinking about it? Are you still coming up with solutions to your work problems as you’re commuting home?

This kind of ‘grit’ is what a lot of people equate to ‘resilience’. But is this what resilience is? Is this what we should all strive for? Continue reading

Building a Winning Organisation. Why is it so hard?

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair Every business leader wants to lead a winning organisation, so how come so many fail? A great line is “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. The point being that a poor culture will kill stone dead the very best strategy. A Bain and Company survey has shown that 68% of leaders believe their culture is a source of competitive advantage, 81% believe that an organization that lacks a high performance culture is doomed to mediocrity – yet fewer than 10% actually succeed in building a winning culture. […] 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

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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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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Why mentoring is a business issue

Every leader will know how important their own skill set is in helping the business grow. Ultimately, a leader needs to have the knowledge, insights and critical thinking abilities to support their broader strategy.

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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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3 Top tips for talent management

Talent management has become a hot topic for organisations around the world. Now, employers are increasingly competing with one another to attract and retain staff with the skill sets needed to grow their organisation. In this environment, talent management has become central to an organisation’s ongoing success. Continue reading