September 29, 2016

By AIM Education and Training

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

September 25, 2016

By AIM Education & Training CEO Peter Mobbs

At our recent Beyond the Boardroom in Canberra, a point of discussion was around the current government’s innovation agenda, which is now placing new pressures on the public sector in Australia. Innovation means being more agile, responsive and open to new ways of doing things, which in any business or organisation of scale has its inherent difficulties so the challenge for the public sector is significant.

September 20, 2016

By Dr Samantha Johnson

“The biggest single problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  - George Bernard Shaw

How ironic is it, that each of us claims to be an effective communicator and yet each of us knows that most of us are not!  Admitting to having communication flaws is a little like admitting to being a tailgater on the road.  We all do it but we rarely admit to it.

September 16, 2016

By Simon Dowling

There’s a big promise associated with any team: that by bringing together a group of talented people, so much more is possible. Better ideas, stronger performance, greater endurance, more fun. (Perhaps you’ve heard the cute line that the word TEAM stands for “together everyone achieves more”?)

September 14, 2016

By AIM Business School Faculty Dr Richard Carter, PhD

September 14, 2016

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

“You’ve got brains in your head. You’ve got feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” - Dr Seuss

We can steer ourselves in any direction we choose, but can we win a promotion or get our dream job?  Looking across the Australian public sector, there are opportunities opening up everywhere.  But can you make sure that you’re in the running?

September 14, 2016

By AIM Education & Training

Some people remember the phrase "employer of choice" from the dot com boom of the early '90s. In many advanced nations it was a time of low employment, where companies couldn't find candidates, let alone find the talent at the right price.

September 14, 2016

By AIM Education & Training

A person in a white coat places a bloody lung on a surgical table before splitting it open with a scalpel. The very same person places another, much darker lung on the table. The comparison is stark and unsettling.

The images could be from a horror movie if not for the narrator telling the audience about the dangers of smoking. The gory scenes are an example of what marketers call a "fear appeal". 

September 08, 2016

By Gabrielle Dolan

Organisational change is happening at such a rapid and constant rate, that it is now considered business as usual.

September 08, 2016

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

‘It’ not how old you are, it’s how you are old.’ - Jules Renard

Coaching a public sector senior manager recently, my heart sank when I heard her surmise that she was overlooked for a transfer because of her age. Considering her age in words, not numbers, she’s in the age bracket that perfectly balances expertise and humility.