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Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

Why should organisations implement a proactive Return to Work program?

In the lead up to the Return to Work Conference we spoke to guest speakers Michele Ghassemi, Regional Workplace Safety & Wellbeing Leader at David Jones and Larissa Meysner, Manager Psychological Services at PeopleSense by Altius. This year, the Return to Work Conference will look into best practice strategies that supports employees through the process…

21 Jul 2017, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

Looking into the future of Safety Leadership and Culture

"Health & Safety shouldn’t be seen as an overhead for the business" At the upcoming Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, Wayne Richards, General Manager Group HSEQ at Transdev will present a case study on how Transdev has reassessed their safety structure and will outline the steps that they plan to take to improve their…

29 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Other

Getting to know your inner-psychopath – why it’s hard to be good with money

Can we have too much of a good thing? When it comes to money, the answer in the Psychology community is increasingly ‘yes’. Psychologists have amassed considerable evidence for a causal link between money and self-interested behavior. Well-off people are statistically more likely to cheat in a game, less likely to help a passerby and,…

25 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

The language of finance – is it skewing our moral compass?

The language used within the banking and finance sector - whether it be in a company's annual report or face-to-face during a business transaction - is becoming increasingly technical, abstract, and morally and ethically neutral. Terms like Collateralized Debt Obligation and Global Financial Crisis are more frequently referred to by their acronyms CDO and GFC,…

8 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling | Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

A Service First Approach to Delivering a Great Customer Experience

Creating collaborative approaches that ensure the involvement and opinions of all involved are heard are vital in a service first approach to delivering a great customer experience, according to Gallagher Bassett's General Manager, Aidan Brophy. Speaking at the 18th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit later this month in Melbourne, Aidan and his colleague Lucas Kowlaski are opening…

14 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

Leadership & Communication | Other

Innovation in Retail – How Stylerunner are Disrupting the Industry

Hefty competition from overseas players and a turbulent economic climate, mean that Australian retailers are having to fight harder than ever before to achieve targeted rates of sales growth. With this in mind, Australian sportswear curator Stylerunner have certainly been packing a few punches recently, with a number of inspiring and innovative PR ventures. Stylerunner,…

13 Sep 2016, by a a

Leadership & Communication

How to disrupt your own brand or business

Dr Ken Hudson shares eight pieces of advice on being disruptive – to yourself. Brad Jakeman, the president of global beverages group PepsiCo says: ‘I try and drive this notion in the organisation that unless we’re constantly thinking about how we disrupt ourselves someone will come along and disrupt us.’ But how do you disrupt…

23 Dec 2015, by a a

Leadership & Communication | Mining & Resources

Influence is the key to successful leadership – food for thought with Bernie Garrett

NT Resources Week is just around the corner and we were able to speak with one of the workshop hosts at the event, Bernie Garrett, about leadership and it's impact on sales. 1. The hallmark of successful leadership is influence – can you elaborate on this? If you desire to be successful in life and…

28 Jul 2015, by a a

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: The kids are all right!

WAY back in the early 1990s, my teenage daughter started to feel I was asking her to do too much around the house. I disagreed and she, instead of throwing a tantrum or storming out, set about cataloguing what contribution she, my husband and I were making to the family welfare. The result was the…

30 Jun 2015, by a a
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