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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 »


5 reasons upskilling your staff makes good business sense

- February 2, 2022 3 MIN READ

From increasing staff motivation and productivity to improving your business’ employee retention, there are lots of great reasons to invest in upskilling your workforce. Your staff are your most valuable asset, and making sure they are trained with the skills they need to meet your business goals is essential. It leads to more satisfied employees… Read more »


Gen Z not ready for the post-COVID world of work

- October 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

New research from human skills development organisation Maxme reveals Australian businesses are worried new graduates aren’t equipped to handle the new world of work. The study found 85 per cent of business leaders believe current grads lack both the technical and soft skills needed to succeed. Hello quarter-life crisis Renata Sguario, founder of Maxme says… Read more »


The forever skills you need for future success

- June 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

Why don’t futurists offer money back guarantees? Hint: It’s the same reason gambling apps have to say, “Gamble responsibly”. In other words, no matter how much data you crunch or how deep and robust your research methodology is, at some point, you’re making an educated guess and taking a leap of faith. Which is not… Read more »


Why creativity is THE future business skill you need

- August 3, 2018 2 MIN READ

Can you remember the last time you were encouraged to solve a problem, to think laterally, experiment, be curious, use your imagination or express your own ideas at work? Traditionally, businesses do not encourage or, in some cases, even allow these types of things. You go to the office to perform your job description, which… Read more »