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Hard work is for hard-workers! Do you feel good when you've put in a long, hard day's work? Then I'm talking to you. The challenge we hard-workers face is hard work defines us. We have been told all our lives that hard work pays off, those who don't work hard are lazy...
AGP Ep 32: Kristy Simpkin—Women in technology—How to shift the culture towards inclusion for women and for the good of the industry
Kristy Simpkin is the Co-President of the ICT arm of Women In Technology who promote women in the industry and what we can all do as leaders to help address the biases and imbalances that are still present in the industry.
Andrew Ramsden is the CEO and Founder of Alpha Transform and host of the Alpha Geek podcast. He has a particular passion for leadership development for technical professionals. In this episode Andrew talks about his most important leadership lesson and how you can apply it.
"There aren't enough hours in a day!" How many times have you thought that at the end of a day? How many times have people asked you how you are, and you can only reply with an emphatic 'Busy!' and a half-suppressed sigh? How many days have you felt like there have...
Listen to this article instead... An audio version of this article is available on the Alpha Geek Podcast. In high school, I was universally hated. Perhaps that's too strong a statement, but that's how I felt, so it tells you something useful...
Karin Geraghty is the Chief ICT and Digital Strategist for Department of Premier and Cabinet in South Australia. She has led many successful large-scale transformations in South Australia and shares a lot of wonderful insights about how to be a leader in that environment.
Leigh Berrell was a geek from an early age, interested in science and electronics. He has had an impressive career working his way from hands-on technical roles up to CIO roles over the past 10 years. Listen to hear how Leigh made the transition and his top leadership lessons.
AGP Ep 28: Mark Glazebrook—Girls invent. On intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and supporting young female inventors
Dr. Mark Glazebrook is an inventor, academic, and founder of Girls Invent who supports girls in schools to become innovators and entrepreneurs. Listen to hear how this movement is helping to shift the imbalances in the industry and how you can be involved.
AGP Ep 27: Steve Hodgkinson—Platform+Agile. The formula for successful digital transformation in large organisations
Steve Hodgkinson is the CIO for Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services. Steve has spent time in both public and private sector and he believes this balance is the key to his success. Listen to hear his methodology for delivering successful digital transformation in large organisations that avoids the pitfalls of both waterfall and agile methodologies at enterprise scale.
James Tuckerman is the Founder and CEO of Australian Anthill Magazine and the Not So Freaky University. Hear about how James built these businesses over the past 14 years into the success they are today, and how he managed the personal risk and uncertainty day-by-day.
Which is better… a team of high-performers? Or a high-performing team?
Sounds like a trick question right?
I promise you there is a right answer—Choose correctly, and your team will perform well above and beyond the average team without burning out. Choose incorrectly and you will end up with a toxic work environment, poor performance, absenteeism and high staff turnover.
This article covers a step-by-step approach to maximising staff performance, engagement and retention and borrows from aspects of the 6 superpowers of great leaders, in particular INSPIRATION.
Learn the 5 steps leaders can take to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention
Arjen Lentz has a long history in technology starting out in hands on technical roles and includes being employee #25 at MySQL. Arjen is now the founder of Upstarta and co-founder of OpenSTEM. Arjen focuses on quality of products and quality of life over and above money. These priorities also allow Arjen to ensure his companies make a positive social impact.