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Olivia Mitchell

How Leaders Can Get the Feedback They Need to Grow

By Business, Leadership, People & Culture, Personal

When things are uncertain, it can feel comforting to avoid difficult feedback. But creating stability for your team — and success for your organisation — depends on your ability to learn what needs to change. The authors of “How Leaders Can Get the Feedback They Need to Grow present six tips for how to successfully solicit Radical Candor from your employees.

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Investing in middle managers pays off – literally​ ​ ​

By Business, People & Culture

Research findings reveal that organisations that prioritise middle management development witness higher revenue growth and profitability compared to those that do not. 

The article emphasises the importance of equipping middle managers with the right skills, providing ongoing support, and fostering a culture of leadership development to unlock their full potential and drive business results.

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Leading through a sustained crisis requires a different approach​

By Leadership, Personal

Leaders need to adapt their strategies and approaches when navigating prolonged crises. 

Leading through extended periods of uncertainty and disruption demands a different set of skills and behaviors compared to managing short-term crises such as: building resilience, fostering collaboration, maintaining communication transparency, and prioritizing employee well-being. 

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Voices of CEO excellence: Merck’s Ken Frazier​

By Business, Leadership, People & Culture, Personal

Features an interview with Ken Frazier, the former CEO of Merck, providing insights into his leadership philosophy and approach. 

Frazier emphasises the importance of prioritising the long-term health of the organisation over short-term gains, fostering a strong company culture, and investing in innovation and research. 

He discusses the significance of purpose-driven leadership, creating an inclusive environment, and advocating for social responsibility. 

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Start Your New Leadership Role with the End in Mind

By Career Development, Leadership, Personal

To successfully step into a new role and set yourself up for long-term success, you must balance “now-forward” planning with “future-back” visioning. That is, you must start with the end in mind, envisioning what you want to accomplish during this era of your leadership and what needs to happen before for can take the next step. This mindset will empower you to make early decisions that will accelerate your transition, pave the way for long-term impact in the new role, and contribute to your continued career growth.

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Care in Context: Australian Perspectives on Caregiving and Care Work During COVID-19

By Business, People & Culture

This report presents new data from a survey about Australian experiences and attitudes towards caring and care work. It provides insight into four key issues: the experiences of Australian carers during the pandemic; attitudes towards work in the care services sector; the importance of various supports for carers to assist them to balance caring roles with paid work; and who Australians perceive to be responsible for the future funding of the care sector.

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