Coming up to the next fork in your career road

Coming up to the next fork in your career road
There you were – engaged, challenged and fulfilled in your work that made the most of your innate talents and spoke to your passions and beliefs. You might have spent years developing a fully committed relationship with one of your closest friends – your job! Continue reading

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

Should accountability be at the heart of your coaching and mentoring processes?

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American mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies into human myths and legends led him to identify a common pattern in global narratives relating to mentorship. In his book “The Hero’s Journey“, he explained that there is always a mentor in every great story, regardless of the culture or time. Continue reading

How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

As the saying goes, leaders are made, not born, meaning there’s the opportunity for almost anyone to work their way through an organisation and make the transition from employee to executive.  Continue reading

Top 5 strategies for career success this year

By TEC Member Anne Moore, CEO at PlanDo

There’s a brand new year upon us and like all fresh beginnings, it’s a time full of promise and opportunity.

How do you intend to follow through this year on your career goals and aspirations?  Whether your year is about growth in your current role, taking on new opportunities within your organisation or stepping into new and exciting challenges and opportunities in the big wide world beyond, here’s your compass to navigate your career success. Continue reading

Why mentoring is better than business coaching for CEOs?

It is fair to say that no leader, however successful, is perfect at what they do. In the business world, these small attributes can make a huge difference to the way that the team and clients interact with the leader on a daily basis.
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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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Top 5 leadership books for CEOs

Professional development is an important part of being a top leader. You could be a long-serving CEO, but the value of honing leadership techniques cannot be undermined. Continue reading

Why is mentoring so important for leadership development?

Becoming a great leader doesn’t happen overnight – it takes years of experience, trial and error and personal introspection to become a leader that inspires staff and gets the best result for their organisation. Continue reading