Market Pulse August 2015 – Comments from CDL’s General Manager Operations

Change is a continuum – the market is buoyant, nothing stays the same for long and that’s a fact. Businesses continue to re-align to enhance performance and efficiency in a tough global market. Everyday there seems to be another headline about a pending stock market crash, another business restructuring, skills shortages, an aging workforce, and […]

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Change Management: Top 10 Tips for Success

One of the biggest challenges facing all businesses today is change. And not just today, it will be the biggest challenge tomorrow and the day after. Change relentlessly confronts and challenges your business’ ability to create value for customers and to remain relevant. You can almost be certain that your business will change more in […]

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The Swinburne Leadership Survey

A quick review of the Swinburne Leadership Survey, 2015 After polling 800 Australian adults in 2014, the Swinburne Leadership Survey produced some interesting revelations on beliefs about the nation’s leaders and citizens. The study not only surveyed political leaders, but other leaders in society as well. These included religious, community, trade union and business leaders.

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How to Successfully Undertake Change Management Projects

Great article on Business2community.com .  The need for experts who can assist an organisation navigate through change successfully has never been greater. Although a project team is crucial for success, a senior level advisor to partner with the project leader is invaluable. The advisor can partner with executive leadership to help navigate through change management […]

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Building Staff Motivation. Start At the Top.

When asked about their motivation, the most successful entrepreneurs site “changing the world” and “building something that will last” as their motivators; not money. So why do we believe that employees, above all else, work for money? This is perhaps the biggest mistake employers make when it comes to employee motivation. They assume that throwing […]

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Executive Coaching; Benefits for Your Business

Executive coaching can be defined as a facilitative one-to-one, mutually designed relationship between a coach and a key contributor who holds a powerful position in an organisation. The coaching is contracted to benefit a client who is accountable for highly complex decisions with a wide scope of impact on the organisation and the industry as […]

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Leadership Development: Building Strong Leaders

Every business has a leadership team.  These teams comprise men and women who hold a variety of top positions within the organization and who – together – make critical decisions that steer the business.  Leaders determine the success of a business: if they fail, then the whole business fails too. It’s critical for a business […]

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Interesting Read: Enabling Organizational Change through Strategic Initiatives

When an organisation embarks on change, whether to take advantage of new opportunities or as a survival necessity, the impact is far-reaching. Processes, systems, vendors and sometimes the overall mindset (or mission) of the organisation will be impacted. Failure to execute sustainable change can make an organisation lose its competitive advantage. This is what makes […]

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10 Reasons Why Business Diagnostics Are Important

Diagnosis is defined as the identification of a disorder, condition, disease or problem by systematically analysing the history or background, examining the symptoms and signs, evaluating the test or research results, and then investigating the probable or assumed causes. (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/diagnosis.html) Business diagnosis works a bit like the medical diagnosis of human beings: it can be […]

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