July 27, 2016

By AIM Education and Training

Back in 2014, the San Francisco Giants did the unimaginable, they won the Major League Baseball World Series. While they were ranked lowly when the season started, the Giants were able to drag themselves to the final against the odds. Facing off against the American League champions Kansas City Royals, the series went down to the final game. 

With the Giants struggling to put runs on the board, series MVP Madison Bumgarner took the mound and shut out the Kansas City offence - helping the Giants hold on to a 3-2 win.

July 22, 2016

By AIM Education & Training CEO Peter Mobbs

As we discovered following the 2014 Budget and the recent Federal election, health policy is one of those areas that can quickly fire hearts and minds in a major way. We value our health system as a whole, as well as core parts such as Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and our health workers. We want to protect the good these bring.

July 20, 2016

By AIM Education & Training

One of the key goals of a manager is to reduce conflict and facilitate collaboration and communication. Effective management training can help develop approaches to conflict that mitigate the impacts on organisational health and employee engagement. 

July 12, 2016

By AIM Education and Training

The AIM Business School is proud to present the first episode of our new AIM Business School podcast series: Conversations with Thought Leaders.

June 29, 2016

By Sue-Ellen Watts

According to Google a mentor is: A person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.

June 29, 2016

By Alison Vidotto

Respect is a fundamental ingredient if we want to be successful, whether as a leader or as a business owner. If those who answer to you do not respect you, “Houston you have a problem!”

June 20, 2016

By Hamish Williams

Many organisations and industries pay lip service to developing constructive workplace cultures but the public service is frequently the first to set the benchmark when new leadership paradigms are developed.

With the recent release of the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL) by the Centre for Workplace Leadership, many organisations will be interested to benchmark themselves against the results but few will have as rapid a mandate to adopt the report’s findings as those managers and leaders within the public service.

June 20, 2016

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

“Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.” David Hockney

What do you think about when you’re engaged in conversation with others? 

Odd question?

Right now you’re thinking that it depends on what the conversation is about, surely?

Sometimes it does.  But, is this always the case?

Think about how you think about when you are listening to someone else. 

Think about what you tend to think about. 

June 19, 2016

By AIM Business School Faculty, Ian Siebert

A recent headline in the Australian Financial Review grabbed my attention: “Leaders failing in key areas of management”.

It looked the wrong way around to me while also being overly negative! Surely it should have read something like “Australian managers and leaders will benefit by increasing their capabilities in leadership”?

June 19, 2016

By AIM Business School Faculty, Dr Richard Carter

When Facebook buys a virtual reality headset company (Oculus) for $2 Billion and their famous COO Sheryl Sandberg (author of Lean In) has to hose down speculation about how rapidly virtual reality will become a major income stream for them, you know virtual reality has arrived.

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