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Category: Leadership Q&A

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Take Two - Asterisk and Reward
August 1, 2017
Ben Luks MIML had just been appointed as marketing, product and client liaison manager at Adelaide-based IT company Comunet when he joined the Institute’s mentoring program. He was teamed up with Bob Schroder FIML, managing director of consulting firm Asterisk management, and says the experience gave him the confidence he needed to become a successful […]
5 minutes with Vincent Cooper AFAIM, director of Evolve Hotels
November 27, 2016
On the job I’m one of two directors of Evolve. I’m responsible for the operations of the hotel – I’m the face of it. We have Tolarno Hotel in St Kilda and the aim is that within about two to three years we will have five properties within greater Melbourne. We formed the company early […]
Helping young rural women achieve their leadership dreams
November 27, 2016
Gender equality campaigner Hannah Wandel AIMe believes women are naturals when it comes to multitasking. Her own career may just prove her point. Wandel balances her full-time job as Social Policy Adviser at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra with her role as chief executive of the not-for-profit organisation she founded two years […]
Peter Baines OAM: What The Boxing Day Tsunami Taught Me About Leadership
November 27, 2016
Peter Baines worked in the disaster victim identification team following the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. Today he is a leadership consultant and runs a charity, Hands Across the Water. By Nicola Heath When Peter Baines switched on the television late on Boxing Day in 2004, with news of the immense devastation caused by a […]
Christopher Clarke: My mentor inspired me to push the envelope
October 27, 2016
Dr Christopher Clarke AFAIM, manager of corporate safety at Melbourne Water, was inspired to push his career envelope by mentor Ron Skaff FAIM, an organisational change practitioner and director at Forma & Associates. They began meeting in Melbourne at the beginning of the year. Why did you join AIM’s mentor program? Christopher Clarke: I joined […]
Yothu Yindi manager Alan James reflects on 30 years in the music industry
October 27, 2016
As tour development manager for the Art Council’s Northern Territory division, Alan James added an original and spontaneous note to the usual mix of organising Territory tours for the likes of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. “I would stop by the side of the road, ring an Aboriginal community and say, ‘I’ve got some drummers [with me] from […]
Dean Ind: The property industry lacks ethical leadership
September 27, 2016
The property development industry has long had a reputational problem. AIM chief executive David Pich checked in with Dean Ind, managing director of Invest Property Solutions in Queensland, to see how good leadership could make a difference. DAVID PICH: Tell me a little about your business. DEAN IND: I started Invest Property Solutions 17-and-a-half years […]
Kailash Satyarthi is a hero in the fight against child labour
September 27, 2016
In the past 30 years, tens of thousands of children have been freed from working in slave-like conditions in the clothing factories and carpet workshops of South Asia and the cocoa farms of Africa. Their freedom is the life’s work of Indian-born Kailash Satyarthi. Hailing from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, the former electrical engineer and […]
Tassal Salmon: from failing business to seafood giant
August 27, 2016
In Hobart’s tourist hub, Salamanca, sits a shop devoted to all things fishy: whacking great whole salmon, fillets – raw, smoked and unsmoked – and all manner of associated products, even fish-shaped (but thankfully not flavoured) biscuits. This retail outlet, run by the country’s largest salmon producer, Tassal, and its sister store in Melbourne represent the […]
Dedicated To Developing STEM Education In Australia
August 27, 2016
For the past five years, Kevin Badin has been doing his bit to address Australia’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) shortage. STEM disciplines are closely linked to innovative new industries, but Australian students have been falling behind. The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) compares student achievement in maths and science at age 15 […]


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