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Tuesday
Feb212012

The NEW Culture of Business

Culture for NEW Business

Culture is your key to long term success - much more powerful than strategy

How are you finding influencers / measuring results / recruiting the right people, etc?

Are you considering CULTURE?

As we move beyond 2011 and forge new directions beyond 2012 it is time for Australian's to look at what will be the NEW culture of business beyond 2020.

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Sunday
Nov132011

Will Germany leave the Euro?

This week I had the pleasure of Maurice Newman's company - Chairman of the ABC

Amongst friends of the Australian German Association, Maurice provided a future that most people are not considering with Europe...

Discussing with those who attended the lunch, many had disbelief with what Maurice was discussing... though let's hypothetically consider the possible future painted that revolves around...

 

  • Greece defaults and exits the EURO
  • Germany consider a new life outside of the EURO

 

Maurice started his story with that old story from the USofA about 'Kicking the Can'.

Kicking the Can used to represent the innocent child kicking a can down the road as a form of play. Now the media and other social networks have presented the kicking of the can as a neverending corporate and government refusal to accept the inevitable. Because the inevitable is hard poison (or medicine) to accept - it is easier to just keep kicking - rather than face the facts.

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Thursday
Sep012011

Latest Total Executive Newsletter

Welcome to our Monthly Membership Newsletter with a variety of NEW Exclusive Total Executive Member Benefits and Interviews for You

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Thursday
Aug112011

Tom Gorman - CEO Brambles - Leading an International Organisation

Yesterday I enjoyed a luncheon with the Australian German Association where Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles was key speaker.

His topic of conversation was "One Company, 50 Countries: Leading a Multinational Organisation"

Now I haven't mentioned this before - though the food at AGA luncheons is always impeccable - as you would expect from the Union, Universities and Schools Club on Bent St

So while we were enjoying our crispy fish, Tom filled us in on his thoughts. He started by explaining his history stems from New York with an education at Harvard - so please don't hate me.

Fair call, given how Aussie's tend to give Yankees and Harvard alumni a bit of a hard time - unless they have ventured there themselves.

So Tom began by saying his speech had been impacted by the recent global adjustments - stocks and riots.

As Tom explains via the old Chinese curse:

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Monday
Jun272011

An Interview with Hans Tempel - CEO Mercedes Benz Australia on Responsible Leadership

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Hans Tempel, CEO of Mercedes Benz and Daimler in Australia about his thoughts on responsible leadership.

You can download the interview as a podcast here

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