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"Leadership": The hard way
June 22, 2023
One of the Institute's longest serving members shares his opinion and reflections on the changes in leadership development and concepts.
Get intentional and become a better manager with these five tips
May 11, 2022
By becoming more intentional about your management practice, you can shape the culture of your team. Here are 5 tips for becoming a better manager.
Is your attitude to risk holding back your strategy?
April 11, 2022
Bold strategic moves involve a decision to do things differently or a decision to do different things. The more resourcing you invest in big strategic decisions, the higher the stakes. Not everything is within your control, however, so even the best-planned strategies carry some risk.
How a diverse skill set is the key to your success
April 11, 2022
When Nicolle Burt CMgr MIML took her first steps into her career, she could hardly have imagined where she would end up almost four decades later. Now working as a consultant to the public service, Nicolle shares her insights on developing and utilising a broad range of skills across your career. 
How new leaders can reduce overwhelm and create greater clarity
March 8, 2022
When you step into a management role, you often act by default. It is assumed that when you move from a ‘doing’ role to a ‘managing’ role, you will know what you need to do.
The ‘Intentional Leader’ in the age of work/life blend
March 13, 2018
Way back in 1994 I took delivery of my very first (and sadly, only!) company car. Naturally, I thought I’d made it! I thought I had finally arrived at the top of the tree. It was a bright red Renault 18 with lots of fancy stuff, like part leather seats, air-conditioning and electric windows. Oh, […]
Getting To Know You
November 28, 2017
By Jane Caro, Author, Journalist and Broadcaster Are you quick to judge? You may be projecting your own shortcoming on to others. Try a dose of self-awareness. I THINK IT was US comedian Sarah Silverman who pointed it out first: President Donald Trump’s tweets criticising others for failings and wrong-doings are not actually accusations but […]
A League Of His Own
November 27, 2017
Football Federation Victoria’s Chief Executive Maxwell Gratton has a passionate approach to leadership. It gives him more than a sporting chance of success. WHEN MAXWELL GRATTON, at the time CEO of Basketball ACT, accepted the job of chief executive of Football Federation Victoria (FFV) late last year, it was a return to home turf for […]
The Importance of neurodiversity in the workplace
September 6, 2017
By Candice Chung   When it comes to attracting diverse talent, most companies tend to think of this in the context of improving gender or ethnic diversity. In recent years, however, the concept of neurodiversity has emerged as an area of growing interest on the HR frontier. Put simply, neurodiversity refers to the idea that […]
Jane Caro: How to be a good decision-maker
December 27, 2016
I’m all for approaching decisions rationally. It is important to take a clear-eyed view of the pros and cons of any decision. Scenario planning can also be useful – what might happen if we do A, B or C? If you put enough thought and effort into your decisions, the best one often becomes obvious. […]


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