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Do you need a golden carrot to motivate your sales team?

“We’re out of carrots.” Normally, this isn’t a dramatic event however when you’re living in Antarctica for a year and the next re-supply of food is 8 months away it’s certainly problematic.

Carrots are big business in Antarctica. We had 2 types of carrots: the garden-variety vegetable type, and the “golden” carrot – the incentives, rewards and motivators I used to keep my team strong and resilient through the tough Antarctic winter.

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Focus on Colin James - a fresh lens on the culture of business

Colin James represents a refreshing challenge to the mantra of leadership, instead encouraging us to look to Followership as a means to being a better leader.

Colin uses a mix of energetic storytelling, humour and cartooning during presentations, all intended to disarm and distract you until the point of his message arrives.

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Is your leadership lacking inspiration?

A leader who can inspire and motivate their team is more important now than ever. Yet recent Randstad research shows the gap between what we need from our leaders and what they’re delivering. So what’s going on beneath the surface? And how do you avoid hitting this human capital iceberg?

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That’s why you’re paid the big bucks!

Ever heard this statement? I have. More times than I care to remember and it was usually at a time where I was being asked to make an important decision on the spot; without the data, background and information necessary to make an intelligent choice.

"But that's why you're paid the big bucks.."

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Big Leadership in Small Moments

How do you ensure your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before?

Whilst the new year brings new beginnings, business in 2013 is still faced with a slow recovery in terms of the economy.

As a result of this resources are tight and budget allocated to motivating staff have been cut in half. Sustaining employee engagement and enthusiasm will be more important than ever.

How will you as a leader go about ensuring your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before? Leadership speaker Rachael Robertson believes It’s the small things that will make all the difference in 2013.

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Edge Moments

Most leaders want to lead. They really do. They put in enormous time, energy and effort strategizing, planning and prioritising. They arrive in the office early, leave late, often miss lunch, all in a genuine attempt to show leadership. They attend dozens of training courses and programs to develop the skills that will allow them to create and implement visions, wrangle a budget, critically evaluate data, lead people, liaise with suppliers, negotiate contracts, assess risk, innovate, steer through a crisis …the list is endless.

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HR Speak when HR Speaks

'Language is everything' says Stephen Fry, the polymath who seems to be everywhere on TV these days. He loves language – it's play, purpose, precision and plasticity. This video clip reveals Mr. Fry in full flight.

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The Critical Role of HR in Building Sustainable Companies

Sustainability is firmly on the CEO and leadership agenda today for two big reasons: (1) It pays and (2) there's no other choice. But it also needs to be on the HR executive's agenda – without HR support and leadership, companies won't create as much value as they could.

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Dealing with Generation High Maintenance

Having grown up in the era of self esteem, today's young employees have been inundated with extrinsic positive affirmation their whole lives. This has often resulted in them needing constant praise and validation from employers and managers.

In this short video, Michael McQueen explores some of the challenges and implications of dealing with 'high maintenance' young people while outlining strategies for responding to them effectively.

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The Fastest Way to Grow Your Business

Sometimes we make business far harder than it is.

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Who Do You Want Your People To Be?

We, as leaders, spend an inordinate amount of time instructing our people on how we want them to behave - using codes of conduct and workplace instructions, on what we want them to do - in terms of processes and with training modules and of course, what we want them to achieve - by outlining their KPIs and conducting yearly, biannual or quarterly reviews depending on just how controlling our own personality tends to be.

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Stop Thinking and Start Acting: Seven Tips for Making Executive Decisions

There's an image making the rounds on the Internet titled "Executive Decision Making System." It shows a picture of both faces of a penny, heads labeled "Yes" and tails labeled "No." From an outside perspective, that may seem hilariously true—and as a leader yourself, you've probably run into cases where you'd prefer to just flip a coin to settle something, rather than wade through all the pros and cons.

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Digital Darwinism - is your brand evolving?

Is your business adapting to the Digilogue?

In this sensational video futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson discusses Digital Darwinism, the core truth of how businesses need to relate to real people in today's digital world.

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The Leader Shift

As a leader, you have the capacity to empower. You have the capacity to empower your staff, your colleagues and yourself says Lisa McInnes-Smith.

Yet so often true leadership falls by the wayside as deadlines & budgets take over. This needs to change, we need a shift, a leader shift.

And to support you in your quest to become the best you can be, you can learn to unlock your leadership potential with a one on one coaching session with Lisa McInnes-Smith.

Lisa is giving away a tailored coaching session to anyone who confirms an event with her before 31st January 2014. This session can be redeemed by you or any member of your team!

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Your Business, Your Amazon

Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the worlds most loved and respected speakers, he teaches audiences how to tap into their survival instincts in order to over come challenges in the corporate world, using his incredible story of loss and adventure in the Amazon

Here he gives us a sneak peak into his incredible true story. 

Don’t let go of the raft! I told myself as the undertow dragged the raft along rapidly below the surface. The pressure on my lung became unbearable.

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How To Market Like A Thought Leader

Thought Leadership Marketing, the strategy of creating informative and interesting content to better engage customers and drive loyalty has quickly moved from a niche term to a 'must have' strategy for both B2B and B2C companies.

In fact, latest studies show that incorporating thought leadership marketing into their broader strategy is now the top priority for marketing professionals (34.8% of respondents) up from 18.9%. According to another study, 91% of B2B marketers now use thought leadership marketing.

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How Good Is Your 'Good Deed' Really?

Selfish is hard to resist

As part of my work as a speaker on human behaviour, I'm constantly teaching those in the HR industry how to use our key human drivers to do better business. One of the key drivers, our biggest motivator as human beings is self interest. Which doesn't seem like a good thing does it? But once we get that, as leaders and professionals in HR, we can actually use this knowledge to do a lot of good.

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How To Survive The HR Rollercoaster

A day in the life of a HR professional is often like a roller coaster ride, it can be stressful, hugely demanding and at the same time incredibly rewarding. One thing you can guarantee is that no one day is the same. One minute they can be dealing with a stressful dismissal and then suddenly they have to think strategically and make a decision that will deeply affect the business. In response to this pressure some HR professionals thrive, while others don’t get anywhere near their potential.

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How Relevant Is Your Employer Brand?

The last handful of years have seen something of an epidemic of extinction in the business community. Looking at businesses failures ranging from Borders to Billabong, Kodak and music giant HMV, brands and industries are quickly realizing that business-as-usual is no longer be enough. Peter Drucker’s insight in the mid 1980s is truer today than ever before: we must now run faster and faster just to stand still.

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The Job Market Is On The Up!

The Australian economy is creating jobs again.

The big questions are where? How many? And will it last?

Before we get to those sorts of specifics, it should go without saying, but the best thing to generate jobs and lower the unemployment rate is a growing economy.

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Know When To Walk Away

The art of recognising a time waster and knowing when to walk away

I talk to thousands of people every year about the art of influence, and reading the client. In sales, we win some and we lose some and the same applies to any industry where you are dealing with people, especially HR. Hopefully we win more than we lose. But how much time is spent wasted on trying to influence a decision that is never going to go your way? How many times can you think of when you’ve spent countless hours trying to follow up after an important meeting with a team member, expecting changes and practises to be put into place only for it to seem as if your thoughts went in one ear and out the other.

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A Workforce Of Warcraft Wizards?

Are you looking for a new team member, one who is trust worthy, has excellent leadership potential, can think on his / her feet? Well step way from the recruiter and get signed up on World Of Warcraft.

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Set Up Your Day For HR Greatness

Your mindset greatly impacts your performance, whether at your busy job in HR, or at home spending tie with your family - the story we tell ourselves has the power to improve our productivity or fill us wit self doubt.

What are the first thoughts that cross your mind when you wake up in the morning?

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Who Are You Really?

My business partner Kieran Flanagan and I have recently finished writing a book about human behaviour - how we can lift our own performance, increase engagement and drive influence in our organisations, our teams and our communities.

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Think You Aren't In Sales?

It’s okay…we all are.  It’s about influence!

In a word association exercise, the term “sales” would receive responses such as “Sleazy” & “Untrustworthy”. We hear the term “salesperson” and think of car yards & door to door nuisance callers. And yet, selling remains one of our oldest and most common vocations. There are elements of sales in our work and everyday life. If you’re in the dating game, then essentially you are selling yourself. If you’re mingling with friends at a pub, then you are selling yourself.

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Be A Negotiation Ninja

Negotiations are a frightening part of life, there are no two ways about it. Whether it's negotiating a fee with a client, haggling your worth to your boss or even standing at a check out and making a case for a refund. The uncertainty and discomfort that comes with these situations can leave us feeling weak and unsure. Below, I have outlined some very easy tools for coming across as confident and a person with authority. Remember these steps and the next time you are in a negotiation situation, you will feel less ninny and more ninja.

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Disaster Proof!

This past winter was a rough one for big swaths of the United States, with both unusual cold snaps and disruptive snowstorms. General Mills’ CEO recently blamed the winter for less-than-expected earnings but it wasn’t just one company; the whole economy was slowed by the extremes and volatility we faced.

The disruption to operations and supply chains is real and costly, and all signs point to increasing threats as weather gets more volatile, driven in large part by climate change. The science is getting clearer that we’ll see more extreme hurricanes, droughts, floods, and even snowstorms .

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Woman Power!

When your office is a war zone, leadership and teamwork skills can save your life. Here, peacekeeper, survivor and all-around war heroine Matina Jewell speaks with Latte Magazine about learning to fight back through the toughest environment on earth.

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Argue And Win

Arguments are never good, right? They should be avoided at all costs, right? Absolutely not! 

The art of arguing in a constructive way defines a healthy relationship, be that romantic or professional. The key to creating an argument that leads to positive outcomes is surprisingly simple, you need to think about what the other person is trying to say and what they are hoping to achieve. Or, in other words, you need to think 'selfish'.

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Lead Yourself!

The words we say to ourselves are so much powerful than the words we will ever hear from other people, so why is it so hard for us women to be kind to ourselves?

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Ode To Two Million Lives So Far!

When you drop a pebble in a pond the effect ripples out to the rest of the water, in the events industry the experiences we create are that pebble. It can be easy to forget, between meetings and briefs, that we are in the business of inspiring people - but we are, and it's a huge priviledge to be able to share the effect of these events with you.

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Personal Growth Plan

Lisa McInnes-Smith is an expert on personal leadership - whether it's managing your own self talk, or looking at your brand.

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Survive And Thrive In Finance

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, 100 years since our troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli.  Matina Jewell served as one of six Commissioners on the ANZAC Centenary Commission alongside former Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Malcolm Fraser.  In a 100 second interview we ask Matina her thoughts on the ever changing world of finance.

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Thank You! The Stage is Now Set for Innovation...

John Sweeney's new book The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs helps you identify what you need to do in order to become more innovative and less fearful, and assists in creating a regimen that transforms how you act.

In this video, John says 'thank you' for your collaboration on the journey, and makes a very special offer to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.

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Saul Eslake 10 Biggest Economic Trends to Watch

I’ve been thinking about the issues that I’m likely to find myself talking about at conferences and events across the coming year. Here are ten things that I think are set to shape and shape the global and Australian economies during 2016.

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The Future is Frictionless

If every aspect of your business isn't 'Frictionless' you will soon lose customers, just like Taxis are losing to Uber.

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Why Resilience Is Not Enough

Change within our organisations is speeding up and advances in technology forbodes huge impacts to the future of work. In this video, speaker, author and educator Kieran Flanagan explains why focussing on 'resilience strategies' isn't going to be enough to see us comfortably adapt to these new times. Instead, agility beats resilience. How can we develop our people and organisations to be more agile in the face of change?

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The surprising link between your mindset and your team's results

As leaders within our organisations, the way you think about your team literally dictates their performance. In this video speaker, change-maker and executive coach Phill Nosworthy explains how this psychological phenomenon — the Pygmalion effect — can be made to facilitate the development of limitless teams.

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Your Performance Review Is Irrelevant

Tony Wilson's insights into high performance science and its application in the workplace will make you re-think the way that you approach leadership, culture, change, productivity and in this video — performance reviews.

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What the Bell Shakespeare theatre company has taught John Bell about Leadership

In the 25 years he led his eponymous theatre company, actor and director John Bell has learned a lot about leadership. Here he shares his experience.

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Leadership and The Mindset of Discovery

After 15+ years, working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse. Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is underpinned by your mindset. In this short yet powerful video-clip, John shares 5 key behaviors you can start using today to adapt and develop a Mindset of Discovery.

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Whose Job is it to Innovate?

When a company is small and starting out, everyone has to be innovative. It’s a necessity. You need to innovate to survive, because everything is new. There are new challenges and problems every day, every hour, and a lot of time needs to be spent thinking about how to meet those challenges and solve those problems. Companies have to work out how to supply something of value to customers, how to market their goods and/or services, how to attract and retain the best people and a hundred other things. As they do this, they are being, by definition, innovative.

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Why the brightest minds aren't always the best innovators

Blue sky thinking with your best and brightest isn't always the path to innovation breakthroughs. In this short video clip social futurist Kieran Flanagan explains why.

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As leaders, how can we fight the fear in Pharma?

I have seen the constant change across the pharmaceutical industry first hand. I know that there is a great deal of fear that comes from all levels within organisations about what lies ahead. I recently presented at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference sharing my thoughts about how leaders can face fear during periods of change. You know, we actually have a choice...

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What's the single biggest skill missing from organisations today?

The other day I was making my son breakfast. I was carefully assembling his preferred mix of Weet-Bix, Chia seeds, cinnamon, greek yogurt and honey. He said to me 'Daddy you're the Wheet-Bix' professor. It both took me by surprise, and made me laugh.  I guess the point my enlighted 4 year was making is that it's pretty easy to be considered a professor these days, where everyone is an expert in anything.

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Leadership and the Mindset of Discovery

After more than 15 years working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse: "Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is always underpinned by your mindset."

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Inspire and motivate your millenials

We know that the future of work is changing, and for the ellusive 'millenials' motivators that worked in the past are quickly losing power. So how do you motivate and satisfy the needs of and get the best from this creative group who are so essential in our workplaces?

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QUIZ: Measure your Momentum MOJO!

Having helped some of the world's best known brands maintain vitality and relevance, Michael McQueen has seen first-hand how the best organisations and leaders build, maintain and re-gain momentum. Find out where your 'momentum' mojo is... take Michael's specially formulated quiz!

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5 STEPS TO INNOVATION

2017 is very different from 2007. Social media, automation, buy-with-a-click, customer engagement, big data and the cloud are just some of the things that have, in just a few years, gone from being incredible to being normal. James O’Loghlin contests that it’s naïve to think the next 10 years won’t bring just as much change.

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