Strategy

The workplace narcissist

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

Social media used to poach workers

Facebook

Chris Zappone Your best employees are most at risk of being poached by competitors in modernising economy.

Entrepreneur ‘failures’ can be heroes too

Factoring

Tony Featherstone Every so often, an interview sticks with you for weeks or months. I have thought about a refreshingly honest comment from Billie Goat Soap founder Leanne Faulkner, about the downside of media stories...

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How to build your personal brand through networking

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Valerie Khoo Are you looking to build your personal brand? Networking is the answer.

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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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10 ways to grow your business by 10% (or 20% or 50%) in 12 months

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Anneli Knight If your business is not green and growing then it’s ripe and rotting, says serial entrepreneur Creel Price.

India: business opportunities, technology ... and martinis

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Valerie Khoo This year's Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN) in India has shown that the country has many lessons for the aspiring small business entrepreneur.

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How to get the most out of your work day

Start each day with a mindful approach and prioritise important work.

Andrew May The obvious solution seems to be putting in more hours, but this rarely solves the underlying problem.

Breeding loyalty can create dividends

Loyal customer.

Nina Hendy Loyal customers are vital if you want to gain a competitive edge. But with thousands of loyalty programs already operating in Australia, how can you make yours stand out from the crowd?

The real digital divide: are you at risk?

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Valerie Khoo In today's competitive world, business owners need to regard technology as an essential component of their business strategy and not just a pesky expense.

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Planning

How to write an effective business plan

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Christopher Niesche The research and analysis involved in writing a business plan can be more important than the document itself.

Do the most charming entrepreneurs win?

Richard Branson.

Tony Featherstone Apparently more US chief executives are hiring charisma coaches to make them compelling, charming and attractive. Good luck with that.

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How would you rather be sacked?

George Clooney in Up In The Air.

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

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Are you resting on your laurels?

Valerie Khoo The small business owner's creed: don't just sit there, do something!

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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?

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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Beware the workplace psychopath

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James Adonis Terror at the hands of the workplace psychopath continues for many victims. And they can’t be stopped or cured.

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A nip and tuck to get ahead

Cosmetic surgery.

James Adonis A survey released this week has revealed one-fifth of working women admit they’d consider getting cosmetic surgery to further their career.

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