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Monday, November 20 2017
Business lessons we can learn from tech disasters
The Australian government quietly launched the Centrelink Online Compliance Intervention (OCI) system in July 2016, to automate the recovery of incorrect income benefit payments. A year later, OCI grabbed the spotlight by recovering 70 million AUD more than expected. Although this might sound as a resounding success, the results put the system at the centre of a public debate, and nicely illustrate several key lessons...
Friday, November 17 2017
50 MBA Stories: Part 46. Evgeni Tsenter
Evgeni Tsenter was in the Israeli army for seven years before undertaking an MBA at HEC Paris. He wanted to do an MBA to expand his international horizons, and advance his managerial career. He cites that his MBA has exposed him to many leadership lessons, given him the chance to meet interesting people, and given him the opportunity to travel the world. When I was 18 years old I was drafted into the Israeli army...
Wednesday, November 15 2017
Introverts As Leaders
There is a stereotype throughout our culture about what makes a good leader. Picture one in your mind and you will likely see someone who is confident, charismatic and inspirational. Someone who can command a room with their voice, give orders to all around them and motivate a team effortlessly. In short, if asked to picture a leader, pretty much all of us will picture an extrovert. In reality however, there is no such...
Tuesday, November 14 2017
Investing in your workplace culture is an investment in your success
Having the right culture for your organisation can often mean the difference between success and failure. But sometimes getting to the right culture means you must dismantle the existing one. A great culture drives higher employee engagement. But Gallup, a management consulting company, reports that only 30% of employees are engaged at work, and disengaged employees are one-third less profitable. Another survey from...
Monday, November 13 2017
How to Build a Personal Brand to Get a Dream Job
Looking for a job can be extremely stressful. How do you stand apart from the crowd? There’s only so much they can tell about you from your resume. When it comes to job search, people often underestimate the power of personal branding. Personal branding allows you to put yourself in front of a wide range of potential employers, grow your professional network, and build a favorable image of yourself. Here are...
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