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Growth and Strategy

The Top 5 Technologies Australian CEOs believe will make the largest future impact

Technology is fundamentally transforming the way businesses operate, and embracing disruptive and innovative technology can be the difference between a business treading water and delivering long-term growth.


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 …


The Underestimated Impact of Data

The Underestimated Impact of Data: Why Executives Need to Lead Data Discoveries

Change comes from the top. For your organisation to fully utilise its data, employees need to first be supplied with the appropriate support, processes, and technology. Once all …


How These Four Australian CEOs Are Using Innovation to Future-Proof Their Business

How These Four Australian CEOs Are Using Innovation to Future-Proof Their Business

Today’s businesses are having to aggressively pivot and strategise if they want to succeed in a constantly changing world. By embracing change rather than reeling away from it, …


How to benchmark the financial performance of your business

How to benchmark the financial performance of your business

Nothing drives success quite like some competition. In order to gain some leverage against the competition, CEOs must first understand the competitors they’re stacked up against and compare …


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 …


Australian SME Outlook: Confidence Index Highlights Q3 2017

  According to the Confidence Index report, CEOs are exceptionally confident in the domestic economy and expect to see an increase in both sales and profitability in the …


Staying relevant in a disrupted industry Lessons from Eckersley Group

Staying relevant in a disrupted industry: Lessons from Eckersley Group

Businesses need to move with the times, something that Tom Eckersley quickly realised when he took over his father’s company, Eckersley Group, with his brother in 1991. Providing …


The art of defining a market for business Lessons from Norwest Recruitment

The art of defining a market for business: Lessons from Norwest Recruitment

60% of Australian small businesses will fail within the first three years. When polled, 44% of failed Australian businesses suffered from ‘poor strategic management’ and 40% ‘fell victim to inadequate cash …


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 build a foundation for exponential business growth

How to build a foundation for exponential business growth

Growth is a balancing act. Grow too quickly, and you run the risk of over-extending your organisation. Grow too slowly, and you may be eclipsed by the competition. …


How to outsmart your biases in business decision-making

How to outsmart your biases in business decision-making

Everyone has biases, from the newest entry-level employees to seasoned CEOs. It’s crucial that business leaders are aware of their biases. CEOs who are unaware of their own …


How to successfully manage business mergers Lessons from PwC

How to successfully manage business mergers: Lessons from PwC

Between 70% to 90% of mergers and acquisitions will ultimately fail. Managing a business merger requires a delicate and experienced hand. Not only do you need to consider the …


Planning your business strategy

Planning your business strategy? Here are 4 tips for success

A good strategy for your business is nothing without the people to put it into action. From yourself as a leader through your direct reports and onto the …


The first steps you need to take for change management

Strategic planning objectives have to be about much more than the financial impacts and considerations. Often they depend as much on an organisation’s culture and leader as the …


4 ways to communicate your strategy more effectively

4 ways to communicate your strategy more effectively

Bringing people, strategy and finances together creates maximum value and momentum for any enterprise. However, it’s easy to get caught up in ‘business as usual’- fighting today’s battles …


Emotional intelligence and its role in strategic planning

Strategic planning is planning to succeed. If you want to make success a reality for your business, it’s all down to how you implement the strategic initiatives. The …


4 ways to improve the people elements of strategic planning

4 ways to improve the people elements of strategic planning

This is a great time of year for you to either come up with or review you professional objectives or personal goals and how they fit with some …


10 tips on goal setting to make you a better leader

10 tips on goal setting to make you a better leader

We recently interviewed some of our business mentors and coaches for their best approach to goal setting, staying motivated and striking the right balance between your personal and …


How to break free from tradition when setting goals

How to break free from tradition when setting goals

Each time a new year begins it seems to trigger a wave of realisation for many business leaders. It sparks a need for people to both look back …


How to stay motivated and stick to your goals

How to stay motivated and stick to your goals

Goals are priceless if you have tools in place to keep you motivated and ensure you are accountable throughout the year. The more you can return to them, …


Effective goal setting: 4 common mistakes to avoid when setting goals

Effective goal setting: 4 common mistakes to avoid when setting goals

Now is the ideal time for leaders to sit down to think about what they want their business to look like in a year’s time. Effective goal setting …


Supercharge your goal setting with these tips, apps and hacks

Find the right tools to help you stay accountable and achieve your goals You can now boost your business and personal life by matching goal setting guidelines with …


Adding the why back into goal setting

Adding the why back into goal setting

When it comes to goal setting, people are more likely to have business goals rather than personal ones. My approach is to ensure leaders are able to recognise …


Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but not everybody has a plan

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but not everybody has a plan

As news continues to break that Snapchat defied the odds and raised over $1.8 billion in funding, many people have been reminded of the money to be made …


How to stick to your New Year's resolutions

How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

By: TEC CEO mentor and executive coach Jerry Kleeman For business leaders, the end of the calendar year is always a time that comes with a mix of …


perfect storm for SMEs

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 …


Federal Budget review: Big things come in small business packages

Federal Budget review: Big things come in small business packages

On May 12, Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the 2015-16 Federal Budget outlining the Australian government’s fiscal intentions for the next 12 months. The plans have since been hailed …


Is your business agile enough

Is your business agile enough?

For business leaders, the challenge is now to develop a strategy that is agile enough to meet the demands being placed on them and adjusting quickly. The world …


Why corporate social responsibility is so important

Why corporate social responsibility is so important

Stories of companies neglecting the environment, mistreating their employees or misleading their customers are rife in today’s business world. Corporations of all sizes are therefore coming under increasing …