HR

Work, culture and the cloud – what 2020 has taught us

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

We’ve learned a lot this year. Businesses have had to deal with numerous challenges brought on by lockdowns, health concerns and remote working. We have seen businesses shift focus or completely rethink their business model. A third of the country’s working population had to adapt to the working from home reality – with mixed results,… Read more »

HR

Tell tale signs of a toxic workplace

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Have you ever had that feeling that you have landed in a toxic workplace? asks Mark LeBusque, Harvard-trained consultant, author and founder and director of The Human Manager. Something doesn’t feel right. Your logical and intuitive selves seem to be at a standoff, neither prepared to give an inch. The ‘logical you’ is creating stories… Read more »

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Opinion

Why we need to adopt a new way of thinking

- October 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19 has tested leadership in unimaginable ways and created change that is here to stay. Leaders who can stay level-headed, emphasize clarity, motivate a team, act decisively and quickly amidst uncertainty and risk are better placed for survival and reinvention, writes Sharon Williams, Founder and CEO, Taurus Marketing. Be honest if you want to instil… Read more »

News

Leading through a crisis; how to hold your head high 

- May 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

As the world goes into meltdown, government’s scramble to do what is best for communities and some show their true colours,  a crisis such as coronavirus clears space for leaders to be a voice of reason and calm, especially for those in small business who are facing catastrophic repercussions to their economy, writes Annette Densham.… Read more »

Features

5 tips for business survival during the pandemic

- April 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Internationally renowned business growth expert, UniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews is encouraging businesses to step back and carefully assess their business before making any radical decisions about their future. “Whether a company will survive in times of uncertainty ­– and is positioned for growth on the other side ­– will largely depend on how they lead… Read more »

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Features

Why your business culture matters now more than ever

- April 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

It’s a challenging time. COVID-19 has forced significant changes. People are working remotely and businesses are scrambling to keep their doors open. It happened in the blink of an eye and most people were caught unprepared. What has this taught you about the culture of your business? Culture is the glue that holds everything together.… Read more »

Features

Leadership in turbulent times: How to lead amidst a frightening pandemic

- April 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whether you’re a self-employed contractor or business owner, now is the time to call upon emotional intelligence and leverage it in your favour to help you survive the coronavirus crisis, writes business coach and leadership mentor, Daniel Tolson What is Emotional Intelligence and How Does it Differ from Social Intelligence? What is emotional intelligence though?… Read more »

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Features

Why leadership matters in small business

- April 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

There is a saying ‘culture flows from the top-down’. Great leadership equals great culture. The question is, do you have the skills you need to lead your business to the top? The role leadership plays in the success of a business is becoming increasingly evident. A small business can simply survive or thrive based on… Read more »

Features

From Gen Z to Gen X, the future of work is already here

- November 16, 2019 4 MIN READ

Earlier this year Deloitte released their annual global millennial survey which canvassed the views of over 13,000 Gen Y and 4000 Gen Z from around the globe. Unsurprisingly, the study revealed a lack of trust for big business and uncertainty of the future. Alongside this increased pessimism was a rise in the number of millennials… Read more »

News

Are leadership skills to blame for business failure?

- October 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Brad Sherringham Managing Director of the newly formed Global Governance Initiative suggests recent widespread business failures in Australia and New Zealand has highlighted skills gaps within our business leaders. According to Sherrington, more than 90 per cent of business leaders in Australia and New Zealand are untrained in corporate governance, meaning they often lack the knowledge… Read more »

Features

4 steps to effectively manage large teams

- August 20, 2019 3 MIN READ

Successful business owners aren’t automatically great team managers however, as the business grows, the importance of managing teams grows along with it. Regardless of how well the business is otherwise run, if a business owner can’t attract and retain top talent, it will be difficult to continue to grow in the long term, writes Andrew… Read more »