Building personal relationships in a digital world

Posted on June 29, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Use digital technology to enhance your relationships, not replace them with faceless and voiceless social media. Use video conferencing and teleconferences to engage with remote staff when one-on-one meetings are not possible, rather than risking disenfranchising staff via email. In today’s digital world, communication practices are greatly impacted by technology. A report released by Radicati…

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Being mindful of your leadership default settings

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Thought Leadership
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It is important to re-boot your thinking when starting a new leadership role and not fall into the “this is what we used to do at my old firm” default! When you open your computer each morning, your email looks a certain way, your web browser makes it easy to get to your favorite web…

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Can your succession planning strategy survive the first engagement?

Posted on June 15, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Succession planning is difficult and many organisations simply don’t do it, don’t involve the right people or don’t set it in train early enough to mentor those on the way up. Soldiers often comment that no battle plan survives the first encounter with the enemy. The stakes may be vastly different, but the same can…

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Global trends in the executive job market

Posted on June 8, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Strong competition still exists worldwide for top executives, and they need to bring not only relevant skills, but also learning agility and thought leadership. BlueSteps, the executive career management service by AESC, released their 2017 Executive Career Outlook Report offering insights on global executive-level career trends. The new report collects feedback from management-level professionals, from…

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Why business tomorrow will be very different to today

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Bill Sakellaris
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The theme of this year’s TRANSEARCH global conference was, Creating Tomorrow’s Business, Today. Executive Chairman Alain Tanugi in his opening address said, “This means exploring how to balance outside-in thinking with inside-out actions”. Or in other words, how do we foster excellence within our organisations, while managing our businesses through a world of disruptors? TRANSEARCH…

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From steady state to embracing complexity: 12 ways leadership has changed in the last ten years

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Sandra Brown
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Remember when your business plan was the holy grail on market strategy? A good strategic plan defined the best way to achieve success, which relied on superstar recruits all reporting in to a leader who represented the hierarchy, often far removed from operational activities and the culture amongst the people involved in day-to-day production and…

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Connecting with the Hidden Culture in Your Company

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Thought Leadership
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There remains a significant gulf between the kind of organisation many companies espouse and what their employees say they actually are. Even inside some of the most successful global business enterprises, there is a hidden culture and social identity and energy that either complements the party line about the company’s missions and values or recognises…

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When Pushing Your People to Excel Reaches its Limit

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Thought Leadership
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You probably already know – or perhaps even fit – this management type. You know, the hard-charging Chief Executive who demands a tremendous amount out of his or her people, and even more of themselves. If you have worked with and possibly even reported to just such a global leader, you may have find yourself…

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The Keys to Improving Workforce Productivity

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Thought Leadership
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Here’s one way to kill workforce productivity: subject your most productive people to death by meetings. Other factors that could be impeding the success of your organisation are a misunderstanding of priorities at various levels, as well as negative attitudes among employees who haven’t been properly engaged to share the organisation’s vision and therefore, work towards achieving…

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Born in 1967, still growing up: Slade Group celebrates 50 years

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Geoff Slade
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In the following article by Maggie Chen, which appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence magazine, Slade Group Chairman Geoff Slade shares his story and the insights he has developed over decades in business, in an industry he is proud to be a part of.  …

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