A new must listen leadership insights podcast for business success
Keep up to date on the latest economic trends, business challenges and leadership insights with TEC Live, hosted by Stephanie Christopher, CEO at TEC
Join Stephanie as she sits down with successful business leaders and inspiring guests covering wide-ranging interviews on all things leadership, exploring the questions that are top of mind for SME business leaders. Guests share tactical insights and takeaways to inform and inspire you every time you listen.
Regular guest Warren Hogan, Chief Economic Advisor TEC and Business Professor at UTS Business School Sydney, will provide timely economic updates influencing business.
If you are passionate about growth, honing your leadership skills, improving your decision making or just interested in what other business leaders are doing, then this podcast is for you.
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‘Always in the White Water’ – Who copes with change better? Women or Men, Older or Younger?
Stephanie chats with Colin Chodos on the five main reasons that people resist change in an organisation. Great change leaders focus on people and process, Colin shares his tips on how to drive successful cultural change and what to look out for on the way.
Should every business have a China Strategy?
Stephanie chats with David Thomas on exploring the business growth and commercial opportunities for Australian businesses with China, particularly the limitless Inbound opportunities. 80% of China’s GDP is now generated by the Chinese domestic market … so where are the business opportunities in China for Australian and New Zealand businesses? The window of opportunity is closing for outbound opportunities, but what about the Inbound opportunities and what is the difference?
Resilience – applying sports science to good business and leadership. What can you do as a leader to get into the right zone and perform at your optimum?
Stephanie chats with Sven Hansen on the important concepts for today’s leaders who need to perform at their optimum. Sven makes the case that leaders need to make a strategic investment in building their resilience resources. Sven and Stephanie discuss:
- The Importance of Sleep and the Impact of Stimulation Overload on Leadership and critical Decision Making.
- Presence & Flow and the impact it can have on you as a leader and how to structure your day for Flow.
- Self-awareness check-ins and more.
Do you have the self-discipline to be really curious?
The challenge for CEOs and Business Leaders is to get out of the content and coach their teams to ask the 'process questions', as collectively the answer may result in a far better one. Stephanie chats with Mike Logan on his Asking Leader methodology to create engagement and accountability in teams which creates deep engagement and accountability. As a problem well understood and well explored is a problem that’s mostly solved. The more perspectives you give a question then you will get an idea what the real problem is. Read transcript
Family Business – Where Business Dynamics meets Family Dynamics
Stephanie chats with John Broons, National Family Business Advisor of the Year Award Winner. John helps family businesses build their legacies and reclaim their family lives. He reveals the differences, opportunities and challenges of family business. 'A business has a fixed time frame but a family is forever.' Values are the foundations of a family business and understanding these values is critical to navigating the business success. Some of the questions John covers are: What are the rules of engagement and what are the rules about entry and exit? How do family members represent the brand and who is the best person to do this? and Do you have a family charter that’s dynamic? Read transcript
Cultivating Agile Organisations – critical for businesses to survive and thrive in the coming decade.
Stephanie talks to Maja Paleka about what organisations of the future will look like and how to get there. Maja is a co-founder and director of Juggle Strategies, a consultancy that works with organisations looking for better ways to work. She works with them to help shift the mindsets, capabilities and then behaviour of their people to support the new models they co-design. Ultimately, it is about creating workplaces of the future so that people, organisations and their communities can thrive.
The last five years has seen the ‘Future of Work’ become a topic of intense focus and speculation in the business world. Work environments, organisational structures and the motivations behind work have transformed. Leaders of the future will need to shift their focus to adapt to this changing environment. Read transcript
Intentional – Great Leaders build time into their day for learning.
Gary Bertwistle has always had a passion for innovation and creativity. His career has spanned the retail, music, media, corporate education and radio industries. Gary’s drive comes from having people and organisations think differently to generate new ways of doing things. In this podcast Gary and Stephanie cover a lot of ground from Podcast popularity - What’s changed to make Podcasting popularity; Great Leaders build time into their day for learning; and Challenging the existing business formulas and paradigms. It's all about being Intentional, Curious and 'Skill Stacking'!
Is there a better road ahead in FY 2020 for mid size and small business CEOs and business owners?
Stephanie and Warren Hogan Chief Economic Advisor at TEC discuss the latest TEC CEO Confidence Index which reveals confidence has jumped in last 3 months. CEOs and business owners are feeling the economy has turned a corner but it isn’t all clear roads ahead; with talent and access to credit remaining key challenges for leaders looking to drive growth in FY 2020. CEOs remain optimistic about their own prospects, forecasting growth and increased investment in the next 12 months. Read transcript
Do great sales people have to be born a great sales person or can you train and develop a successful sales person?
Greg Donlan talks with Stephanie about the transformation of selling. Greg has had a long and successful carer in sales leadership, education and innovation across a diverse range of industries and has seen selling change dramatically. Successful companies are using a modern approach to selling which is a sophisticated system and more about educating than selling, which is easy to replicate and achieve consistent results. Read transcript
The Future of Work Is Already Here! What is an Agile Workforce?
How successful business leaders are embracing the new paradigm of work and leveraging their competitive advantage. What is fractional work? Old Work Paradigm (Organisational structures with clearly defined roles / Traditional roles and the traditional working week) Vs The New Work Paradigm - (Highly skilled people working for fractions of a week or fractions of a traditional role). Stephanie chats with Victoria Stuart and Stephanie Reuss from Beam on the flexible workplace, the shift in work and the hidden talent pool. Read transcript
Customer Centricity – How do you surprise and delight your customers?
Ashton Bishop, CEO, Step Change talks to Stephanie about the ‘7 Customer Centric Shifts’ that Business Leaders need to adopt to become truly 'Customer Centric'. Seeing the person behind the customer... Maximising the value they receive …while removing anything that reduces their ease of interaction. Read transcript
Are there sharks in the water? Cybersecurity is no longer just the responsibility of your IT
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What's a military term 'OODA Loop' got to do with cyber risk? Ross Marston, Founder and Chief Security Strategist for Business Intelligence Security has had over 30 years experience protecting companies against cyber attack and educating businesses, large and small, government and private about reducing cyber risk. Cyber risk is the new OH&S. Business leaders must take a Risk Management Approach as it’s not a technical issue. In this podcast Ross highlights what to look for and what you, your staff and your company can do to minimize the risk and reduce the impact of a cyber attack. Read transcript
How can you be in business and not know where your cash is? – ‘It’s about the management of cash more than the management of profit’
John Stewart, talks about the importance of forecasting your balance sheet. It's about the management of cash more than the management of profit. Everyone knows 'Cash is King' and 'You only run out of cash once'. Most people in business understand these as a statements, however John has found that most business leaders' ability to know where their cash is and their ability to forecast their cash is wanting. 'You can keep a business alive with poor profit and strong cash flow, however if you have a business with strong profit and poor cash flow your business is at risk.'
It's about the management of cash more than the management of profit!
Skiing in Japan waist deep in snow and LOST….Decision making has never sounded so suspenseful!
Will Meere, a young doctor takes time out for a short trip to Tokyo, Japan and then decides to journey northwards for a few days skiing. After 2 and half days of awesome powder skiing, confidence was high and on the 3rd day he pushed higher up the mountain and onto more difficult runs. Suddenly skiing through a precipice, falling and finding himself on the wrong side of the mountain in unfamiliar territory, alone and still overconfident in the decisions he was yet to make proved to be a potentially deadly predicament to find himself in.....This adventure would test his mental and physical stamina.... Listen to this roller coaster of an adventure! Read transcript
The process of Innovation is all about risk reduction and risk mitigation – Applying a scientific methodology.
John Beech talks with Stephanie about applying a scientific methodology to Innovation. Taking the mystery away from entrepreneurship and innovation, ‘something most people learn at school - how to have an idea and test it.’ John assists companies with strategy development and execution with a focus on commercialising innovations developed into global markets. With over 30 years’ experience in the development, commercialisation and financing of new technologies, John is a regular Speaker on Business Model Innovation and until recently was a TEC Chair for over 15 years....Love the problem not your solution! Read transcript
Innovation demystified – How, Why and When should business leaders Innovate
What does Innovation look like for business and where do you start? Stephen Rutter, Founder of The Scale Institute talks to Stephanie Christopher demystifying the latest buzzword. Innovation can be as simple as changing processes to solving complex problems or driving transformational change for business. Read transcript
Economic Insights with Warren Hogan – April 2019
Former ANZ Chief Economist and Industry Professor at UTS Business School, Warren Hogan in conversation with Stephanie Christopher, TEC CEO providing robust insights and comment on current economic climate and implications for SMEs.
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