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The secret to providing good advice

I love new ideas. The problem can be convincing other people. Many people working in government, business or charity – experts in their own fields – provide advice to decision-makers on a regular basis. It can be frustrating when that advice seems to be ignored but if you’ve done your prep, there’s a better chance your […]

10 Principles of Leading Change Management

These time-honored tools and techniques can help companies transform quickly. Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less […]

5 tips for better decision-making by stepping outside of your head

My head is so often full of words and scenarios that I sometimes have to make a conscious effort to step outside of that familiar space before making important decisions.  It’s an occupational hazard. Until recently, I would start every day trapped in my mind, going over how words or decisions might be interpreted – […]

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 […]