Leadership

Middle managers can be a roadblock to productivity

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

Manfred Kets de Vries, professor of leadership development and organisational change at INSEAD

HR: high priest of culture and talent?

HR should be the “high priest” of culture and talent within organisations and actively drive leaders to set the example, develop and retain talent and build a culture of high performance, according to global leadership expert Manfred Kets de Vries. I always say the soft skills are the hardest skills […]

Michelle Zimany, human resources director – ANZ at Sanofi

6 keys for getting ahead in HR

Aspiring HR leaders need to remain curious about their business from a commercial perspective and be open to new and effective ways of making a positive impact on the business, according to Michelle Zimany, human resources director – ANZ at Sanofi. “You need to really understand what the business issues […]

Good leaders grow revenue

Strong leaders grow revenues twice as fast

Organisations with the strongest leaders have nearly double the revenue growth compared to those with weaker leaders, according to CEB. However, most leaders lack the full complement of skills to thrive in today’s rapidly changing work environment, and CEB said organisations must adjust their approach to leadership and develop leaders […]