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TEC Live - Business Leadership Insights

TEC Live - Business Leadership Insights

Author: Stephanie Christopher

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Join Stephanie Christopher, CEO at TEC (The Executive Connection) as she sits down with successful business leaders and inspiring guests covering wide-ranging conversations on all things leadership, exploring the questions that are top of mind for SME business leaders. Guests share tactical insights and takeaways to inform and inspire you every time you listen. Success thrives on different perspectives.

Regular guest Warren Hogan, Chief Economic Advisor TEC and Business Professor at UTS Business School Sydney will provide timely economic updates influencing business.

If you are passionate about growth, improving your decision making or just interested in what's going on in the world of the midsized or small business then this podcast is for you.

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13 Episodes
National Family Business Advisor of the Year Award Winner, John Broons helps family businesses build their legacies and reclaim their family lives. John talks to Stephanie about the differences, opportunities and challenges of family business. 'A business has a fixed time frame but a family is forever.'Values are the foundations of a family business and understanding these values is critical to navigating the business success.Some questions that you may consider as a member in a Family Business:What are the rules of engagement and what are the rules about entry and exit?How do family members represent the brand and who is the best person to do this?Do you have a family charter that's dynamic?
# WOW - Stephanie talks to Maja Paleka about what organisations of the future will look like and how to get there. Maja is a co-founder and director of Juggle Strategies, a consultancy that works with organisations looking for better ways to work. She works with them to help shift the mindsets, capabilities and then behaviour of their people to support the new models they co-design. Ultimately, it is about creating workplaces of the future so that people, organisations and their communities can thrive.The last five years has seen the 'Future of Work' become a topic of intense focus and speculation in the business world. Work environments, organisational structures and the motivations behind work have transformed. Leaders of the future will need to shift their focus to adapt to this changing environment.For true agile work capability your team needs: Trust, Effective Communication and Measurable Outcomes.
Gary Bertwistle has always had a passion for innovation and creativity. His career has spanned the retail, music, media, corporate education and radio industries. Gary's drive comes from having people and organisations think differently to generate new ways of doing things. In this podcast Gary and Stephanie cover a lot of ground from Podcast popularity - What's changed to make Podcasting popularity ; Great Leaders build time into their day for learning; and Challenging the existing business formulas and paradigms. It's all about being Intentional, Curious and "Skill Stacking"!
Confidence has jumped in last 3 months - This quarter CEOs and business owners feel the economy has turned a corner but it isn't all clear roads ahead; with talent and access to credit remaining key challenges for leaders looking to drive growth in FY 2020.CEOs remain optimistic about their own prospects, forecasting growth and increased investment in the next 12 months.The latest TEC CEO Confidence Index reveals retaining and attracting talent is a key concern for CEOs, and leaders are increasingly adopting new, people-focused programs to tackle their talent challenges.Federal Government policies and mechanisms to stimulate growth in small-to-medium businesses are largely under utilised, with the majority of SME leaders not yet capitalising on key benefits outlined in the Federal Budget.
Greg Donlan talks about the transformation of selling. Greg has had a long and successful carer in sales leadership, education and innovation across a diverse range of industries and has seen selling change dramatically. Successful companies are using a modern approach to selling which is a sophisticated system and more about educating than selling, which is easy to replicate and achieve consistent results.
How successful business leaders are embracing the new Paradigm of work and leveraging their competitive advantage.What is fractional work?Old Work paradigm - Organisational structures with clearly defined roles / Traditional roles and the traditional working week Versus The New Work Paradigm - Highly skilled people working for fractions of a week or fractions of a traditional role.
Ashton Bishop, CEO, Step Change talks to Stephanie about the '7 Customer Centric Shifts' that Business Leaders need to adopt to become truly 'Customer Centric'Seeing the person behind the customer... Maximising the value they receive ...while removing anything that reduces their ease of interaction
What's a military term "OODA Loop" got to do with Cyber Risk? Ross Marston, Founder and Chief Security Strategist for Business Intelligence Security has had over 30 years experience protecting companies against Cyber attack and educating businesses, large and small, government and private about reducing Cyber risk. Cyber risk is the new OH & S. Business leaders must take a Risk Management Approach it's not a technical issue. In this podcast Ross highlights what to look for and what you, your staff and your company can do to minimize the risk and reduce the impact of a Cyber attack
John Stewart, talks to Stephanie Christopher about the importance of forecasting your balance sheet. It's about the management of cash more than the management of profit.Everyone knows 'Cash is King' and 'You only run out of cash once'. Most people in business understand these as a statements, however John has found that most business leaders' ability to know where their cash is and their ability to forecast their cash is wanting."You can keep a business alive with poor profit and strong cash flow, however if you have a business with strong profit and poor cash flow your business is at risk."It's about the management of cash more than the management of profit!
Will Meere, a young doctor takes time out for a short trip to Tokyo, Japan and then decides to journey northwards for a few days skiing. After 2 and half days of awesome powder skiing, confidence was high and on the 3rd day he pushed higher up the mountain and onto more difficult runs. Suddenly skiing through a precipice, falling and finding himself on the wrong side of the mountain in unfamiliar territory, alone and still overconfident in the decisions he was yet to make proved to be a potentially deadly predicament to find himself in.....This adventure would test his mental and physical stamina.... Listen to this roller coaster of an adventure!
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