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Leadership

The Modern Leader: The 4 Behaviours That Separate Good from Great

We all know that leaders are confident, creative, and communicative. Leaders actively listen, make time for other people, and explore new productivity initiatives. But it’s easy to be …


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 …


Optimise decision making process

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 …


How CEOs are keeping pace with the new world of work

Preparing to thrive: How CEO’s are keeping pace with the new world of work

The business landscape has been evolving rapidly over the last 10 years with technological advancements, disruptive business models and changing skillsets fundamentally altering the way organisations operate. The …


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 …


CEOs hit the ground running, but need to future-proof for long-term success

CEOs hit the ground running, but need to future-proof for long-term success

Growth, hiring, and effective decision making were the key challenges for Australian CEOs during 2017. Now with 2018 in full swing; technology, culture and productivity will be the …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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. …


3 important considerations fuelling CEO decision-making today

3 important considerations fuelling CEO decision-making today

At a recent TEC conference, over 300 members were asked about the biggest decision they’ve made in the last 90 days and the biggest one they will make …


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 …


CEOs struggle to find the right skills and talent

With confidence in economic growth and stability rising, many CEOs are looking towards expansion. A problem arising, however, is a difficulty in finding talent. 63% of the CEOs …


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 …


What makes a good mentor

What makes a good mentor? Thoughts and ideas from Richard Appleby.

Here at TEC, we know just how important mentoring is. But, what truly makes a good mentor? TEC Chair Richard Appleby has written this piece for us 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 …


Are you a manager or a leader? Three essential lessons from Inspire CA

A manager is someone who does exactly that — manages. They’re the people who give employees direction when they come to work every day. They answer questions, offer …


4 Insights into what great CEOs do differently

4 Insights into what great CEOs do differently

When less-than-optimal leadership costs businesses as much as 7% of total sales each year — what’s the difference between a good CEO and a great CEO? A good …


5 Leadership styles and when to apply them

5 Leadership styles and when to apply them

An effective leader motivates and guides employees, targeting their strengths and weaknesses so that both the employees and the organisation can succeed. The relationship between leadership styles and employees, …


How important is emotional intelligence in leadership?

How important is emotional intelligence in leadership?

Leadership isn’t just about IQ or technical skill – in fact, these are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. . It has also been discovered that people with a …


Authentic leadership and what it means for culture

Authentic leadership and what it means for culture

Authentic leadership: An approach to leadership that emphasises building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. …


Building new vision for business in 2017

Building new vision for business in 2017

Looking back over the year allows us the chance to put the year in perspective. This year in particular perspective seems to be the operative word, with local …


5 steps to become a more effective leader

5 steps to become a more effective leader

Leadership is no longer granted in a job title or organisational structure.  Effective leadership echoes in every interaction from your words, actions and even mannerisms. Infact, the opinions …


Coaching those who need it most

Coaching those who need it most…

People can face a crisis of confidence in the workplace often in spite of their actual ability. Thoughts such as ‘I’m not good enough to take on these …


Leadership is risky - Are you for it or against it?

Leadership is risky – Are you for it or against it?

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 …


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

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

  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 …


One hour a day five days a week, that's all it takes

One hour a day five days a week, that’s all it takes

For CEOs, an hour is a long time, whether you think of it as 60 minutes, 3,600 seconds or even 3,600,000 milliseconds. In that time you could take …


You can't be a great leader without being a great listener

You can’t be a great leader without being a great listener

A wise person once said, ‘speak in such a way that others love to listen to you, listen in such a way that others love to speak to …


How to beat the odds and succeed with your plan…What’s Expected Gets Inspected

How to beat the odds and succeed with your plan…What’s Expected Gets Inspected

Almost half of all strategic initiatives fail due to poor execution – Economist Intelligence Unit 2013 The cost to businesses for such a high failure rate is enormous …


Culture Vs Strategy? Why not Culture+Strategy?

Culture Vs Strategy? Why not Culture+Strategy?

I recently wrote that one of my favorite sayings is ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’. Today it is proposed that developing, implementing and living strategy can and should …


Are you afraid of negative feedback

Are you afraid of negative feedback?

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 when you sought …


Superhero or Servant leader – You chose!

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 …


Leader vs Administrator: Which are you?

How many books and blogs have you read offering you an ideal model for leadership? As leaders, we are constantly faced with new ideas and frameworks that offer …


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

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 …


5 changes to your leadership style you can start today

5 changes to your leadership style you can start today

Changing your leadership style isn’t an easy process. CEOs need to carefully evaluate their own skills, based on feedback from their team, and then identify strategies to improve the …


Top 5 strategies for career success this year

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. …


3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

The demand for talent worldwide means that companies are investing more than ever in developing internal capabilities that can be used to drive further change within a business. …


5 habits of the new generation of leadership

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 …


Why mentoring is better than business coaching for CEOs

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 …


5 daily rituals of successful people

5 daily rituals of successful people

Success means something different for every business leader. While these successes might not mean anything to others, on a personal level the feeling of accomplishment is undeniable. Often …


Why mentoring is a business issue

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 …


Top 5 leadership books for CEOs

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. One …


What does CEO stand for

What does CEO stand for?

Chief Executive Officer. It might only be three words, but these individuals play a massive role in the success of businesses across the breadth of Australia. Tasked with …


Why is mentoring so important for leadership development

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 …


Leadership styles to watch out for

Leadership styles to watch out for

Being a great leader requires mastering a whole range of different skills, but it also calls for a specific set of personality traits and qualities that have to …


Easy ways to be a great leader today

Easy ways to be a great leader today

Whether you believe great leaders are born or made, their strong leadership is often manifested in the simplest of actions. What are some of the things every successful …


Are you an effective influencer?

Persuading individuals is an essential part of any CEOs responsibilities, making this an area where individuals will need to undertake continual training. We all influence people on a …


Which skills do leaders need

Which skills do leaders need?

Determining which leadership qualities to promote and nurture among future leaders is an area all businesses will need to address at some point. One of the most important …