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What type of leader are you?

Being a leader isn't easy, and everyone brings their own qualities and attributes to the role in an effort to get the best out of their colleagues. However, there are several distinct leadership styles - all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages in the workplace. Do you recognise yourself in this list? And…

29 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Fine-tuning management skills after landing a promotion

Congratulations! You've worked hard, shown your determination and secured a much-earned promotion, meaning you're ready to take on your new role with aplomb. However, if you're new to management there may be a few skills that you need to pick up quickly, or at least fine-tune the ones you already have (it's unlikely you'll have…

26 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Gender politics and Julia Gillard’s downfall

Australia last month said goodbye to the country's first female prime minister. Almost three years to the day after taking over leadership of the government, Julia Gillard was ousted on June 27 by former prime minister Kevin Rudd. Some may call it poetic justice, with Gillard having won the leadership following a similar coup on Rudd…

25 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Making actions speak louder than words when public speaking

Showing confidence through your body language is one of the most important skills to develop as a public speaker. Engaging an audience is more than just about keeping the content interesting (although obviously that plays a big part) - you must be able to convey the information in an interesting and eye-catching way. Invoking emotion…

24 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

PowerPoint or PowerPointless: Designing presentations that engage

Whether it's university, the boardroom or conferences - we've all experienced a PowerPoint presentation that puts the audience to sleep. Visual aids can bring a topic to life, but if used incorrectly they can make speeches confusing, disjointed or even more monotonous. Anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of sitting through a friend or family…

22 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Is Australia bridging the gender gap?

  The 100th year of International Women's Day was celebrated in 2011, making it a century since 15,000 female textile workers marched in New York City demanding better pay, voting rights and shorter hours. Marking the anniversary three years ago, then-Australian sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick remarked at how far Australia has come since those…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

5 tips for speaking with more confidence

Do you suffer from a fear of public speaking? Whether you're a seasoned director or a new graduate starting at your first job, the chances are you feel some angst when delivering a presentation in front of others. In fact, a whopping 75 per cent of people are thought to experience glossophobia (the fancy name for…

17 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Conflict management – keeping your head while others are losing theirs

Conflict is an everyday occurrence in most workplaces, and while some issues may resolve themselves, leaving problems to fester can blow up in your face. This is where effective conflict management skills become a great asset, enabling you to take control of the situation before tempers flare and egos are bruised. So how can you…

15 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

The power of persuasion: developing negotiation skills

Being able to negotiate effectively is a vital workplace skill, whether you are a boardroom executive forging an important deal or an employee attempting to secure a pay rise. For some people, the art of persuasion comes naturally, while others feel uncomfortable at the thought of confrontation, but here are some top tips that should…

12 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia
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