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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.

Take the first step towards results - listen now.
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The rate of change is driven by technology and advances in technology which is fast becoming exponential, Colin shares his insights into what you can do, as a leader or manager, to help individuals, teams and the organisation navigate that change.Capability of change and to change and can be a competitive advantage. It's all about Resilience and mindset.Five main reasons that people resist change in an organisation:1. No communication of the underlying business reason for change2. Fear of job loss - if so disclose early and be very clear3. Expectation of new skills associated with change and fear of capability4. Comfortable with status quo5. Expected to do more for lessGreat Change Leaders Focus on People and Process. Colin shares his tips on how to drive successful cultural change and what to look out for on the way.
David Thomas explores the business growth and commercial opportunities for Australian businesses with China, particularly the limitless Inbound opportunities.80% of China's GDP is now generated by the Chinese domestic market ... so where are the business opportunities in China for Australian and New Zealand businesses? The window of opportunity is closing for outbound opportunities, but what about the Inbound opportunities and what is the difference?
Resilience - applying sports science to good business and leadership. Sven covers the important concepts for today's leaders who need to perform at their Optimum.Sven makes the case that Leaders need to make a Strategic Investment in building their Resilience Resources.Sven and Stephanie also discuss: 1. The Importance of Sleep and the Impact of Stimulation Overload on Leadership and critical Decision Making.2. Presence & Flow and the impact it can have on you as a leader and how to structure your day for Flow.3. Self-awareness check-ins and more.
What does a remote location in The Kimberley got to do with lessons in leadership?Are you the manager who has all the answers? OR Do you want to be the business leader who asks the right questions?Mike talks to Stephanie about the challenge for CEOs and Business Leaders to step back from having all the answers. Leaders need to get out of the Content and coach their teams to ask the Process Questions, collectively the answer may result in a far better one.A problem well understood and well explored is a problem that's mostly solved. The more perspectives you give a question then you will get an idea what the real problem is.Examine the impacts of the problem and unexpected consequences of this problem. If we did solve that problem, how would we know and what does success look like?What are our choices around what we could do? How do they meet the success measures?This questioning technique creates deep engagement and accountability. Find out more about Mike's 5 step process
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.
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