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When I left my last job at Logica, it was a tough decision to make as I had to survive without income in order to achieve my dream of setting up a successful startup. But that’s what 88% of the entrepreneurs do. My parents kindly invested in the new business. In 1995 - two years after the first…
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NEUROSCIENTIST DR HANNAH CRITCHLOW SAYS THAT MANAGERS AND LEADERS HAVE A DUTY TO GET THEIR HEADS AROUND HOW THE BRAIN WORKS. By Lachlan Colquhoun // Photograph by Paul Musso OF ALL THE ORGANS, the brain has always been viewed in a different way, and with special reverence. Weighing only 1.5 kilograms,…
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FIVE THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN TAKING A SIDEWAYS OR DOWNWARD STEP IN YOUR CAREER. Margot Smith Careers can sometimes be like Snakes & Ladders. You take on a high profile project and overachieve, and you climb up the ladder. Next thing, you realise you are becoming too technically specialised, and…
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In just a matter of weeks I’ll be taking to the sky, travelling from Cambridge UK to the other side of the world, visiting Australia for my first time. I’m incredibly excited about my trip hosted by the prestigious Institute of Managers and Leaders. I’ll be visiting the East Coast cities: Brisbane,…
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In my consulting work one of the areas that perplexed managers raise with me is a variation of the following:…
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It goes without saying that human behaviour is incredibly complicated. It’s determined by an intricate…
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after Swiss IT expert Gunnar Habitz became a self-described “accidental manager” he chose to undertake…
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Without integrity, discipline and the ability to implement excellence, leaders will fail to  deliver…
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Dispelling stigma around mental health issues helps those suffering seek help, and Phillip Thompson AFIML,…
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MANAGERS AND LEADERS IN SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE LEARNING SOME PAINFUL…