There will only ever be 24 hours in a day, so it’s wise to use them to their full potential. By Leon Gettler
Talk to any manager these days and they’ll tell you they’re busy. Time is the big talking point. It is the most precious commodity around.
Whether it’s making the most effective use of your time or watching others fritter away theirs, everyone is focused on time management. Poor management of time prevents managers from reaching their full potential. As a manager, many conflicting demands might be made on you. Workdays can be long, tiring and frustrating due to poor planning and people controlling your time and work. Time can be wasted doing things that should be done in a few moments or not at all. Here’s the bottom line: all of us have ex
By Dr Malcolm Johnson FAIM
When the media reports large numbers of employees being shed from an organisation it triggers a tectonic shift in employees’ understanding of the psychological contract.
The terms used to announce, explain, and justify the shedding of staff, such as “rightsizing”, “restoring organisational agility” and “ensuring economic viability” potentially masks a deeper organisational malaise.
That such a major decision has to be taken urgently suggests that an organisation has failed to adapt as its operating environment has continued to evolve. Ongoing recalibration is preferable to less frequent but more disruptive tectonic shifts.
What of those who remain in such organisations? Are they safe from
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With National Networking Week coming to an end, you may have recently had the opportunity to meet some valuable new contacts.
Of course, meeting, greeting and connecting with people in a networking context is just half the work – it’s what you do next that really counts.
So in one final celebration of National Networking Week, here are five tips on how to maintain long-lasting professional connections:
1. Take the time to form strong, genuine, trusting relationships
People often fall into the trap of only networking when they need a job or want something from the other person. Don’t wait until you’re desperate – start networking and forming relationships now
Guest post by Dr Celina Yu
Are you looking to win more Chinese business clients? Many Australian managers are becoming more interested in doing business with Chinese companies. However, this requires a greater level of skill and familiarity in interacting with Chinese people. Here are five tips to help you understand the differences in the way of thinking between Australian and Chinese, and win more Chinese business clients.
Business is a long term proposition
Australian business managers are well-known for their friendliness and informality. These qualities are attractive to many Chinese companies which value long term relationships. However, Australian business managers are often focused on establishing business to bu
With networking events being held all over the country this week in celebration of National Networking Week, it’s a great time to re-think and refresh your business networking strategy.
To help you prepare, here are five important things to remember while you work the room:
1. Don’t forget to bring business cards
While this may seem simple, it’s also a very easy mistake to make. There’s nothing worse than reaching for a business card only to realise you’ve left them at work. If you’ve made a great impression on a new contact, you want to be able to send them away with something tangible to remember you by.
2. Don’t hang out with your friends and colleagues all night
While there is
Positive Psychology is the science of thriving and flourishing. In a workplace context, it can be argued that when individuals thrive and flourish, they’re also more innovative, creative, collaborative, resilient, and ultimately, more productive. Positive organisations also attract and keep the best people so it’s a classic win-win for all involved, as Dr Tim Sharp explains in this recent interview with AIM.
Tim shares an overview of the exciting field of Positive Psychology, focusing on optimism, hope, resilience, facing up to the tough times, rewarding positives and the important of doing “the right thing”.
[My name is] Dr Timothy Sharp (aka Dr happy), I’m the Chief Happiness Officer at The Hap
National Networking Week officially kicked off yesterday and will continue to run until Friday 8 August, connecting people all over Australia with networking events held right across the country.
In the spirit of this important management initiative, today’s blog deals with how to make a first impression that packs a punch with three simple conversation rules.
When you’re competing with 50 other people in a room and you’ve only got a couple of minutes to connect with a complete stranger, you need to be ready to wow. Somebody who understands this better than most is Scott Ginsberg, world renowned author, award-winning blogger and the 2010 AIM National Network
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With National Networking Week in full swing from Monday 4 to Friday 8 August, you may well find yourself attending one of the many networking functions being held around the country next week.
If that’s the case, now is a better time than any to sharpen your networking skills and get into the mindset of a master networker. It’s your time to shine on the professional stage!
To help you prepare, here are five tips the 2013 National Networking Week Ambassador, Steven D’Souza, shared with AIM audiences during his tour last year:
1. Don’t fall into the trap of confusing networking with manipulation.
Unfortunately, some people associate networking with negative conn