Leadership

Pioneering women business leaders


More than a decade since stepping aside as chairman of the ACCC, Allan Fels remains committed to fairness and equality. Photos: Jarrod Barnes.

Allan Fels lends his skills to fighting the exploitation of workers


The neurodiversity paradigm is a perspective that every kind of mind is equally deserving of respect and value, and therefore potentially capable of contributing powerfully to society in positive ways.

Neurodiversity: bringing unique talents to the workplace


'By challenging the potential client to rethink their assumptions about what their problem is and what their solution should be, your likelihood of wooing the business goes up significantly.

Challenge clients and win more contracts


Waisale Iowane ASA, CFO of Free Bird Institute, the first foreign company to be listed on the Fiji exchange. Photo: Kama Catch Me.

Meet the Fijian CFO successfully navigating cultural differences in business


Britta Seeger believes Mercedes-Benz can maintain its luxury status while adapting to the demands of a new market.

Britta Seeger's customer-centric strategy is making a marque on Mercedes-Benz


Done right, a parental leave policy is a win-win proposition, allowing new parents to remain in the workforce while employers retain valuable business assets.

Parental leave: how to get it right


Emotional labour also exists in the workplace - and it is disproportionately affecting women.

Putting a price on women's emotional labour in the workplace


'Making sure leaders have appropriate training to help colleagues in need before a workplace mental health crisis occurs is smart business.

The high costs of ignoring mental health in the workplace


Teams cannot be inspired if they don’t know what they’re working toward.

Effective leadership: 6 tips to harness the intel and expertise of your team


Ruth Medd FCPA (right) and Claire Braund, co-founders of Women on Boards. Photographer: Nic Walker

Women on boards: are we making any progress?


Yvonne Chan FCPA is CFO of one of the busiest ports in the world. Photographer: Rebecca Toh

As CFO of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Yvonne Chan FCPA is not afraid to say no


To make unlimited annual leave work, trust and transparency are essential.

Should you offer unlimited annual leave?


In Australia, tiredness kills at least one person a day due to an industrial or motor vehicle accident.

7 ways you can create a positive sleep culture


Martin Bowles FCPA started his 40-year career in public service at Queensland Rail.

Martin Bowles FCPA: a career in public service


'Customer service is all about mindset, and leaders have to empower staff to be aware of that.

Getting customer service right in the retail sector


Having a “side hustle” can be a dangerous choice for employees if they don’t have permission from their employer.

When an employee has a side hustle: what’s fair at work?


A new book by Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Dr Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Alibaba’s Ming Zeng: applying technology to every part of the purchase chain


Good boss or good company - do you have to choose?

Good boss or good company: which is better for you?


Complementary skills: Cameron Hill ASA and Cynthia Lahiff CPA, both of whom work at the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Meet two CPAs at Victoria's Department of Education and Training


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