10 keys to managing people

4:43PM | Thursday, 5 April 2012 |  Managing staff can sometimes seem a little like herding cats. However, there are basic principles you can apply to make the process smoother. BY TOM McKASKILL AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.

I’m not a natural leader. What do I do?

4:47PM | Thursday, 5 April 2012 |  Leadership is a process, not a destination, and it’s something we can continually work at.

Top 10 start-up entrepreneurs to watch

1:32PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  We present the top 10 fledgling entrepreneurs and start-up industry players who caught our eye in 2011. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Aussie retailers failing to retain key staff: Survey

12:30PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Less than half of Australia’s retail employees believe their organisation successfully retains its most talented people, new data shows, suggesting retailers are failing to provide staff incentives.

Little Girl Big Dream offers up mentor smorgasbord

12:05PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  Representatives from Dick Smith and Estée Lauder are among the mentors who will help young female entrepreneurs develop their ideas as part of the Little Girl Big Dream mentoring program.

How willing are your people to bet on a sure thing?

11:59PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Great leaders know how to excite their teams, they know how to influence critical mass and they know how to get people to take risks. BY JO BURSTON.

Productivity a matter of job satisfaction: Ernst & Young

10:55PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  Employers looking to boost productivity should focus on job satisfaction rather than salaries or employment security, an expert says, in light of a new report on Australian workers’ motivation.

Inspire us, employees say: Report

8:38PM | Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |  A study of Australian workers has found nearly half rate the ability to motivate and inspire as the single most important attribute they look for in employers.

Do you have the ability to thrive in ambiguity?

8:52PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 |  There is always ambiguity in every business. Some try to manage it, some thrive on it, some are in despair over it. BY JO BURSTON.

Seven steps to developing a leadership culture

8:31PM | Wednesday, 10 August 2011 |  For many start-ups, a lack of leadership talent is often cited as an impediment to the growth of the business. So developing a strong leadership culture is key.