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The leadership podcast from the Australian Institute of Management

Our podcast is the chance to hear more from the people you have enjoyed reading about in Insight Edge each month. What better way to capture someone's experience and excitement than hearing their story in their own words. What better way to learn about leadership, than lying back with your eyes shut?

By Kirsten Lees

Do trade delegations deliver for small businesses? Do trade delegations deliver for small businesses?

78% of Australian businesses plan to enter a new overseas market this year. How do you get your company and your team internationally capable?

Welcome to Insight Edge the podcast all about leadership from the Australian Institute of Management. My name is Kirsten Lees

This week we’re looking at trade delegations: What should you expect? Do they deliver? And how do you prepare? We talk to BRIC and China expert David Thomas, CEO of Think Global.

David has been facilitating business relationships between developed and emerging countries in various capacities for thirty years. He has led a number of trade missions into Asia, with a special focus on China.

We asked David, do trade delegations deliver for small and medium sized businesses?

Does your business have what it takes to succeed in Asia? Does your business have what it takes to succeed in Asia?

In this month's Insight Edge we talk to Asialink Business's Head of Research and Information, Megan Mulia, about the 11 Critical Capabilities for business success in Asia. How can leaders strengthen their personal capabilities and better prepare their organisations? What practical help is available and where can they find it?

Careers: What is a news hack doing in a tech giant like Google? Careers: What is a news hack doing in a tech giant like Google?

This week, in the last of our series on Insight Edge on leadership careers, and we talk to Maddav Chinappa, Director of Strategic Relations, News & Publishers at Google.

Few industries have seen quite the disruption that the media has been through in the past two decades. Maddav cut his teeth in the news room of the Associated Press, Asia desk and the BBC. Six years ago, he made the switch to a leadership role at tech giant Google.

Careers: What does starting your career journey today look like? Careers: What does starting your career journey today look like?

What do millennials need from leaders? What are they like as leaders? How do they feel about the concept of working into their 70s, let alone sharing the staff kitchen and the office with people old enough to be their grandparents?

So much of what we know about ‘millenials’ come from surveys and data sets. We ask four young people in the early stages of their leadership journey some key career questions.

Careers: what does the leader of tomorrow look like? You? Careers: what does the leader of tomorrow look like? You?

We talk to leadership recruitment specialist, Tony Simpson about the lessons all leaders can learn from disruption in the media industry. What skills are transferable from old world leadership to leading challenger brands like Vice and Buzzed? And what skills once valued may now count against you?

We learn that there is a shortage of appropriate leaders as challenger brands become large multimillion (and multibillion) dollar companies; that soft skills matter more than ever as leaders of the future prioritise emotional intelligence and consensual leadership styles. We hear companies are looking for leaders who are willing to take risks, to take responsibility for and to learn from failure; and that diversity is as important in the leadership team as it is across the whole company if the business is to reflect ethos and the values of the products they are creating and the customer the must reach.

Finally we hear that leadership skill is no longer heavily industry dependent. Leadership careers are cross-industry and global.

WE’RE LIVING LONGER. WE’RE WORKING LONGER. BUT JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING. WHAT’S YOUR CAREER PLAN? WE’RE LIVING LONGER. WE’RE WORKING LONGER. BUT JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING. WHAT’S YOUR CAREER PLAN?

In part one of our four-part series on careers, we talk to Lynda Gratton about living and working in the age of longevity. Lynda talks about what the collision of technology and longevity will mean for careers, for leaders and for organisations. What do we need to think about to have a happy, prosperous and productive 100 years?

What does 'the end of lockstep' mean and how can each one of us shape our own multistage career path? How must organisations – and leaders – change to accommodate these big shifts?

Lynda Gratton is the founder of The Future of Work Consortium, a former chair of Leadership at the World Economic Forum and a Professor of London Business School. Her latest book, The 100-YearLife is co-authored with Andrew Scott. 

Episode 7: Leadership and management diagnostic and development tools Episode 7: Leadership and management diagnostic and development tools

Leadership Development Tools

This month we’re looking at the tools on the market that help leaders understand who they are, and how they work with others and how to improve the culture and effectiveness of their organisations.

Phil McCredden talks us through 360-degree feedback. What can a leader learn from asking everyone around them what they think? What are the risks? And how do you take the download of feedback and weave it into a development plan that takes the individual and the company on to bigger and better things?

Then we talk to Dr Ben Palmer, one of the brains behind a suite of Emotional Intelligence tools developed in Australia 15 years ago that have been embraced worldwide. He unbundles why emotional intelligence matters and what it's like to take a room full of leaders and tell them it’s time to talk about feelings.

Finally, a new field of leadership development that’s gaining traction: personal excellence. Alex Crossley of the Institute of Customer Excellence has built a unique international data set on a range of behaviours and habits of the highly successful. It’s time he says, to measure our excellence and if we want to compete with robots, learn how to boost it.

Episode 6: Leadership Impact Episode 6: Leadership Impact

"When times are tough you want to be able to get up in the morning with a purpose."

This month, we look at leadership impact: when you build a company whose prime goal is social change, can you also deliver a viable, even profitable business model? Is there a crisis of leadership, and what can leadership organisations do to support a strong, ethical, appropriate leadership base for business and for society? Finally, what is a leader's responsibility to consider the broader impact of leadership on your team, your customers and the community you are part of.

Leanne Kemp, startup entrepreneur with Everledger talks to us about doing well, while doing good. When you build a company whose prime goal is social change, can you also deliver a viable, even profitable business model? Leanne takes us on her journey to clean up the global diamond trade.

Is there a crisis of leadership? CEO of AIM, David Pich and Head of Digital at the World Economic Forum, Mike Hanley talk through what is going on with leadership globally and locally in Australia. They ask what  leadership organisations like the Forum and AIM do to support a strong, ethical, appropriate leadership base for business and for society. 

David Hall, outgoing Qantas executive and Jetstar CEO talks about the responsibility of looking beyond share holder returns and the next balance sheet to consider the broader impact of leadership on your team, your customers and the community you are part of.

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Episode 5: Risk and Leadership

Derrick McManus talks about how his model for durability saved his life when shot four times and left to bleed for three hours before he could be retrieved and what all businesses can learn from frank conversations about risk and the upside.

Gordius Mak (AIMM) of Arisan Partners gives an overview of the cyber risk landscape and what small and large businesses can do to strengthen their preparedness.

Gabriel Schneider (FAIM) shares what he has learned about the psychology of risk, from a career that spans body guarding and martial arts, to running security and risk management businesses in Africa and Australia, via a PhD in Security from the Australian Catholic University.

Tony Charge (FAIM) the President of the Australian Risk Policy Institute examines the space before risk, and the opportunities that arise when businesses examine not just their own vulnerabilities, but the vulnerabilities of the networks they are part of to make strategic decision about risk.

Episode 4: Money and leadership

Money: how you earn it, manage it and invest it is the topic of this month's leadership podcast.

With the AIM National Salary Survey 2016 is out this month, AIM’s Sam Bell talks us through what the numbers tell us about pay in Australia today. Employees aren’t happy at work. And if money is what they are after, it doesn’t look like that’s going to get much better any time soon.

We ask Alex Christie, Group Head of Performance, Compensation and Benefits, Lendlease, how a company that aims to attract the best and brightest and keep them structures their incentives during tough times, when throwing money at the problem can't be the answer.

Our third guest is Peter Hall. Peter founded Hunter Hall in 1993. Today it is one of Australia’s largest dedicated ethical investors. Peter tells us why ethical investment is more than the business plan. Its a rational response to an economic system that depends on constant growth, on a planet that ultimately is a limited resource.

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Episode 3: Ethics at work

In episode 3 we start with an interview with 'Jim' who has had a career in international finance for 25 years. He talks about the culture of institutional finance before and after the global financial crisis.

Chris Phillips, AFAIM of Grey Matta Solutions explains how he uses the learnings of neuroscience to map ethical behaviour in individuals and teams.

Dianne Gilbert, AAIM of Certex works on compliance with small and medium sized businesses, making sure they have dotted the legal i's and crossed the t's that can difficult to stay on top of when your priority is keeping your business on track.

Finally Dr Jawed Mohammed an expert in cross cultural business from Swinburne Business School explains why an awareness of people's different cultural and religious backgrounds shouldn't be overlooked when building an ethical business culture for all to adhere to.

If you have any feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you: research@aim.com.au

Episode 2: Diversity and inclusion

Rowan Arndt, CEO of 2Include and a diversity consultant with over a decade's experience with some of Australia's largest corporates kicks off with the business case. A diverse business is a more innovative business and companies that understand it as a strategic opportunity can differentiate themselves in the competitive market.

With the March celebrations of International Women's Day still fresh in the mind, we look at women in STEM, and what one company, Salesforce is doing to change the game. Wendy Johnstone, Vice President of Marketing Asia Pacific talks about why diversity matters at Salesforce, and the global and national initiatives that are beginning to change the game. We also talk to Sales Engineer, Stephanie Barnett who is one of the women breaking down barriers and perceptions in the traditionally male dominated sector. If you don't get the loyalty and commitment that an inclusive culture creates among the team, this one's for you.

Louise Robinson, CEO of Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council and winner of AIM's NSW Manager of the Year (Not-for-profit) joins us to take us through the leadership style behind her success, and how her organic management style allows her team to deliver simultaneously on economic and community targets.

Todd Winther, Political Scientist, blogger and Grants Administrator at Youngcare shares the logistics of working in an office as a person with a disability, and offers advice for businesses considering bringing a person with a physical disability on to the team. 

If you have any feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you: research@aim.com.au

Episode 1: Organisational change

We talk to Michelle Gibbings, an expert in helping teams and organisations thrive in complex environments. Her experience spans the finance sector, not for profits and commercial retail. You can contact Michelle via her website at www.changemeridian.com.au. She’d be delighted to chat further with podcast listeners about change and all that it means.

Our second guest is organisational-insider, Steve Francia, FAIM. Steve has lead change through number of roles in different organisations. Now the Head of the Surf Life Saving Foundation, Steve has been Executive Director of the Riverina Academy of Sport, CEO of Queensland Swimming, Managing Director of Zoggs Australia and Executive Manager for the Steve Irwin’s charity, Wildlife Warriors. Since he joined  the Surf Life Saving Foundation in 2007 Steve has lead his team through constant change with the goal of continuous growth and  improvement. And it's not going to stop any time soon. 

If you have any feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you: research@aim.com.au

Leadership

It’s still a man’s world, even on International Women’s Day.

It’s still a man’s world, even on International Women’s Day.

This was the verdict of audience at the Melbourne AIM IWD Great Debate, who voted almost unanimously for the positive team’s case that Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world.
This was the verdict of audience at the Melbourne AIM IWD Great Debate, who voted almost unanimously for the positive team’s case that Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world.

leadership

Introducing Insight Edge for 2017

Introducing Insight Edge for 2017

Welcome to the new professional development newsletter.
Welcome to the new professional development newsletter.

team-building

Tools for team-building

Tools for team-building

There are a large range of tools out there to assist with team-building. AIM's Team Management Profile is a tool that addresses the needs of the individual and their team.
There are a large range of tools out there to assist with team-building. AIM's Team Management Profile is a tool that addresses the needs of the individual and their team.

Teamwork

Building high-performing teams

Building high-performing teams

Building teams that are effective and efficient can be a long and complicated process. Make sure you and your colleagues are meeting the most crucial factors of a high-performing team.
Building teams that are effective and efficient can be a long and complicated process. Make sure you and your colleagues are meeting the most crucial factors of a high-performing team.

strategy

How policy can support your strategy

How policy can support your strategy

All organisations need a strategy. But they also need a plan to implement that strategy. Policy is one way to turn your strategy into a reality.
All organisations need a strategy. But they also need a plan to implement that strategy. Policy is one way to turn your strategy into a reality.

leadership

From the Knowledge Centre

From the Knowledge Centre

A selection of useful digital and print resources on building effective teams and setting strategy from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries ...
A selection of useful digital and print resources on building effective teams and setting strategy from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries ...

meetings

Meetings: Why you're almost always wasting your time

Meetings: Why you're almost always wasting your time

We've all been in meetings that have dragged on and not addressed any of the issues they were designed to solve. If meetings are so often inefficient, why do we still have them?
We've all been in meetings that have dragged on and not addressed any of the issues they were designed to solve. If meetings are so often inefficient, why do we still have them?

decision making

From the Knowledge Centre

From the Knowledge Centre

A selection of useful digital and print resources on decision-making from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries around the country.
A selection of useful digital and print resources on decision-making from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries around the country.