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4 traits of transformational leaders

Transformational leadership is a style of management that many people wish to achieve and businesses often seek out candidates displaying this talent. People exhibiting transformational leadership typically focus …


Is your leadership style appropriate for managing change?

Every business leader will be familiar with the notion that the corporate world is changing rapidly – faster than at any other time in human history. Faced with …


Collaborative leadership begins with you

Collaboration: having been bandied about the boardroom for decades, it nonetheless remains an enigmatic concept in business today. Is it merely one of those hackneyed buzzwords that are …


Struggling to Align Company Strategy with Innovation?

Innovation has become an area in which CEOs cannot afford to ignore. The importance of innovation has become a major area for senior executives to address as they …


Why Successful Businesses get Disrupted by the Innovations of “Cheeky” Upstarts

This report is intended to stimulate the kind of strategic thinking busy business owners and managers often find hard to make the time for, in the midst of …


The (r)evolution of business

The Future Worker is already here

The ‘Future of Work’ is a phrase we can’t escape. For more than five years it’s been a topic of intense focus and speculation from CEOs to the …


What do top performing leaders have in common?

So, what do top performing leaders have in common? They’ve all received some form of mentoring throughout their careers to get them where they are today. In fact, Harvard Business Review surveyed 45 CEOs who …


When you can’t go to the CEO, where do you go?

As a key executive in an organisation, you want to make your mark. You want to contribute significantly to the overall mission and growth of the organisation and …


Stop. Think. Before you scrap your managers

A radical change to business structures is leaking out of Silicon Valley and spreading through Australia and beyond. It even has a name: holacracy. Atlassian has scrapped its …


How to captivate your top performers in 2016

The Prime Minister might have just announced plans for more people to come to Australia under entrepreneur visas, as part of his ‘Innovation Statement’ but that isn’t going …


How to get specific and strategic about goal setting

How to get specific and strategic about goal setting

As a business leader do you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve in 2016? You may have general ideas, however once you return to …


Isolation – Are you lonely at the top?

Business leaders often lament that it is ‘lonely at the top’; with few realising just how truly isolated it can be in the boardroom. But just how pervasive …


Implementing change in your organisation without risk

We work with a lot of great leaders, but even the most confident among them feel the heat when attempting to execute a serious change agenda. What makes …


Building an agile company: the case of McDonalds

Every business needs to be able to keep up with market changes in the face of widespread upheaval. Maintaining this organisational agility isn’t easy, especially for large companies …


Keeping step with the pace of digital disruption

You don’t have to look far to see the impact that digital disruption has had on our lives. Technology that was once central to our lives now belongs …


The 5 issues concerning CEOs the most

Every CEO encounters obstacles depending on their industry and the specific challenges their businesses are facing. But, while each business leader holds a unique position, there are similar …


Keeping up with the times: Is your leadership modern enough?

Anyone who works in a business leadership capacity knows that the corporate landscape is forever in a state of flux, with change the only constant in an unpredictable …


Benefits of transparent leadership

Transparency is a goal that a number of businesses claim to have achieved – yet many leaders still have a tendency to keep certain information under wraps. Honesty …


9 Common Leadership Styles

9 common leadership styles: Which type of leader are you?

There is never a one-size-fits-all leadership style for every business – all companies operate differently and certain traits will be more successful in some environments than others. However, ...

Is narcissism a good leadership trait?

It is not uncommon for leaders to be narcissists – their talent for self-promotion and innate confidence means they are not afraid to throw their hat in the …


Is your business ready for the collaborative economy?

Business conditions are changing at a rapid pace and one of the biggest trends in the last few years has been the emergence of the collaborative economy. Over …


Leadership vs. Management: Closing the great divide

Although it might seem like it doesn’t make much of a difference, what we call the people at the top of the organisational hierarchy can have significant implications. …


How to create the perfect LinkedIn profile

For any executive, having a social media presence isn’t optional any more. Being active on social media is now an essential part of a CEO’s efforts to build …


Is company culture holding back your organisation?

Company culture can be a difficult thing to quantify and measure, especially for an SME that is looking to become more innovative. While CEOs and company leaders will …


From West to East: Australia’s Window into Asia

Introduction The focus of the world has shifted east in recent years – the 21st century has been hailed as the ‘Asian Century’ and the center of trade …


Are you talking openly about family business succession?

Family businesses are among the most dynamic parts of the Australian economy and each one is certainly unique. No matter how large or small, there are certain characteristics …


The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Australian SMEs in 2015

Australian businesses are facing increasingly difficult conditions, as fluctuations across both international markets and the local economy create a persistent challenge that companies will need to address. For …


Are you a successful leader of change?

It’s certainly true that in order to evolve and adapt to an increasingly complex future, businesses have to be constantly changing. Whether it’s implementing new technology, processes and …


2015 Modern leadership: working smarter not harder

As a C-level executive do you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve both personally and professionally this year? What about over the next 18 …


6 reasons why introverts make excellent leaders

When imagining a successful leader, many people automatically envisage someone with a bold personality, charisma, and a knack for public speaking and commanding social situations. This bias has …


How to boost productivity through better office design

When measuring the benefits of energy efficient building upgrades, many companies only consider the savings. While a reduction in costs may be considerable, there are far more business …


Different leadership styles from around the world

Businesses are operating in an increasingly global environment, which requires careful consideration of cultural differences when marketing goods and services worldwide. This is particularly true for Australian organisations …


Identifying opportunities in the Asian Century

Asia has experienced rapid growth in the 21st century, which has driven a need for goods and services as its burgeoning middle class begins to expand. Australia is …


Breaking bad: Are you approaching change management the right way?

Maintaining business success is impossible without change. Whether it’s advancing technologies, shifting market conditions or a stuttering economy, there are many factors that can make or break an …


5 inspirational quotes to start your day

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” It’s hard to disagree with that statement, just one of the many pearls of wisdom from leadership …


Networking your way to executive success

Business does not operate in a vacuum, and for a leader to succeed, interpersonal skills such as relationship building are just as crucial as the technical skills they …


The behavioural DNA of a typical TEC member

Exploring EQ (Emotional Intelligence) & the motivating behaviours evident in the ‘typical’ TEC member. After running over 70 presentations, from a behavioural perspective, a pattern has emerged as …