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Given the state of the world in which we find ourselves, it’s never been more important for companies to understand and moderate their impact on the world.
'Doing well by doing good' can be a strategy that works to drive results, not a mere cliché or buzzword - But how do we make the choice between profit and purpose?
In order to develop a proper social awareness, the mythical, cultural and geopolitical precepts should be reconsidered allowing for a new way of thinking to be untethered.
How do we break through the cultural points of view that segregate us, preventing us from the ability of holding a cohesive social conscience?
Artificial Intelligence is regarded as the most powerful transformation to affect business and society since the invention of electricity - and is now in reach of the Board and Executive team.
So how should our business leaders consider the ethical challenges that A.I. presents?
There are increasing expectations for business to be engaged in and relevant to the issues facing modern society. Consumers say they want business to take a more active stand on social issues.
So how does a business engage effectively in society and at the same time truly win more customers and talent because of it?
A Labor win in the election will mean big changes in a number of key policy areas – negative gearing rules will change as will refunds of franking credits and capital gains tax concessions.
This will have important implications for investors, financial planners and the economy. Investment in new dwellings is likely to get as boost, as will shares in companies not paying the previously appealing 100% fully franked dividends.
The election looms large and which ever side wins, they will be confronted with an economy growing below trend, low inflation and a global backdrop where conditions are weakening.
Will the promises being made now need to be refined?
Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as “The Digital Shift”, encompassing innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital. A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations. In this video Scott details five global factors that have influenced industry performance in 2019.
Lisa McInnes-Smith is in the top echelon of corporate speakers on shifting performance, has also been instrumental in the transformation of career development and relationships. She has presented to more than one million adults across twenty-two countries and authored seven bestselling books.
As the first presenter outside the USA to be inducted into the Speaker Hall of fame Lisa’s focus is inspiring leaders and creating tangible shifts in their people. Whether it be shifting attitudes, direction, behaviours or outcomes Lisa delivers results and truly understands the challenges in driving performance.
The research shows that when people work with a sense of purpose that they perform better in just about every metric that matters. The only questiona for us are: Do we know that purpose? And as leaders, are we doing things that activate that sense of purpose within our employees?
Dr John Izzo has spent the last 25 years mapping the face of performance drivers, and in turn has inspired organizations and leaders to embrace the mindset that creates and attracts purposeful, driven employees.
Colin James is one of those people that has spent his life exploring cultures, religions, philosophies and human psychology, which makes him uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of motivation and drivers.
In this essay Colin looks at the drivers of the "banking culture" in the wake of the royal commission, and considers how culture in the workplace is one of the driving forces of performance.
All relationships rise and fall on a tide called trust relationship - whether it is a work connection or an intimate connection, or the connection between brands and their consumers - None can thrive without trust.
From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways.
The education sector is currently undergoing so much change that the environment, roles and responsibilities of teachers is also changing dramatically.
As we consider how to make our classroom and school system "future fit", one of the most important things we need to embrace as educators is a paradigm shift from focussing on content delivery to capability building.
We spend a lot of time obtaining a high performance mentality, high influence and a growth mindset. Lisa McInnes-Smith poses the question who motivates the motivators?
I love speaking to groups of people involved in education because education is so important, and there are so many opportunities to improve the way we do it. However, there is also frustration in the education sector because it’s so big and dependent on government funding, and change can often appear slow.
Over a century ago, the great educationalist John Dewey remarked: “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
There is no change without behaviour change. Education has never been more important. In fact, it is hard to overstate just how critical it is to get education 'right', given the point at which we find ourselves.