Tag: Leadership skills

Business

Leadership & Communication

Lessons from an ICT strategy meeting veteran

When it comes to presenting in board and executive meetings, ISACA USA's Tim Mason admits he has made every mistake in the book. “Trust me when I say when I’ve graduated from the ‘school of hard knocks’”, says Tim, ahead of Oceania CACS 2018. The ICT strategy meeting veteran says he took years to find…

30 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: For women it’s still ‘Mind the Gap’

On March 25, 1928, five young women, one as young as 18, organised the first International Women’s Day rally in Sydney’s Domain. They stood on soap boxes and addressed the crowd on the rights of working women and equal pay for equal work. They kept the rally going for two hours. Today, more than eighty…

21 Apr 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Oil and gas workers need to step up

With Australia's resources sector going through substantial change, oil and gas operators in the country will need to ensure their employee training initiatives can keep up with the speed of developments. This is the main finding from Deloitte's 'Building a connected workforce: Challenges for resources sector operators' report, which predicts that almost 40,000 new workers…

15 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leadership skills vital for productivity, survey shows

Poor leadership skills are hampering Australian workplaces, a new survey has indicated. Research from the University of Melbourne's Centre for Workplace Leadership revealed three-quarters of employees feel good management was lacking at their company. Of the 2,000 workers polled, 25 per cent claimed they had no workplace role models, while 35 per cent of senior and…

27 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Australian middle management ‘feeling neglected’

Australia's middle managers feel neglected and lack the leadership skills to perform their roles to the best of their abilities, according to new research. An Australian Institute of Management (AIM) survey, compiled in conjunction with Monash University, found that middle managers are "significantly underperforming" despite their important role in business hierarchies. Tony Gleeson, executive general…

25 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Tough assignments ‘key’ to leadership development

Taking on tough assignments is a key aspect of leadership development, according to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) chief Richard Bracken. HCA is one of the world's largest operators of health-care facilities, boasting 165 hospitals, 113 freestanding surgery centres and 200,000 employees across two continents. Bracken, who has spent 30 years at the organisation, said…

6 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Margaret Thatcher: Leadership skills of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher is the only woman in British politics to become prime minister and her leadership skills have polarised public opinion in the years since she stepped down. Dubbed the Iron Lady by a Soviet Union journalist, Thatcher was the longest serving prime minister in the country's history and was well-known for her autocratic leadership…

25 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

How to transition from ‘doer’ to manager and leader

All too often, people have taken on management responsibilities on the strength of their technical or specialist skills. However, a management role depends on achieving results through others which requires a significantly different skill set. We had the chance to speak to Professor Alan Patching* about the biggest challenges in successfully managing the transition from…

30 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Australia’s top influential women in 2013 revealed

Australia's most influential women have been recognised for their leadership skills at a recent ceremony. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2013 applauded the efforts of female leaders across a variety of sectors, including business, philanthropy, research and not for profits. Skin cancer researcher Adele Green was the overall…

24 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

John Boehner’s leadership skills questioned

The US debt crisis is over - for now. But in the wake of political unrest that left the country's government in partial shutdown for 16 days, fingers are being pointed at the Republican Party, and in particular at Speaker of the House John Boehner. Commentators have attacked Boehner for both his leadership inabilities and…

23 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

VIC gov’t honours women with leadership skills

Women with leadership skills will be recognised for their efforts by the Victorian government - but time is running out for applications. Nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2014 will close this Friday (September 27), meaning people have just a few days to suggest candidates for the award. Established in 2001, the ceremony…

25 Sep 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