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Leadership

A Learning Mindset – A Winning Strategy For You Right Now

Just because everyone is working flexibly, remotely, putting in place modern practices or trying to put in place modern practices, there’s a difference between doing them well and …

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Leaders Finding New Ways to Build Trust and Hope

In this new business landscape, business leaders are finding that they need to find new ways to build trust and hope in a distributed workforce with increased social …

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Coronavirus and the Australian Economy

Warren Hogan,  TEC Economic Advisor – 5 March 2020. Everything has changed in the last two weeks. Last week marked a new phase in the global health crisis …

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Driving Culture Change ‘Every climber every climb’

Todd Coates founding CEO of the globally renowned Bridge Climb Sydney across two decades – voted the best experience in Australia and 4th best on the planet. Todd shares …

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6 areas to focus on as a first-time CEO

Originally published on Vistage Research Center. As a first-time CEO, you may eagerly anticipate some of what comes with your new territory: the ultimate responsibility, influence and leadership as the …

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Servant leadership: Growing business by serving people

Originally published on Vistage Research Center. As buzzwords go, the term ‘servant leader’ has largely fallen out of the everyday vernacular. As an executive coach, the successful practices that …

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Goal Setting – A New Perspective

  Brad Church likes to ask the question ‘who leads the leader?’. The answer is that as leaders we need to lead ourselves. That means inspiring ourselves toward …

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‘Always in the White Water’ – Who copes with change better? Women or Men, Older or Younger?

  In this episode of TEC Live, Stephanie chats with Colin Chodos on the five main reasons that people resist change in an organisation. Colin shares his tips on …

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Do you have the self-discipline to be really curious?

In this episode of TEC Live,  Stephanie chats with Mike Logan on his Asking Leader methodology to create engagement and accountability in teams which creates deep engagement and accountability. …

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Leaders, Are you taking your mental wellness seriously?

The buck stops here, and the stress does, too. Leaders, we need to talk about your mental wellness. Global health insurer Bupa reached out to thousands of senior …

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Family Business – Where business dynamics meets family dynamics

In this episode of TEC Live,  John Broons, National Family Business Advisor of the Year Award Winner, reveals the differences, opportunities and challenges of family business. John covers: …

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4 Characteristics to achieve Mental Toughness

At age 30, my wife and I decided we were ready for an adventure, so we moved from Sydney, Australia to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. We …

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What organisations of the future will look like and how to get there

In this episode of TEC Live, Maja Paleka talks to Stephanie about what organisations of the future will look like and how to get there. Maja is a …

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How to Build a Sustainable Workplace? Focus on Company Culture

Company culture and values are something that exist within your company’s DNA, not what employees bring with them. If your company doesn’t have a strong culture, however, it …

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Trust leadership

In the absence of trust, we favour safety

The most recent Australian Federal election was fought in the wrong parts of our brain. The human brain is an amazingly complex system. Around 85 billion neurons connected …

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Is there a better road ahead in FY 2020 for mid size and small business CEOs and business owners?

In this episode of TEC Live,  Stephanie and Warren Hogan Chief Economic Advisor at TEC discuss the results from the latest TEC CEO Confidence Index  Subscribe for …

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Skiing in Japan waist deep in snow and LOST….Decision making has never sounded so suspenseful!

  In this episode of TEC Live,  Stephanie chats with Will Meere, a young doctor takes time out for a short trip to Tokyo, Japan and then decides …

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Feeling Stuck? Here are 4 Strategies to Boost Business Innovation

  Innovation culture — it’s at the forefront of strategy for many Australian CEOs, but it’s also extremely difficult to achieve. Only 42.2% of Australian businesses report that …

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Crisis Leadership What Every CEO Needs to Know

Crisis Leadership: What Every CEO Needs to Know

  No one wants to think about having to manage a crisis—but it all comes with the territory when managing a business. Today, 79% of decision-makers believe their …

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Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial in the Age of Disruption

  Today’s business leaders need to have the emotional intelligence to navigate through disruptive times in industry. Business models are changing and customer relationships are shifting. Many business …

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How Do Successful CEOs and Business Owners Set Goals?

How Do Successful CEOs and Business Owners Set Goals?

Over the past 6 years I have worked with over 150 CEOs and business owners to help them design their ideal lives and set goals for their lives …

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How to discover the value you can offer a board

How to discover the value you can offer a board

Originally published on Get on Board Australia. This post has been on my mind for some time now as I feel it addresses an important need for aspiring board …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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