September 16, 2016 | 0 comments

By Simon Dowling

There’s a big promise associated with any team: that by bringing together a group of talented people, so much more is possible. Better ideas, stronger performance, greater endurance, more fun. (Perhaps you’ve heard the cute line that the word TEAM stands for “together everyone achieves more”?)

September 14, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Business School Faculty Dr Richard Carter, PhD

September 14, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

“You’ve got brains in your head. You’ve got feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” - Dr Seuss

We can steer ourselves in any direction we choose, but can we win a promotion or get our dream job?  Looking across the Australian public sector, there are opportunities opening up everywhere.  But can you make sure that you’re in the running?

September 14, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Education & Training

Some people remember the phrase "employer of choice" from the dot com boom of the early '90s. In many advanced nations it was a time of low employment, where companies couldn't find candidates, let alone find the talent at the right price.

September 14, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Education & Training

A person in a white coat places a bloody lung on a surgical table before splitting it open with a scalpel. The very same person places another, much darker lung on the table. The comparison is stark and unsettling.

The images could be from a horror movie if not for the narrator telling the audience about the dangers of smoking. The gory scenes are an example of what marketers call a "fear appeal". 

September 08, 2016 | 0 comments

By Gabrielle Dolan

Organisational change is happening at such a rapid and constant rate, that it is now considered business as usual.

September 08, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

‘It’ not how old you are, it’s how you are old.’ - Jules Renard

Coaching a public sector senior manager recently, my heart sank when I heard her surmise that she was overlooked for a transfer because of her age. Considering her age in words, not numbers, she’s in the age bracket that perfectly balances expertise and humility.

September 07, 2016 | 0 comments

By AIM Education & Training

Money is what makes the world go round. Well, scientifically, that's not really true. But metaphorically, it is money that funds our ability to create a life, to live and to love.

September 07, 2016 | 0 comments

By Hamish Williams

So you’ve been in your current role for a while now, you like the company and you enjoy your role. The only problem is your salary has only marginally improved over the few years you’ve been there. Meanwhile, you’ve taken on more responsibility and developed a working routine that’s made you a model of productivity.

September 07, 2016 | 0 comments

By Hamish Williams

With salary increases at historic lows across many industries, many professionals are now looking at a promotion as the logical next step in increasing their earning potential. Easier said than done right? Like pay rises, there’s only so many management positions to go around and the higher you go up the organisational ladder, the harder they are to come by.

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