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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 …


How to manage employee retention Lessons from Marsh and Partners

How to manage employee retention: Lessons from Marsh & Partners

More than 75% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were promoted from inside of the organisation. Whether they were promoted on the basis of a family dynasty, …


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 …


Is it time to quit your day job and become an interim manager?

Is it time to quit your day job and become an interim manager?

We all know how the traditional career path played out. People took time getting an education to boost their employment prospects and then spent years – if not …


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 …


Why it’s time to build an effective talent management strategy

Why it’s time to build an effective talent management strategy

Good companies and effective leaders have realised they need to do things differently. The current economy means that businesses have to work smarter and find new ways to …


Family business, mentoring and achieving clarity

Family business, mentoring and achieving clarity: An interview with John Broons

Many of our Chairs at The Executive Connection are aware of the challenges that come with being the leader of a family business, with a number specialising in …


What are the top issues affecting SMEs

What are the top issues affecting SMEs?

SMEs represent some of the most inventive companies within Australia, with the size to move quickly and seize business opportunities that larger companies cannot match. Many people are …