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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.

Creating world-class business leadership solutions

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Creating world-class business leadership solutions is our speciality at Maximus. We draw on our top talent as well as deep market insights to develop solutions that are customised and tailored to our clients’ needs. To do this, we utilise a variety of strategies that truly personalise our approach.

Experiences: Fire up the Future

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Fire up the Future brings faculty from Stanford and INSEAD together with high-profile Australian business leaders to create global development experiences right in Sydney.

News: Chris Slattery joins Maximus with a clear mandate to drive growth

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We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Slattery in July as a Director at Maximus and a key member of the firm’s management team. In her role, Slattery oversees the firm’s operations and human resources functions. She also heads up Maximus’s government portfolio, which includes such clients as Transport NSW and Taronga Zoo.

News: Celebrating 15 years of transformative leadership; a new home, a new brand, the same gold standard

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We’re excited to be celebrating our 15th anniversary this November with an evening event in our new Jones Bay Wharf home in Sydney. It’s an opportunity to not only look back at a decade and a half spent working with great clients, many of whom will be in attendance, but also to look ahead to the future.

The changing landscape of sales leadership

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On my recent holiday I read Dan Pink’s new book, To Sell is Human. The chapters argue the growing importance of sales skills in both traditional and non-traditional sales roles. Dan’s perspective runs against the viewpoints of many that believe the art of sales is in decline. In a world full of information that is so easily accessible through technology, many think digital and social marketing is replacing the role of the traditional “salesman”

News: Maximus clients win at the Australian HR Awards

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On Friday, 9 September, more than 700 HR professionals converged on The Star Sydney to recognise the best of the best in people management at the third annual Australian HR Awards. Among the 19 award winners announced on the night, we are very proud to have partnered with seven of the finalists, including three of the winners.

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