Career Management Masterclass – Part 1

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Identifying your talents and turning them into a career. In this first part of the Career Management Masterclass, I want to share with you an exercise that can act as a catalyst for major change in the direction of your career. The exercise will help you: – Identify your TALENTS – Understand what REALLY MATTERS to you […]

Superstar CEOs no substitute for diverse leaders

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Nigel Martin, Australian National University and John Rice, University of New England This year’s Australian reporting season has seen the return of some triumphant and amply remunerated CEOs. Though not the highest paid in Australia, Qantas chief Alan Joyce reportedly received A$11.8 million for helping the airline turnaround its financial results. Joyce did so by […]

CEO pay is high, but it’s inequity that warrants attention

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Raymond Harbridge, University of Melbourne Excesses of CEO pay make headlines during annual company reporting season, particularly at a time where pay increases for the general population have been fairly static. Yet CEO pay levels in Australia have yet to reach the astronomical “eye-popping” levels experienced in the United States. While CNN has identified 15 […]

Resume advice for the digital age.

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Google will now penalise websites that are not mobile friendly – do you realise the same has been happening to your resume for the last two years? As our work habits shift from desktop to smart phones and tablets it is highly likely that your resume will be first viewed on a smart phone (vs […]

How to guard your career against rapid technological change

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Whilst this article is geared towards university graduates, the advice is highly applicable to executives keen to extend their careers over the next decade. Rob Livingstone, University of Technology, Sydney Disruptive technologies are nothing new. From the development of steam power in the early 1800s to today’s digitally-enriched world, the impact of technology on the […]

The impacts of digital disruption on your business.

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Australia's transitioning economy and the myth of digital disruption Elizabeth Webster, Swinburne University of Technology In this ‘Economy in transition’ series, we explore the new economy facing Australia and the opportunities available to help the country shift from a minerals-led powerhouse, to a smart competitor in emerging global sectors. Today, we look at the effects […]

Executive Career Development – How To Use Your Network.

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When it comes to Executive career development chances are you will hit a glass ceiling at some point in your career. Your networking skills are the key to breaking through the glass ceiling and taking your career to the next level. Our research has shown that 75% of our executive network finds their next move through […]

Identifying top managers isn’t easy

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This alarming research article by Randall J. Beck and Jim Harter was published by the Harvard Business Review in 2014. The findings reinforce the urgent need for companies to change the methods by which they identify top managers. Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. […]

How to identify the top 1% of talent during interview

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We recently engaged our network to ask for their help in compiling a list of their favourite interview questions to ask candidates. We were very grateful for the variety of responses we received. Indeed the questions our network sent in resembled a spaghetti western movie – the good, the bad and the downright weird! When […]

5 Reasons Why You Weren’t Hired

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Figures over the last 12 months point to a disturbing trend in Australia – Economic growth and rising unemployment. The figures are disturbing because it suggests that businesses no longer need to employ additional head count in order to grow. “In 2007 I was looking for reasons to hire a candidate, now I am looking […]