There is endless debate about the role of leaders in modern organisations and innumerable definitions of what leadership even means in a business context.
Leaders are taskmasters, responsible for ensuring that staff complete their individual work effectively and efficiently.
At the beginning of this year, AIM conducted a study on the value and fundamentals of Australian business leadership. One aspect of this study was a survey asking participants to nominate the three most important skills for workplace leaders to have. The response from survey participants was
I’m in Sales and I’m really proud of it. I find that most full-time sellers, working for a great company or delivering a great product or service, usually are. However, when you move into the realm of seller-doers, it’s a whole different story.
But what is a seller-doer? Those that must
Each time a company hires new talent, they look for a mix of different skills and experiences. However, it’s no longer enough to just be a functional expert. To complement core competencies, there are a great number of soft skills that employers seek, many of which can be gained through an MBA
Being a leader has moved beyond just giving your staff directions and expecting that the job will get done. If they want to thrive and be the best in today’s fast-paced work environment, leaders must be able to help organisations quickly adapt to change and uncover new opportunities for growth.
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
When thinking about a career, we often hear that the best way to achieve security is to specialise. Thus, we choose an industry or a profession, then dedicate ourselves to learning as much as we can in that specific field.
The niche that we carve out as a specialist creates many early
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
You may have heard of this phenomenon called mindfulness. Before we start, take this quick quiz:
- Where is your mind at this present moment?
- What are you thinking about right now?
- How likely is it that you’ll become distracted by thoughts about work, family, others,
The verdict is in: companies need to get much better at cultivating people leaders.
It’s as simple as this – keeping great staff is a challenge for many organisations. But does it come down to quality leadership, or is there more to it?
Firebrand Talent surveyed 1,225 working