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Development at the top

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Corporate leaders should always be at the top of their game — stagnation is not an option. As recent high-profile departures have demonstrated, boards are increasingly intolerant of failure. In the last six months of 2015 alone, 15 of the top S&P/ ASX 100 companies faced leadership change.

Embedding business learning

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Sending your people on training programs is simple, but making sure they apply what they learn during those training programs can be hard. Here’s our perspective on how to get ahead of your competition and make sure that your organisation’s investment in learning and development (L&D) translates into real business results.

 

The three-in-one CEO

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For decades, academics and business commentators have debated the differences between administrators, managers, and leaders, almost to the point of considering them to be different approaches. Interest in the topic has increased in line with the growing size and complexity of organisations, and the global discussion continues today. In my view, this needs to be a discussion of balance.

Reinventing HR

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Historically, HR has struggled to demonstrate value to the C-suite, but today its ability to add value should be clear. It would be a rare CEO who does not regard people as a major asset or understand how their acquisition, development, and retention are strategically important. Effective talent management is so essential that eight out of ten CEOs say it is the key to competitive success.

Building an agile organisation

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The need for organisations to respond to a dynamic marketplace is nothing new — there is always a legal, regulatory, financial, or competitive challenge to deal with. The difference today is the depth and frequency of the changes.

4 steps to create a customer-centric culture in your organisation

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In today’s competitive environment, customer centricity is not aspirational — it’s essential. Achieving a genuinely customer centred business is not easy, but with the right program, tools and support, any organisation can get there.

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