Learning and development

  • 100% YES! by

    Emotional intelligence is an increasingly popular way of assessing the soft skills of managers and executives. There are a raft of tests available on the market to help companies assess EI, but what realistic, quick and effective methods are available to help managers and executives improve on the results of less than positive EI test results?

  • Taking the pulse by

    It takes a lot of character to undertake an organisational survey when you know the troops aren’t happy. Teresa Russell talks to some organisations that are not only prepared to listen, but use the negative results to create positive workplaces

  • The business of MBAs by

    With stagnant or declining enrolments, universities are trying to rework their MBA programs to attract students, while keeping up with the demands of business. Teresa Russell explores recent trends and finds out how to get the best bang for your MBA buck

  • Schools of thought on executive education by

    The demand for executive education courses in Australia has boomed in the last five years. Teresa Russell examines this trend and finds out why HR and other business professionals are taking up these short courses in record numbers

  • Providing objective feedback to managers by

    I have a manager who is simply not operating at the strategic level. They are a really nice person and their own team thinks they are wonderful but they are very operationally focussed. What things can I do to help highlight my concerns?

  • The Corporate Communicator by

    Everyone has a phobia to some degree. A fear of heights (acrophobia), a fear of aeroplane travel (aerophobia) or a fear of spiders (arachnophobia). It’s easy to understand why we may be fearful of such things, because physical harm or death may eventuate – even though the probability of this is extremely low.

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