Wellbeing

How to look after your team: Look after yourself first

- July 12, 2023 4 MIN READ

  How a business leader treats themself is a compelling reflection of their values, integrity and capacity to inspire and motivate others, explains change-maker and learning and development specialist, Ella Zhang, author of Upgrade: How to outperform your default self to gain your superpowers. By paying attention to your self-care, you can demonstrate an understanding… Read more »

empathic leadership
Business Advice

Why empathy is the key to your competitive advantage

- June 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Hard-arse leadership is out. Getting in touch with your feelings is in. In a world that is becoming increasingly digitised and automated, the power of feelings and empathy are viewed as top commodities, writes leadership expert Vanessa Vershaw, author of Unreasonable Ambition: Renegade thinking for leaders to create impossible change. Empathy is what differentiates… Read more »

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Business Advice

How to improve communication between colleagues

- June 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Being a compassionate leader is really the awareness that your role is not just about how you manage your people and their work deliverables. It’s about understanding that they are people, and they bring all their challenges in their life, their reality, their external world and their home life to their work environment, writes… Read more »

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HR

3 qualities you need to be a really effective leader

- December 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

  What it means to be a great leader has become more complex, particularly as organisations and society evolve, writes Aaron McEwan, Vice President and HR Advisory, Gartner. Employees have faced a considerable amount of personal and social turbulence, from the pandemic as well as other external global factors. This, in addition to work-life fusion… Read more »

young female leader in office
Business Advice

How to nurture the leaders of 2023 and beyond

- November 29, 2022 3 MIN READ

In order to survive the coming year of continued challenges for businesses, it’s time to encourage and nurture the next generation of good leaders, writes Amanda Rose. Post-COVID, the ongoing challenges to businesses that defined much of 2022 are expected to continue well into 2023. This coming year will see logistical delays, supply chain shortages,… Read more »

Catherine Velisha, managing director of Velisha Farms
Features

From farm hand to industry game-changer: Catherine Velisha on learning to run a business that changes the world

- November 10, 2022 5 MIN READ

As managing director of Velisha Farms, Catherine Velisha sits at the helm of one of Australia’s most innovative farming outfits. Besides providing wholesale fresh produce worldwide, including to big players like ALDI supermarkets, their Veg Education and Food Futures educational programs are helping to change the future of the Australian horticultural industry for the better.… Read more »

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Productivity

Working with a micromanager? Here’s five tips to help take your power back

- November 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

People management specialist and author of the new book, Be A Better Manager in 5 Minutes a Day, Dr Dominic McLoughlin, explains five ways to cope when working under a micromanager. Many people do not like having someone constantly looking over their shoulder, and the evidence suggests that this micromanagement causes people to leave their… Read more »