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4 tips to running effective meetings

4 tips to running effective meetings

From stand-up scrums to sit-down sessions, meetings take up a large portion of time for any organisation. When managed effectively, a meeting is an opportunity to optimise business operations. …


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 …


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 …


A guide to company culture from 5 successful businesses

A guide to company culture from 5 successful businesses

Developing a strong sense of company culture pays off. Employees who are happy are up to 12% more productive than average workers, able to outperform their peers and consistently …


The guide to organisation structures

The guide to organisation structures (flat vs hierarchical)

. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Organisations can undergo successful restructuring as long as they understand the differences between organisational structures (flat, hierarchical, matrix etc)— …


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 …


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 …


How to establish business and individual KPIs to monitor performance

How to establish business and individual KPIs to monitor performance

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a standard feature in any business environment, but it’s not always easy to create measures for success that are actually valuable to an …


A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Managing the conflicts between SCOPE, COST and TIME is a key project management skill. Understanding the relationship between tasks and the resources required is an integral ingredient to …


Margin at the Margin

Margin at the Margin

The power of marginal revenue Understanding the concept of marginal contribution can be a powerful weapon in setting strategy. Once overheads have been covered every extra dollar of …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 your staff driving customer engagement

Are your staff driving customer engagement?

Customer engagement is an essential area for businesses to address, especially as they look to build a strong ongoing relationship with clients. Your staff are the face of …


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 …


Why is continual training important for CEOs

Why is continual training important for CEOs?

Learning is a process that every organisation will need to prioritise as they look to realise the benefits that come from retaining organisational knowledge. CEOs will often have …


Are Australian leaders falling short of the mark

Are Australian leaders falling short of the mark?

Solid leadership is the cornerstone of many successful enterprises, helping boost morale, encourage innovation and drive forward important strategic initiatives. However, poor leadership can have a devastating impact …