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4 things to remember about stakeholder management

If you’re leading a big project, managing up is just as important as managing down. This article looks at 4 strategies for effective stakeholder management. When it comes to successfully shepherding high-profile projects to completion, managing up is just as important as managing down. Whether you’re working on a product launch, advertising campaign, or major purchase, […]

Change Leadership: minimising the chaos of transformation

By Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson Perhaps the most difficult task you will face as a leader is leading complex, large-scale transformational change…successfully. The stakes are high in transformation, with both tremendous potential for ROI, and a huge cost of failure. The bad news: Research shows that most transformational changes fail to return their […]

Govt to learn to manage brilliant, difficult workers if to innovate, Liz Pommer and Vicky Darling

If govt wants innovation, learn to manage the brilliant, difficult workers

Defence force’s structure, for example, doesn’t support someone who “lays on the outer”, says deputy chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald (pictured). Speaking at the Air Power Conference in Canberra, McDonald laid bare his concerns that disruptors — the very people most likely to have the innovation inspiration organisations are looking for — […]

How to be more productive, Liz Pommer and Vicky Darling

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook’s Productivity Tool

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: “What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?” The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook’s internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.  Justin Rosenstein I’m a software developer, designer, and entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Asana, team productivity […]

Ditch new year resolutions, new horizons, Liz Pommer and Vicky Darling

Ditch the New Year resolutions

Did you start the year with a list of resolutions? Have you started ticking off your list or is it already becoming a nuisance? In the excitement of a new year, we often draft a list of changes that puts expectations onto ourselves that we’ll never really be able to fulfill and which becomes a burden […]