Work In Progress on Running Your Business

What makes a popular boss?

Boss.

James Adonis We asked 1000 Australians to describe the best boss they've ever had. Here are the results.

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Taming the beast: how to manage your boss

Manager.

James Adonis Bosses have a lot in common with elephants. But how do you manage them in the office?

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Work whenever I want? Yes please

Would you work harder if you could set your own hours?

James Adonis Companies are increasingly offering '100 per cent flexibility' to their employees.

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All in a gay's work

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James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.

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The workplace narcissist

vanity and narcissism

James Adonis Workplaces with narcissistic people have lower levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

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The end of capitalism?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?

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All in the mind - or not

finance .

James Adonis How important are brains when it comes to successful leadership?

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Why Aussie workers have got it made

Job.

James Adonis How does our good fortune compare with other countries?

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Closing the gap - at work

Aboriginal flag.

James Adonis Some employers have had huge success in hiring indigenous workers. Others, though, are struggling.

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Are restructures a waste of time?

Rubik's Cube.

James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?

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Leaving an audience bored speechless

Meeting.

James Adonis Business speeches don't need to be boring - but how do you become a better presenter?

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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They like me, they like me not

Big fan of your workmates?

James Adonis Do employees need to like each other in order to work well together?

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State of the unions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce.

James Adonis There has to be a way for unions and employers to work more collaboratively together.

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Pointing the finger at bad customer service

Perhaps retail bosses are to blame for a decline in customer service.

James Adonis Most people blame young employees for poor customer service, but perhaps it’s their bosses who are responsible.

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Can introverts be great leaders?

Shy.

James Adonis The best leaders are traditionally known as 'passionate', 'captivating' and 'charming'? But can quieter people also command respect?

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Word of (bad) mouth

Word of mouth.

James Adonis New research reveals the majority of employees wouldn't recommend their employer to anyone else.

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What does it take to be an inspirational leader?

Martin Luther King.

James Adonis New Australian research reveals the biggest attribute desired by employees in a leader: inspiration.

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Rise of the 'intrapreneur'

Ideas.

James Adonis Many entrepreneurs remember what it was like working for an employer. There might be bright sparks in your business feeling the same way.

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Into the realm of passion

Love

James Adonis There was a time when it was enough for employees to just do their job. Now they also need to be passionate.

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