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Does open government make for good government?

The concepts and principles of open government are profound in terms of their implications and execution, and are fundamental to Australia’s conception of good government, argues Chris Eccles, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. There is a growing global consensus about the importance of open government and a lot is happening in […]

Helping men get work-life balance can help everyone

Laura Good, Deborah Towns and Jesse E. Olsen discuss why work-life balance and gender equality are not only women’s, but men’s issues, too. Women’s increased participation in the labour force over the past 50 years has outpaced changes to work organisation and social attitudes. This is true for issues of work-life balance, which continue to […]

Supporting Your Board to Meet the Challenges of the Future

Not for Profit boards require enhanced business, financial and investment skills to navigate the new challenges around the changing regulatory environment, according to independent assurance, tax and advisory firm, Grant Thornton which offers a checklist for financial competency. The past decade has seen increasing pressure being placed on directors of Not for Profit organisations in […]

Leading Virtual Teams

Virtual teams make it possible to assemble dream teams that might otherwise not be possible. But leading virtual teams is a unique challenge. Source: Leading Virtual Teams

Why it pays to believe in your people

Think back to your school days. Who was your favourite teacher? Why? I remember my favourite teachers as those who saw me as an individual, who recognised something special about me, and who believed in me. Now think about your work history. Who were the best bosses? One boss stands out in my memory for many reasons, but […]