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"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...
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 about what I went through. Almost universally disliked is probably more accurate. And I do like accuracy. To be fair there...
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.
AGP Ep 24: Simon Goodrich—The power of innovation, productivity, and purpose. How to win at leadership and business
Simon Goodrich is the co-founder and Managing Director of Portable a digital service design and development company based in Melbourne. Simon’s had a string of entrepreneurial successes and talks about his journey in leadership, business and why having a higher purpose is so incredibly valuable.
AGP Ep 23: Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann—Money is not the goal. But focus on Service excellence + Integrity and the money will follow
Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann started her own mission-critical cloud hosting company not long after graduating from university. Defined by a focus on service excellence and integrity, her leadership approach has led to a successful and multi-award winning company. Listen to hear how she thinks about business and leadership.
Robert Mead is an executive security adviser with over 20 years of experience. He shares with us about his somewhat unique approach to practical risk management and how he has been able to use information security as an enabler of business outcomes.