Can Geelong be the innovation capital of Australia?

Regional cities are looking to startups and innovation to reignite local economies. Geelong is leading the way.

New in Leadership

Can Geelong be the innovation capital of Australia?

As manufacturing declines, regional cities are looking to startups and tech innovation as the way to reignite investment and employment at a local level. Geelong is leading the way, reports Marina Williams.

Leadership Development

Why lying is rife in the workplace and how to stop it

Everyone lies at work. Find out what the experts say about lying and what to do when you detect a lie.

Leadership Development

Why lying is rife in the workplace and how to stop it

Everyone lies at work. Find out what the experts say about lying and what to do when you detect a lie.

New in Leadership

Why some believe Trump's victory is a win for the American way

How did Donald Trump win the election? By appealing to Americans who wanted a leader proud to make an unequivocal case for the American way, writes Ron Read FAIM.

New in Leadership

Why some believe Trump's victory is a win for the American way

How did Donald Trump win the election? By appealing to Americans who wanted a leader proud to make an unequivocal case for the American way, writes Ron Read FAIM.

Leadership Q&A

Geoff Fary: Why I love living in Geelong

Geoff Fary FAIM, Deputy Chair of AIM and chairman of the Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, bought a weekender outside Geelong more than two decades ago. He now calls it home.

Leadership Q&A

Geoff Fary: Why I love living in Geelong

Geoff Fary FAIM, Deputy Chair of AIM and chairman of the Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, bought a weekender outside Geelong more than two decades ago. He now calls it home.

Leadership in Action

Behind the scenes of a much-loved Christmas tradition

Lining up to see the Myer Christmas windows in Melbourne and Brisbane is a festive season highlight for many Australians. How many people does it take to create the spectacular tableaux?

Leadership in Action

Behind the scenes of a much-loved Christmas tradition

Lining up to see the Myer Christmas windows in Melbourne and Brisbane is a festive season highlight for many Australians. How many people does it take to create the spectacular tableaux?

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workplace

The problem with the open-plan office and how to fix it

The problem with the open-plan office

Open-plan offices may have triumphed over cubicle farms, but they haven’t delivered all the benefits promised. Is there a better office layout to try?
Open-plan offices may have triumphed over cubicle farms, but they haven’t delivered all the benefits promised. Is there a better office layout to try?

Leadership

Simon Sinek explains what is wrong with the world - and how to fix it

Simon Sinek: what's wrong with the world

Leadership consultant Simon Sinek says corporate culture is seriously out of balance.
Leadership consultant Simon Sinek says corporate culture is seriously out of balance.

The Lowdown

Are printed business cards obsolete in the digital age?

The end of the business card

The printed business card is thought to have originated in China in the 1400s, but does the digital age signal its demise?
The printed business card is thought to have originated in China in the 1400s, but does the digital age signal its demise?

Thumbs up/down

Thumbs up: Feminist PM Justin Trudeau vows to fight for women's rights

Thumbs up: Feminist PM Justin Trudeau

Leadership Matters finds examples of good and bad leadership around the world for the regular Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down column.
Leadership Matters finds examples of good and bad leadership around the world for the regular Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down column.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro: How to be a good decision-maker

How to be a good decision-maker

Making a good decision may come down to being brave enough to risk making a bad one. Remember, there is no such thing as a perfect choice.
Making a good decision may come down to being brave enough to risk making a bad one. Remember, there is no such thing as a perfect choice.

3 points of view

Should a leader drink at the office Christmas party?

Leaders and Christmas party drinks

Three experts look at how a boss should behave at the work Christmas party.
Three experts look at how a boss should behave at the work Christmas party.

People Power

Practical ways to promote religious diversity in the workplace

How to promote religious diversity at work

By embracing religious and cultural diversity, an organisation can reap productivity rewards – and it’s the right thing to do.
By embracing religious and cultural diversity, an organisation can reap productivity rewards – and it’s the right thing to do.

Legal

5 ways for businesses to keep leave balances down

5 ways to keep leave balances down

Accruing annual leave and not taking holidays isn’t just bad for an employee’s wellbeing, it’s a headache for employers, too. So what can you do to keep leave balances down?
Accruing annual leave and not taking holidays isn’t just bad for an employee’s wellbeing, it’s a headache for employers, too. So what can you do to keep leave balances down?