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Female Leaders in the Strongman Era
May 10, 2019
By Nicola Field | Photo by Michael Bowers   Laura Tingle has a celebrated career as a journalist and author. Formerly the Political Editor of The Australian Financial Review, Tingle is currently the Chief Political Correspondent of the ABC’s 7.30 program. Leadership Matters caught up with Tingle to seek her views on the changing nature […]
The Conversation: A Measure Of Love
February 14, 2017
Fitness Industry high flyer Elaine Jobson says setting a strategy means finding a vision that ignites your entire team and rallies them to your case. But first, take the time to listen   Elaine Jobson FAIM is a fitness industry veteran who, over the past 23 years, has worked for a number of large fitness […]
Thumbs up: Feminist PM Justin Trudeau vows to fight for women's rights
December 27, 2016
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau tops the latest Leadership Matters list for good leadership for his outspoken support for the fight against gender inequality, while Ardent Leisure gets a thumbs down for its handling of the Dreamworld tragedy in October. Justin Trudeau The Canadian PM is a self-declared feminist. In a letter to anti-poverty activist […]
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 […]
Jane den Hollander: I Want Deakin To Be The Best Cloud-Based University In The World
August 27, 2016
AIM CEO David Pich and Deakin University vice-chancellor Jane den Hollander discuss the different ways leaders make an impact. Jane den Hollander, vice-chancellor of Victoria’s Deakin University, is seizing the future of tertiary education with both hands, with her ambitious plans to transform the institution into the best cloud-based university in the world. The daughter […]
How To Recalculate When Things Don’t Go To Plan
June 27, 2016
Karen Jacobsen is the voice of millions of GPS units as well as Siri on Australian iPhones. ‘The GPS Girl’ has transitioned from directing drivers on the road to become a motivational speaker helping leaders navigate business and life challenges. By Marina Williams   Leadership matters to Karen Jacobsen. From setting her own goal of […]
What is the secret to Boyne Smelters' success?
May 27, 2016
Boyne Smelters Limited, where Joe Rea AFAIM is general manager, is definitely not old-school manufacturing. Forklifts zip efficiently around the expansive site. Slick conveyor belts transport components across a meticulously maintained plant. Rea, the face of Australia’s largest aluminium smelter, moves easily among the workers discussing one of his many passions – for sustainability, recycling, […]
5 valuable lessons from a successful IT manager
March 27, 2016
1. On the job Darwin Symphony Orchestra is a fairly large not-for-profit – we turn over more than a million dollars a year. There are four paid staff and the rest of us are ‘freebies’. There are about 70-100 volunteers. The board sets all of the governance, we look at the finances and figure out […]
5 lessons from a leader in the health sector
March 27, 2016
1. On the job We’re involved in the preparation for travel. If you’re going on a holiday to Brazil, for example, you’ll require vaccines, perhaps medication to take with you, a travel kit and information to ensure you remain healthy overseas. The challenge is in delivering something that’s clinically appropriate and of great value within […]
What leadership means to a gold medal-winning Paralympian
March 27, 2016
Gold Medal Paralympian Chris Bond has learned a lot about leadership and overcoming adversity since he met AIM CEO David Pich, thenhead of marketing at CanTeen, a charity that supports young people with cancer. At the time, Bond was a 22-year-old member of the board. At 19, Bond became ill with a rare form of […]


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