Leadership is a choice and anybody can be a leader
October 10, 2018

Most of the time, we attribute organisational success to the decisions of senior executives. This ignores the fact that every single one of us, regardless of our position, make critical decisions each day that all contribute to long-term results.

As long as we feel empowered and confident, we can contribute and transform our organisations from the inside out. We can all make the choice to become a leader, and by developing a leadership state of mind, we can inspire ourselves and the people around us.

AIM Blog - Break the specialist mould with an MBA and take your career to the next level
October 05, 2018

When thinking about a career, we often hear that the best way to achieve security is to specialise. The niche that we carve out as a specialist creates many early career opportunities, but down the track, many people find that their skillset does not support growth into senior managerial roles.That’s when an MBA comes into play.

Is emotional intelligence the secret to effective leadership?
September 24, 2018

Across every industry, emotional intelligence skills are in high demand. According to the last World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, 71% of employers already value emotional intelligence more than the traditional IQ test.

But what is emotional intelligence and why is it so important in the workplace? Also, how can we harness it to become better leaders and managers?

September 14, 2018

Customer-centricity is one of the most overused terms in business today. One organisation may talk about being customer-centric in the way they service their customers, another in the way they design their products, and yet another in the way they make solutions available for purchase.

The same is true in sales. Most organisations take pride in being customer-centric, yet in almost all cases, this does not translate to frontline sellers and how they approach and engage clients.

4 reasons why your future self will thank you for starting your MBA today
September 10, 2018

We have all heard the term patience is a virtue, but how patient are we expected to be when it comes to our career? There was a time when staying devoted to an organisation long enough meant you were all but guaranteed a promotion into senior leadership. However, times have changed, and there are few guarantees you’ll make it to that corner office just by showing up to work each day.

AIM Blog - How mastering mindfulness can make you a leader that others will notice
September 05, 2018

Mindfulness is based on the science and medical discipline of neuroscience. In a nutshell, it’s about focusing [without distraction] on what’s happening right now. It is the psychological process of bringing your attention to the experiences that are occurring in the present. Mindfulness isn’t concerned with the past, and it certainly isn’t concerned with the future.

MBA Blog - You could be MBA qualified much sooner than you think
July 13, 2018

Becoming a master at anything takes time, and that’s often why we never get started. The Masters of Business Administration, or MBA as it’s widely known, is no different. As one of the most comprehensive postgraduate qualifications available, many people mistakenly believe it would take them too long to complete

If this was the case, however, no one would ever get their MBA. The truth is, you could be MBA qualified much sooner than you think. To help you understand how that’s possible, here’s a bit of insider knowledge.

AIM Blog - Why it’s not too late for you to get your MBA
June 29, 2018

Those three letters have a certain ring to them, don’t they? MBA. That’s because the Master of Business Administration, as it’s otherwise known, is one of the most highly regarded and comprehensive postgraduate programs available today. When we hear those three letters, we might picture jet setting executives on multi-million dollar salaries, but we don’t picture ourselves. Why is that?

AIM Blog - 5 reasons why soft skills are the key to your organisation’s survival
June 15, 2018

The pace of change in the world can be dizzying. Particularly when we consider the effects that digital technologies are having on the world of work. While we might be vaguely aware that big changes are coming, it can be difficult to fully grasp the challenges so we can begin preparing for an uncertain future.

AIM Blog - Why Thank You Matters More Than Money
June 05, 2018

How do you feel when someone says thank you? Whether it be for our efforts, or achievements, most people appreciate being told they are appreciated. Assuming sincerity in its delivery, a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way to making people feel valued and respected. According to Aon Hewitt’s 2012 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report, 90% of employees agree recognition is a key driver of their engagement.

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