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The Executive Connection (TEC) is part of a global organisation, Vistage Worldwide, Inc. that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. The global network has over 23,000 members in 20 countries, representing the world’s leading chief executive organisation.

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Australian CEOs Optimistic about future

Australian CEOs Optimistic about future

A spoonful of optimism sees leaders charging full steam ahead into the last few months of 2018, with a significant 78 per cent of CEOs expecting overall economic …

Optimise Your Decision Making

Optimise Your Decision Making

How do some of the world’s most influential CEOs make decisions? It varies. Jeff Bezos analyzes decisions from the point of view of his future self.  WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell …

5 tactics for effective cybersecurity management

5 tactics for effective cybersecurity management

Research shows that 62% of small and midsize businesses do not have a current strategy in place for managing cybersecurity or safeguarding against cyber attack. Michael Markulec, Vistage …

What the winners are investing in: Their Employees

What the winners are investing in: Their Employees

Is your organisation investing in your greatest asset? As the global marketplace shifts, organisations are attempting to find new ways to remain competitive and innovative. Recent trends have …

Cyber Support not top of mind for Australian CEOs

Cyber Support not top of mind for Australian CEOs

Since the Australian Privacy Act’s introduction 30 years ago, the dramatic evolution of technology has created extraordinary changes, challenges and opportunities in the way personal information is collected …

The new KPIs for modern businesses

The new KPIs for modern businesses

From Twitter to SnapChat, many of the most recognisable corporations in the world are making virtually no profit. Square, FedEx, and Amazon aren’t just industry giants; they also …

Liberate the workforce using technology 

Liberate the workforce using technology 

At a roundtable recently, The Executive Connection discussed how new and emerging technology will change, and already is changing the way people work; evolving to a point where …

The top 6 areas CEOs need to explore in 2018

The top 6 areas CEOs need to explore in 2018

It’s not your imagination: business is changing at a much faster pace than ever before. What was once considered market disruption is now commonplace — and CEOs are …

The (r)evolution of business

The (r)evolution of business

  The combination of globalisation and the dizzying rate of technological advancements means that the corporate world is on the brink of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. At a …

The key to successful change management for CEOs

The key to successful change management for CEOs

Throughout Fortune 1000 companies, change management has been estimated to only have a 50 percent success rate. Some estimates even place success rates at as low as 20 percent.  Acquisitions, …

4 relationship marketing strategies

4 relationship marketing strategies

Building relationships with customers is a way to increase customer lifetime value, improve customer retention, and reduce marketing costs.. Through relationship marketing, businesses are able to establish strong …

Using social media to improve customer engagement

Using social media to improve customer engagement

Facebook, Instagram, and — of course — LinkedIn. From connecting with colleagues to finding old friends, social media provides a valuable and ubiquitous role in our daily lives. …

Creating a company culture: Lessons form Consolid8

Creating a company culture: Lessons form Consolid8

Consolid8 is an accounting firm that was originally built on the experience Managing Director Tanya Titman developed providing management accounting solutions. From that basis, Tanya realised there was …

Marketing technologies to support your sales strategy

Marketing technologies to support your sales strategy

Marketing strategies are growing in complexity every day. From social media advertising, mobile advertising, and content marketing to paid advertising and email marketing — how are today’s organisations …

The guide to marketing metrics that really matter

The guide to marketing metrics that really matter

It’s easy for a business to become overwhelmed with the sheer amount of marketing data that it has collected. But marketing data isn’t just ‘data’, it is critical to improving …

Inbound marketing: A new way of marketing

Inbound marketing: A new way of marketing

63 percent of businesses now report that generating traffic and leads is one of their top marketing challenges. A few decades ago, it was commonplace for consumers to rely …

Innovation and diversification: Lessons from REDARC

Innovation and diversification: Lessons from REDARC

Anthony Kittel has taken REDARC Electronics from operating out of a tin shed to a multi-million dollar company with its own purpose-built advanced manufacturing facility. Purchasing the business …

How to receive feedback when in a senior position

How to receive feedback when in a senior position

As CEOs or managers, you can benefit from constructive feedback. Everyone has areas in which they need to improve, and listening to others can impart valuable information, even if …

Tips to better manage your email inbox

Tips to better manage your email inbox

4.1 hours — that’s the amount of time the average person spends checking their work email every day. It’s easy to see why: email has essentially replaced many other methods …

4 tips to running effective meetings

4 tips to running effective meetings

From stand-up scrums to sit-down sessions, meetings take up a large portion of time for any organisation. When managed effectively, a meeting is an opportunity to optimise business operations. …

Making decisions with disagreements

Making decisions with disagreements

When it comes to business strategies and problem-solving, not everyone shares the same perspective. Before a decision can be made, it’s not uncommon for a disagreement to occur. …

The task of delegating tasks

The task of delegating tasks

Only 28% of businesses offer any training regarding delegation — even though half of them are concerned that delegation is not being handled effectively. For CEOs and managers, delegation skills are …

CEO’s greatest barrier to innovation is time

CEO’s greatest barrier to innovation is time

TEC’s Confidence Index Report revealed that 35% of CEOs consider time as the major barrier to innovation. Time is a precious resource — it cannot be purchased, bartered, …

CEO confidence on Australia’s SME growth

CEO confidence on Australia’s SME growth

  TEC’s Confidence Index Report (CIR) paints an optimistic future for Australia’s businesses, even if there may be some challenges ahead. The CIR outlines not only some of …

How to unlock data in your business

How to unlock data in your business

Big data is currently a global industry worth an estimated $130.1 billion — and it’s expected to grow to more than $203 billion by 2020. Businesses in all industries have …

How to manage your star employees

How to manage your star employees

Employees are what drives a business — and that’s why businesses are always competing for the best talent. Industry professionals have estimated that up to 90% of an …

Most popular TEC articles so far in 2017

Most popular TEC articles so far in 2017

TEC’s blog is comprised of an extensive list of resources suited to the eyes of SME CEOs and executives. If you missed one of our weekly posts, below …

How to have difficult conversations with employees

How to have difficult conversations with employees

In an interview with 200 executives, it was discovered that 53% of executives admitted to avoiding difficult conversations because they felt they didn’t have the training or the experience to …

The impact of Impostor Syndrome on CEOs

The impact of Impostor Syndrome on CEOs

70% of millennials have impostor syndrome; it’s a growing trend in the modern world. First discovered in the 1970s, impostor syndrome is typified by a constant and persistent belief you …