April 25, 2016

By Kate Neser, Centre for Public Management

There are several models that can be used in effective coaching.  These vary depending upon the objectives of the coaching, the thinking or learning style of the coachee and the preferences of the coach.  But central to all coaching approaches is the use of questions to guide a coachee to consider a range of issues associated with achieving their objectives. 

April 22, 2016

By Michell Gibbings

Conscious change leaders are not one dimensional.  They work across boundaries, challenge dominant paradigms, and lead others to thrive through change. Most importantly, they know that successful organisational transformation involves personal change for them.

Start from the inside out

April 21, 2016

When we imagine true leaders, many of us picture amoral, cunning and ruthless people leading an equally intense group to their goals - think Julius Cesar and Henry Kissinger.

But does this archaic understanding of leadership still ring true in today's commercial world, or is there space for other points of view and new leadership training paradigms?

The laws of leadership - debunked

April 20, 2016

By Cameron Norton, Davidson Executive

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has moved into the business end of the season this week – the playoffs. For those not familiar with basketball in the USA, now is the time when some stars will shine, others will falter and new talent will emerge as the winners.

This sounds very much like a day of panel interviews with a client.

April 19, 2016

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Last week I worked with a group of very senior public servants from the Government of Papua New Guinea.  Working in Port Moresby at the PNG Institute of Public Administration, we spent the week discussing some of the greatest challenges that senior public servants face every day.

April 18, 2016

By Laura Pearce at wattsnext

Unless you have a crystal ball, you truly don’t know what the future holds, especially when it comes to business.  However as a result, organisations have become deeply conditioned to just think in 12 month cycles, long term is 3-5 years. Governments look at their term and how to get voted in, over long term policy. We are conditioned to look at the immediate future. Well here is a prediction to start making you think differently; 

April 18, 2016

By Jane Caro

Business loves buzzwords. I remember when everyone was talking about ‘passion’, then we went through a ‘continuous improvement’ phase, now (I am looking at you PM and ex-businessman Malcolm Turnbull) it is all about ‘agility’ and ‘innovation’.

April 13, 2016

By Hamish Williams

You’re not imagining it and the experts are not exaggerating. Today’s business landscape is more dynamic than it’s ever been. The frenetic pace of change in many industries is staggering and it feels like every week we read about a new disruptor that is changing the way we think about our own business.

April 12, 2016

By Alison Vidotto

Trust is a core element to effective leadership. If you can’t instil trust in those around you then it’s not going to be easy for them to view you as an effective leader. It is difficult to have confidence and belief in someone we don’t trust, particularly in challenging times. A strong leader who is seen as trustworthy will garner the loyalty and support of their team.

April 12, 2016

By Professor Danny Samson

Back in the 1990s, as the “recession we had to have” drew to a close, Paul Keating’s government commissioned the Karpin Taskforce to come up with ideas to improve leadership and management in the Australian economy. I was part of that project, and our many recommendations from 1995 were categorised against five major challenges. Twenty years on, looking at how Australia’s business world has risen to those challenges (or not) is illuminating.

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