Is it safe to operate without an employee social media policy?

November 21, 2012

Welcome to the age of flat world navigators. I am at The Social Media Risk: Privacy and Governance Forum in Melbourne and over the last two days I’ve heard all the latest stats on social media use, the take-up by boards, the horror stories of companies not being prepared to react to social media commentary, the legal implications and the risks.

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The train story – Ronnie’s wisdom on how to unite a team and create a culture

October 12, 2012

Ronnie Altit is a colleague of mine through the CEO Institute and co-founder and Managing director of Insentra, a channel focussed specialist IT Services company. He recently picked up highly commended in the category of ‘Personal innovation – Leadership’ category at the ARN awards and rightly so.

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It’s time to lift the emotional tone in your office

September 28, 2012

Why is emotional intelligence – or EQ as – important as IQ intellectual intelligence in the workplace?

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Social media lessons from Charlotte Dawson’s sad saga

August 31, 2012

How would you react to negative social media comments about you, your friends or fellow workers? Do we need more outspoken celebrities like Charlotte Dawson?

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Where is cash when you need it – the art of raising good debt

August 17, 2012

For some business owners, it is far worse than 2008 when the GFC began. Increasing “For Lease” signs are appearing in the high streets as long term business owners shut the doors because cashflow and access to cash from the usual sources, is grinding to a halt.

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Is the sky really falling in for business? Don’t bury the Aussie battler for good

July 17, 2012

In the last month, we’ve seen Fairfax make 1900 redundancies, Fitness First retract their number of gyms and just this week we have Darrell Lea put up for sale after nearly 100 years with the possibility of 700 jobs at risk.

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Insights from the Dell Womens Entrepreneur global conference in India

July 3, 2012

I am in New Delhi, India with 149 other women…

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Customer is king? Why the ideal customer could be your boss

July 1, 2012

I’m also in the process of hiring a new senior member of staff and putting together a suitable remuneration package. However, after several conversations with peers this week about exactly these topics, the epiphany is this — who really is your client? Is it the clients of your company? Or as an employee (about to be performance reviewed) could it be your boss?

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Optimism, opportunity unite women-owned businesses in India

June 14, 2012

I am in a heightened sense of excitement as I…

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Brand Windsor and HRH the Queen – long live pomp and ceremony

June 7, 2012

As London born, the Diamond Jubilee has every patriotic gene…

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