Why the passion for Business Schools?

Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. What greater call to action could there be for today’s universities and in particular business schools? I am often… Read More ›

Making the most of your Mavericks

With the instantaneous nature of today’s world, big business can no longer rely on the status quo in order to maintain market share. Here in the digital age things are changing rapidly and in order to keep up you need… Read More ›

Communications: Why it’s so vital to enable company success

When we talk about good communications, we often think of it in terms of unambiguous language, the right channels and good timing. However, within an organisation, good communication becomes a reflection – and consequence – of the organisation’s culture and… Read More ›

State Trustees CEO – One Year on…

Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may delay, but time will not.” This is something I have been acutely aware of during my first twelve (12) months as CEO of State Trustees. Shortly after my appointment, I shared that I intended… Read More ›

Making my own way through the social sphere

I celebrated a minor milestone recently, chalking up my 1000th Twitter follower. I know that doesn’t make me a master of social, but I’m pleased to be connecting with more people. I’ve never been a social media native, but I’ve… Read More ›

Are you courageous enough to be yourself?

It is my experience that successful and sustainable leadership can’t be the same for all, we need to stay true to our style and who we are. Genetics has shown that no two humans are genetically the same; even twins… Read More ›

Leading an organisation to be the world’s best…..

Time has gone so quickly, three months have already passed since  2 December 2013 when I commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at State Trustees. I am honoured to be leading an organisation that has played such… Read More ›

Ten Tips to Successful Networking

During August 2013 the Australian Institute of Management holds its National Networking Week [August 5 to 9]. The initiative acknowledges the importance of learning through networking along with the personal and business development opportunities that also come with effective and… Read More ›

Is Your Profession Trusted?

Firefighters, Paramedics, Rescue Volunteers, Nurses, Pilots, Doctors, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Air Traffic Controllers and Farmers are our nation’s most trusted professions in 2013, a Readers Digest study has concluded. Unsurprisingly, those most trusted professions have not altered significantly from 2011 to… Read More ›

Are those leaders you follow worthy?

Leadership is by its very definition a privilege that is enabled by people who choose to follow the appointed leader; this is particularly true within the community sector where people overwhelmingly work on a volunteer basis. Various studies have concluded… Read More ›

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