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Are you adapting your leadership strategy as your start-up grows?

Unfortunately many leaders do not adapt their role as the business grows. Ron Ashkenas provides important insights into the importance of evolving. By Ron Ashkenas Pivoting from an initial product design or business model has become a given in the startup playbook. But even as startup leaders shift their businesses to meet a newly discovered […]

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A leader’s guide to shaping company culture

Culture is learned behaviour. Our organisational cultures are created through the actions we take – not the other way around. In this article, EY talks us through what this means. By EY Successful corporate cultures are organic: They evolve in response to the organization’s needs and keep employees working together with a shared sense of […]

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What do the best employers do differently

Three years of research to provide us with insights into why some employers are better than others – that’s worth a longform read!  Published in the Harvard Business Review, 12 December 2019 What makes a company culture great? To explore this question, my colleague, Bill Baker and I spent the last three years researching the […]

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What it really means to be a strategic thinker

Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a lot of our […]

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Regenerating political leadership in a populist age

If Australia’s main parties are to regain popular support they will need some radical thinking, a focus on consensus, and a willingness to listen By Professor Gareth Evans, Chancellor, Australian National University; University of Melbourne alumni There has been a notable decline in the quality of Australian politics and policymaking in recent times, with prime […]