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Celebrating Incredible Women this International Women's Day

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This International Women’s Day we wanted to celebrate some of the incredible women shaping our world for the better.

Getting Internal Career Systems Right - Why this should be your early 2017 priority

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Early 2017 is the right time to get your Internal Career Systems working in order retain employees and allow you to have more sophisticated Performance Reviews combined with career progression conversations.

Fixing the 'Strategic Planning Meeting'

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By reframing strategic planning meetings to strategic decision exercises and designing meetings with an acknowledgement of the power and limits of the human mind, organisations can do a significantly better job executing strategic planning and decision making as a foundational management exercise.

The traditional approach to leadership development is failing Australia

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Australian organisations face unprecedented challenges: they must think more innovatively and strategically. This special report shows that the current state of leadership development in Australia is not sufficient to meet these challenges.

The pitfalls of internal career systems and the insights to avoid them

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Internal career mobility and career pathing are supposed to be winners for all involved – the proverbial slam dunk. But it doesn’t seem to be working. Surveys indicate that satisfaction with career opportunities hasn’t improved. So what’s going on here and what’s to be done?

We could not have done it without you

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Thank you to all the leaders with ambitious agendas.

Human Centered Design with Telstra's Head of Design Practice

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Vanessa Gavan sat down with Telstra’s Head of Design Practice, Cecilia Hill, to talk about how ‘design thinking’ and what it can do for organisations.

Top 10 TED Talks for Leaders from 2016

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The best of the best! We’ve selected 10 of the best TED talks from 2016 for leaders. Essential viewing for leaders thinking about the future of their organisations and their teams.

Unlocking innovation

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In uncertain times, it can be easy to put innovation on the back burner as too expensive, too time-consuming, and too risky. Yet controlled, ROI-driven innovation is an essential element of a successful business growth strategy and can generate ideas worth millions of dollars. In our experience, fresh thinking is essential to take organisations to new heights at any stage of the economic cycle.

Developing leadership capability in the new world of work

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The concept of working from home isn’t exactly new. Managers have been managing virtual and remote teams over multiple geographies for some time, particularly within agencies, consultancies, media companies, and IT/tech companies. However, it’s an evolving model — one that’s now starting to become business-as-usual for bigger corporate players.

 

A new approach to diversity

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Gender diversity has a legitimate place in governance and, quite rightly so, it gets a lot of airtime. However, the value of diversity goes beyond addressing under-represented social groups. It makes different types of thinking available to solve complex business problems, optimise boardroom performance, and drive transformational business change.

Silo busters: Curing a common enterprise disease

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No business is immune from silo syndrome — a potentially terminal condition in which interdepartmental barriers prevent growth. The cure is to adopt a top-down change program that reshapes your fragmented organisation into a collaborative, cooperative, and innovative whole to help you regain your competitive edge.

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