Month: August 2013

Leadership & Communication

Top tips for staff motivation

The ability to keep staff motivated is one of the key characteristics of a successful leader, showing they have the charisma and drive to get the best out of their employees. And while it may be easy to put the effort in when it comes close to deadline day, maintaining that level of productivity when…

31 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

34% of women ‘prefer’ male bosses

Over one-third of women would prefer to have a male rather than a female boss, according to a new study. Research by UK-based women's fashion retailer Hobbs revealed that only a quarter of men felt the same way. The figures showed that while 61 per cent of all respondents said they had no preference, there…

30 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The future of Victorian freight rail

Victoria has made clear its aims to position itself as Australia's freight and logistics capital, releasing a multi-billion dollar framework strategy for the state. Published earlier this month, The Freight State highlighted how the state government intends to generate between $19 billion and $23 billion each year, while creating thousands of jobs. Premier Denis Napthine…

30 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA highlights rail industry election proposals

The need for increased railway engineering funding is just one of the issues that has been raised by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) ahead of the upcoming federal election. ARA chairman Lindsay Tanner said the nation's rail industry contributes millions of dollars to the economy, as well as employing more than 100,000 people across the…

29 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

What made Franklin D Roosevelt a great leader?

Academics and historians consider Franklin D Roosevelt as one of the greatest US presidents, ranking him alongside the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the United States Presidency Center voted him the best American president overall in 2011. Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, had the leadership skills to guide the…

29 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The freight debate: is the Federal Government doing enough?

In the past few months the election campaign has focused more on education and passenger transport rather than focusing on one of the back bones of the Australian economy; our freight trade. As discussed in Lloyd’s List yesterday, better port planning will lead to a stronger and more productive economy. However, if we fail to…

28 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Close-up: Dr David Evans

Dr David Evans is the Director of Medical Services at the QE II Hospital in Brisbane. He is a specialist in medical administration and has academic qualifications in health administration, information technology and occupational health and safety. He has a 20 plus year involvement in Health Informatics and has contributed to the National EHR Taskforce,…

28 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

The benefits of NLP

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help you improve your leadership skills and boost confidence, but was exactly is NLP and how does it work? Created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s, NLP is an approach to communication and personal development that uses a number of techniques to help you achieve your life goals.…

28 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Close-up: Sue Mier AM

Sue is a long term foster carer of a now adult daughter who has partial fetal alcohol syndrome.(pFAS). She is a founding member and current Chair of the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders (NOFASARD) Sue has lobbied extensively on both a state and national level to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What are the biggest challenges for the resources sector in South Australia?

In the lead up to our 7th Annual Mining South Australia Conference, , we will be showcasing 3 editions of interviews with the event’s key supporter organisations: Civil Contractors Federation SA, Whyalla Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Australia Freight Council, Port Pirie Regional Council & Whyalla City Council. In this first edition, we asked…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Organisations ‘must tackle unconscious gender bias’

Women's leadership skills are being unfairly judged due to unconscious bias in many businesses. This is according to research by Catalyst Europe, a non-profit organisation for expanding corporate opportunities for women, which showed hidden prejudices can significantly affect the way in which an enterprise manages its talent pipeline. Writing for UK paper The Guardian, director…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Case Study: Mepilex Heel product evaluation

The Sydney Adventist Hospital, Mepilex Heel evaluation was initiated in order to find the most suitable dressing for pressure injury prevention of the heel. The evaluation compared the current dressing used, a hydrocolloid and Mepilex heel in 20 patients over a period of 1 week. Patients were enrolled in the study in emergency and then…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights