What Are the Top Five Leadership Skills That Make a Great Leader?

Being viewed or referred to as a ‘leader’ or ‘future leader’ in any establishment is a major sign of how well-regarded you are as an employee. However, while a leader may or may not be a manager, being a manager doesn’t instantly make one a leader. A...[Read More]

Time management: The meaning, importance and benefits

It is often said that ‘Time and tide wait for no one.’ Therefore, to achieve success in life, one needs to develop a deep appreciation for time. Anyone can benefit from time management — whether in school, in the office or with life in general. You can realise...[Read More]

Work from home opportunities can be for everyone in 2023

One of the few important things the pandemic has taught everyone is that it’s possible to be productive and earn a living from home. In fact, some companies have seen the benefits of remote working options and continue to offer them as part of their flexible working...[Read More]

How to Raise Successful Kids — Without Over-Parenting [TED Talk Video]

  By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for...[Read More]

How to Discover Your Authentic Self — at Any Age [TED Talk Video]

  In a talk packed with wry wisdom, pop culture queen Bevy Smith shares hard-earned lessons about authenticity, confidence, mature success and why, if you put in the work, “life gets greater later.”

Leaders worried about skill shortages

Worker shortages have topped the list of concerns eroding the confidence of Australian business leaders. Inflation and rising interest rates also contributed to the dip in director confidence as measured by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Director...[Read More]

How cloud accounting can help make your business better and more efficient

Does your company still use desktop software or spreadsheets for accounting tasks? If so, then it could be time to upgrade to a cloud-based accounting system. In comparison to on-premises solutions, cloud accounting for small businesses offers several advantages. These...[Read More]

The different parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true. However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on how they approach...[Read More]

Parents: Positive choices begin with you

As a parent, you already know that your job is to keep your children safe, healthy, and happy. One day, though, they’ll fly the proverbial coop and be responsible for themselves. Luckily, the lessons you teach them now can help them make difficult choices in the...[Read More]

Stop Managing, Start Leading [TED Talk Video]

  According to Hamza, managing millennials and knowledge workers the way we used to manage traditional factory workers can be disastrous. Speaking through his own experience of being managed and alternatively as a manager, Hamza makes the case that millennials...[Read More]

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? [TED Talk Video]

  There is a pathological mismatch between the qualities that seduce us in a leader and those that are needed to be an effective leader. Based on research on the psychology of leadership, Chamorro-Premuzic shows that if leaders were selected on competence rather...[Read More]

Keeping success in your sights

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia) What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? CEO, author and mentor Kylie Travers tells us how she overcame big challenges to get where she is today. The last few years...[Read More]

Measuring culture – can it be done?

(Financial Conduct Authority)   When Insight published an article about measuring corporate culture it certainly prompted debate and became the best-read Insight of 2019. Naturally, not everyone agreed with the argument and in our latest article experts from the...[Read More]

Managing cyber risks while staff work from home

Well Covered (Steadfast) Heightened cyber risks have emerged as a serious issue, given most businesses now have many staff working from home. So it’s important to put in place policies and procedures to ensure data is secure no matter where staff are located....[Read More]

Australians upskill to adapt to virus life

(Australian Associated Press)   Australians have flocked to online courses teaching them how to work from home as they seek help adapting to life under the coronavirus pandemic. Studies of one remote working short course has leapt a massive 11,000 per cent from...[Read More]