34 percent of employees leave due to poor leadership: study finds
October 18, 2017

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 employees around Australia (NSW, VIC, WA, QLD, SA) for their Talent Ignition Report and asked about their job role, skill development, career development and progression.*

Don’t lose your star players – invest in your team
October 16, 2017

As a business leader, it’s always tricky to determine the best possible use of your organisation’s resources. While the economy around you fluctuates and shifts, you’re likely juggling the competing demands for greater efficiency, boosted productivity and continuous innovation. Achieving your strategic organisational objectives can often be extraordinarily difficult when you’re dealing with near-constant marketplace disruption and the inherent internal obstacles of any organisation.

How you present can impact staff buy in
October 09, 2017

A powerful presentation is our most critical tool in an organisation today. We use them to build buy-in with our team members, to communicate our big ideas and connect with employees to inspire them into action. Yet the majority of the time our presentations are bland, boring and the only impact they have is to get staff running for the doors (if they haven’t already fallen asleep in their seats).

Getting to grips with Design Thinking
October 03, 2017

As companies strive to keep up with innovation, Design Thinking can’t be missed.

Andy Eklund is a facilitator at the Australian Institute of Management. He’s spent 35,000 hours facilitating 6,500 workshops for 11,000 participants in 24 countries on 5 continents. That’s ore 700 different clients in 75 different industries.

How will companies remain future proof?
September 27, 2017

To be nimble is to survive. Innovation will kill the stagnant. We’ve heard it countless times – successful organisations are innovative and agile. We’ve also seen it happen right before our eyes. Uber putting the taxi industry on notice, the end of Blockbuster Video and rise of Netflix.

The 5 pillars to authentically connect and engage with your team
September 21, 2017

According to a US survey published in the Harvard Business Review[1], 91% of employees say communication and connection issues are major problems - hindering performance, purpose and engagement overall. If you’re failing to make genuine connections with your direct reports, then you may want to reconsider your approach. Regardless of technology and automations in place, there is nothing more powerful than a leader who truly connects and engages with those around them.

Raise your leadership effectiveness through the practice of Mindfulness
July 25, 2017

We invite AIM Business School Faculty member, Dr David Paul to discuss Mindfulness and the innovative new AIM Short Course: ‘Mindfulness: Raise your Leadership Effectiveness’.  Dr Paul has over 25 years’ experience teaching Mindfulness techniques to some of Australia’s top leaders and Global Executives.

Intrapreneurship – Is your corporate immune system killing off innovation?
July 06, 2017

Corporate Entrepreneurship, or more aptly Intrapreneurship, is gaining traction, again. There are many companies quietly embracing and developing this powerful advantage. Steve Jobs credited the Macintosh team as evidence of Intrapreneurship and Richard Branson believes Intrapreneurs are necessary for healthy growth in any organisation.

Money makes the world go round and the same is true for your business or organisation. The importance of the role of accounting in business in ensuring the quality of financial reporting can’t be overstated.
June 28, 2017

Money makes the world go round and the same is true for your business or organisation. The importance of the role of accounting in business in ensuring the quality of financial reporting can’t be overstated.

AIM Blog - Leading in the new world of work
June 28, 2017

As leaders, we build a repertoire of behaviors that work well for us and then we refine, tweak, refine. In the early stage of our leadership journey, we make mistakes often – mishandle communication, make hiring boo-boos and misjudge the impact of our own actions on others – and then we learn not to do these things again. We carry a library of examples in our heads of things that did and didn't work so we can repeat our successes and minimise our failures. This is all rational and efficient behavior.

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