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Social leadership learning: effecting behaviour change, at scale

Reading Time: 3 minutes for introduction article; 15 minutes for Whitepaper (linked)

After decades of leadership development modelled on higher education, frustrated executives and HR professionals are seeking a new way forward. Maximus has been working with leading Australian organisations on a new, innovative approach to compliment the current model: social leadership learning.

Time to rethink traditional learning and development

Reading Time: 6 minutes for introduction article; 15 minutes for Whitepaper (linked)

In spite of that eye-watering expenditure, corporate learning — and leadership development in particular — is simply not well understood, particularly when you ask about fundamental outcomes: impact and return of investment. It’s obvious many are not getting the development they require to thrive as individuals, let alone successfully lead their organisations into the future.

Australia needs future-focused boards over short-termism

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The business world is more competitive and the rate of change accelerating faster than at any time in history. Perhaps counter-intuitively, that means that it is crucial to deliberately build and execute business strategies with a future-focused vision.

Trailblazing organisations and their methods of self-disruption

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Australian oligopolies are falling under the onslaught of offshore alternatives, digital offerings, and more nimble competitors. Learn from organisations that are successfully disrupting themselves, even while they are still at the height of success.

Interview with Chip Heath

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Maximus has been collaborating with Chip Heath for some years. Recently, we took the opportunity to discuss how his latest organisational psychology principles are turning customer-satisfaction ratings from “average” to “advocate”.

Time to rethink traditional learning and development

Reading Time: 8 minutes

As anyone who signs off on corporate learning and development budgets knows, it’s a considerable investment — and big business. Future-focused organisations know it’s time to rethink traditional learning and development — but how?

How moments that matter connect with customers

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The importance of special moments in our lives is the clue: memorable moments connect with customers. It looks simple, but it requires genuine heart.

The future of work

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Executives know there’s a huge wave of change across all industries. Being across the future of work is the difference between riding it or being dumped.

Thriving leadership: an executive summary

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If you want to lead a high-performing organisation, it’s important to create the right conditions for everyone to thrive — you, your team and your employees. Find out how.

Australia’s leadership development crisis: Part 3 — Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement doesn’t just mean making every worker happy or getting high scores in staff satisfaction surveys. It means ensuring everyone is invested in the company’s success, understands the part they play in it and is willing to do their best. Find out how.

Australia’s leadership development crisis: Part 2 — Strategy

Reading Time: 5 minutes

All the main indicators show that our economy is slowing down. With social, political and technological disruption impacting markets around the world, challenging times lie ahead for Australia.

Australia’s leadership development crisis: Part 1 — Innovation

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It’s time for Australian companies to take a more disruptive approach to developing new-economy leaders. The first in this 3-part series highlights the need for more innovation.

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