Being a leader means you’re tasked with many responsibilities, across managing people and teams, organisational expectations and performance. Not every Leader is awesome at all parts of leading teams – here are 4 common mistakes you may be making.
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Productivity push should focus on Frontline Managers Daryll Hull, Macquarie University Australia has more than two million registered businesses, and at least equally that number of actual places of work. These range from one and two person workplaces to groups of 100 people plus. These work places are the front line in the productivity debate. […]
Peter O’Connor, Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, Western Sydney University In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the potential for corner-cutting to increase risks. Surveying more than 1,000 Australians and Americans, we […]
Everyday creative activity may lead to an “upward spiral” of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new University of Otago research suggests. In their study, Department of Psychology researchers asked 658 university students to keep a daily diary of their experiences and emotional states over 13 days. After analysing the diaries the researchers, led […]
Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ treatment of employees reflects how bosses treat them,” says Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Previous […]
Thirty ‘Champions’ to be selected to help grow the mental health peer workforce – National Mental Health Commission The National Mental Health Commission is supporting a new initiative that will help grow the mental health peer workforce in Australia and is calling for trainers who have a lived experience of mental illness from the perspective […]
Dealing With Stress Programs Stress comes in many forms, sometimes positive and useful for peak performance and sometimes counterproductive when built up over a period of time. Stress shows up as higher absenteeism, higher workcover claims, poor performance, bullying behaviour, harassment, and a negative toxic culture. Whilst most companies have preventative safety programs, they fail to […]