The Future of Conferences


With videoconferencing, online meetings, telepresence and other collaboration technology gaining traction, does that mean the in-person conference is obsolete? No – not by a long way! But its role has changed. Here are 10 trends affecting our professional and personal lives, and how conference or...

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Want to Be More Productive? Go With The Flow


Max Levchin, a 39-year-old father of two, is a manager at a Silicon Valley technology start-up company. Like many others in San Francisco, he starts his day checking e-mail from home, followed by breakfast and a treadmill run, and then turns up to work at 8am. The office is buzzing with people at t...

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Corporate Travel Challenges and Innovation in Our Fast, Flat and Free World – YouTube


Mobile technology, direct competition, decoupling of ancillary services and other innovations have dramatically changed the corporate travel industry. If you provide business travel services, stay ahead of the game by understanding the changes and recognising the innovations. … Read More Re...

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Is Your Business at Risk of Disruption?


I’ve had my car for 10 years now, and it’s about time to get a new car. I mentioned to somebody that this might be the last car I ever buy, and she wondered whether I wasn’t expecting to live very long! Far from it. But I seriously believe this might be the last car […] R...

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The Future of Healthcare


Every industry is facing change, but none more so than healthcare. Big data, predictive analytics and the consumerisation of healthcare are just a few of the trends affecting the way we will look at healthcare in the future. For example: What if your doctor could e-mail images (like X-rays) to you&...

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What’s In Your Personal Learning Network?


Do you feel overwhelmed by information overload? If so, get over it! Your clients and team members expect you to consume vast quantities of information, pick and choose the bits that are most relevant to them, and present it in an engaging way. Of course, this is easier said than done! The only way...

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Housing Challenges and Innovations in Our Fast, Flat and Free World


With rising house prices, rents rising faster than inflation, and rent prices outpacing incomes, Australia is facing many challenges with affordable housing and social housing. The solutions we’ve used in the past won’t work anymore, and new innovative solutions are required to manage h...

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Leadership Peak Performance


Many leaders struggle to maintain energy throughout their day, due to tight deadlines, competing priorities, and increasing demands on their time. In this episode, peak performance specialist Julie Meek provides simple and effective strategies for energy, stamina and productivity. Listen To the Epi...

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What’s Your Authority?


Have you noticed it’s getting harder to get noticed? In the past, when a customer wanted to buy something important – whether it was insurance, a house, their next car, or an IT system – they would start by talking to a professional, like you. They knew you were an expert in this area, an...

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Improve E-Mail In Your Team


You can’t control how everybody uses e-mail, but if you’re leading a team, business or other organisation, you can educate your team members about good e-mail practices. And because much of your regular e-mail happens within the team, getting this right can make a big difference to your...

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Jugaad Innovation Gets Things Done with Limited Resources


You might think wealthy nations and large companies have a huge innovation advantage because they have so many more resources available to them. While that can be true, sometimes the abundance of resources can be a hindrance. Sometimes the most innovative ideas come from people making use of limite...

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Housing Challenges and Innovations in Our Fast, Flat and Free World


With rising house prices, rents rising faster than inflation, and rent prices outpacing incomes, Australia is facing many challenges with affordable housing and social housing. The solutions we’ve used in the past won’t work anymore, and new innovative solutions are required to manage h...

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Innovation is Everybody’s Business


In the past, when most organisations could rely on a few innovations a year, innovation was considered to be only the role of a Research & Development department. Now, when your organisation is more complex, employees have more ideas, and the external environment is changing so fast, innovation...

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10 Energy and Resources Innovations in a Customer-Centric World


In our fast, flat and free world, energy companies, resource companies and other utilities need to involve their customers and community in providing their services. Smart companies around the world are doing this in a number of innovative ways. > … Read More Read more ...

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Workplace Trends


Successful leaders need to know how to lead in modern workplaces, with more flexible work arrangements, technology that boosts productivity, the mix of personal and work lives, and the growth of collaboration and networking. Listen To the Episode Visit Julie’s Web site here. More Resources &#...

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Customer-Centric Innovation


When most organisations think of their customers, they think only of doing things for them. That’s good, because it means you focus on serving them. However, customers now have more power and influence than ever before, and are happy to help you as well. Involve your customers and clients in your...

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Customer-Centric Banking Innovation in Our Fast, Flat and Free World


The banking industry in Australia is facing challenges from government regulation, smaller and more nimble competitors, and changes in how consumers and investors manage their money. Smart organisations can tap into the potential of our customer-centric world to set a direction for their future and...

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9 Things Successful Leaders Do Now


Here are nine things successful leaders do – unwaveringly and consistently – to stay true to themselves, attract great followers, and build a powerful network. … Read More Read more ...

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