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Our contemporary culture gives us access to an abundance of choices.  Study. Don’t study. Work. Don’t work. Career choices: endless. Job opportunities: unlimited. At times, choice can be overwhelming.  What should you do?  Which opportunity should you pursue?  In the face of too much choice, you may find yourself avoiding a tough decision and making
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The way businesses conduct meetings has certainly changed in the past 18 months and in years gone by they had typically been little more than a work-based social function on company time. While the thought of socialising with fellow staff has often been the driving force for employees to attend meetings there is an opportunity
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An important part of designing your investment and retirement strategy is deciding exactly what your wealth goals are. You’ll want to determine how you plan to spend the money that you save or earn through investing later in life. Some individuals may seek to set higher wealth goals as they will want to continue to
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There was once an advertisement that was trying to sell Australia to the world which finished with the catch cry from model Lara Bingle asking, “Where the bloody hell are you?” The advert, whilst heavily criticised, certainly did not hold back the careers of those involved, with Lara Bingle finding great fame and the heart
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My favourite word has always been ‘why.’ Understand the ‘why’ before asking further questions. Why build a purpose-driven company culture? A purpose-driven company culture is clear about its direction and actively makes sure everyone in the company is working in the same direction. Every individual has a heartfelt sense of ownership for the purpose. A
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Twenty-five years ago, in the feature film Contact, Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) responded to her former mentor and nemesis, Dr. David Drumlin (Tom Skerritt), after having had a tough day testifying before Congress. Here’s a snippet of the dialogue:  David Drumlin: “I know you must think this is all very unfair. Maybe that’s an understatement.
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Does the play-it-safe mentality run rampant in your organization?  Are the “innovative” ideas really just retreads of past decisions that led to lackluster results? While it’s easy to blame individual leaders for their un-inspired initiatives, maybe there’s another culprit.  Maybe your business lacks a risk-taking mindset. Too often in business, when leaders hear the word
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The 6 thinking hats is one method used to enhance creative conversations. This method ensures that a wide variety of views and ways of thinking are represented. Using the 6 roles or else what hats represent, the framework allows teams to structure abstract thinking for productive results. But what does each hat represent?The blue hatThe
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Mavan recently announced they’ve helped over 25 clients achieve major growth goals over the last two years, and have unveiled plans to launch Mavan Studio, an in-house venture studio that will focus on building world-changing start-ups. Mavan describes themselves as the expert-driven growth solution for scaling startups from Seed to Series C,and has driven measurable,
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There are the five Cs to live by when it comes to establishing and building trust: While a leader must be above average on each of the five Cs to be effective, growing evidence suggests that care matters more than the others. Many leaders engage in unconscious acts of self-destruction in their first days in
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Asif Sadiq is Senior Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International, where he ensures diversity and inclusion is embedded in all elements of a business, resulting in innovative, creative and inclusive products and services for WarnerMedia’s more than 30,000 employees worldwide. Sadiq sat down with Joe Kornik, VISION by Protiviti’s Editor-in-Chief, to discuss the role
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Most organizations typically relegate creatives, especially designers, to their marketing departments, where they can create pretty logos, brochures, and marketing materials. As a result, it is highly unusual to find creatives (right-brained individuals) leading large enterprises or organizations.  The last well-known creative/right-brained CEO the world remembers is Steve Jobs. That’s probably because designers and creatives
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Labor shortages are plaguing just about every industry and role, but the problem is nearing crisis level for finding qualified tech workers. According to the Wall Street Journal, demand for skillsets encompassing technology, digital transformation, data, engineering and information security grew by 83% from 2020 to 2021. Those shortages are brewing at the highest reaches
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The pandemic reignited the debate surrounding the need for society to visualize a new world of work. Empathy for people’s exhaustion is driving C-suite discussions on alternatives to the five-day, 40+-hour week. In response, the California state legislature which represents the world’s fifth-largest economy introduced legislation that would mandate a 4-day work week for large
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In a fast-moving, uncertain, and highly competitive world, we need to be creative and innovative in deciding on the things we do and the way we do them. Effective Boards inspire and facilitate fresh thinking in organizations. Yet sometimes Boards act as blockers rather than enablers and are viewed by management as conservative rather than
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David Roberson spent a month running RoseRyan from Hawaii last year, and now the CEO is overseeing the entire accounting and financial services firm from a guesthouse in the backyard of his home in Silicon Valley. The website still cites an address on Bascom Avenue in nearby Campbell, California, but nobody works there anymore, and Roberson
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