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The Best Way to Use the Last Five Minutes of Your Day

The Best Way to Use the Last Five Minutes of Your Day | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Julie ..., the head of a division of a retail company I work with, was at risk of getting fired. Here’s the crazy thing: she was a top performer. She had done more for the brand in the past year than any of her predecessors had in five years. ..

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Does your business need to think about a cloud solution?

Does your business need to think about a cloud solution? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The biggest buzzword in computing in recent years is without doubt the cloud. But what is it exactly, and is it really going to help you run your business?
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Taxpayer bill of rights in review

Taxpayer bill of rights in review | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Taxpayers who have long had issues with the ATO, have argued for a taxpayer bill of rights that is legally enforceable. Inspector-General of Taxation Ali Noroozi identifies it as one of the key issues he will review in the year ahead.
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How to determine whether you qualify for the R&D Tax Incentive

How to determine whether you qualify for the R&D Tax Incentive | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive program was developed to assist businesses recover some of the costs of undertaking R&D. Here are the key details you need to know.
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How to Write a Cover Letter

How to Write a Cover Letter | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Focus on why you’re right for the job and how badly you want it.
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This comment is so true: “Not sending a cover letter is a sign of laziness. It’s akin to making spelling and grammar mistakes in your résumé. You just don’t do it." 

I specifically ask for a cover letter in every job ad I place. It's my first point of culling....those that don't provide one, won't have their CV read.... particularly when one of the job criteria is attention to detail!

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.


First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.


Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


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Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:30 AM

Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Start by un-muting your conference calls.

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Morag Barrett's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:41 PM

A great article that reinforces the importance of human connections even if you are not working in the same location face to face

David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:49 AM

Ways to connect will determine future success.

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Leadership As We Know It Has to Change

Leadership As We Know It Has to Change | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, the new leaders navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority.


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Carol Carter's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:26 PM

Thoughtful article every MBA should read and fully digest. The only way to remain powerful, is to empower the people you are tasked to lead. This has always been true. Now it's crucial.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:30 PM

Leadership does have to change. What is interesting is that today, as I looked for dissertation materials on leadership, this idea of a leadership crisis is not new, Many authors and thinkers complained of the same thing in times past. The challenge might be the pace of change is so rapid it presents new challenges.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:36 AM

While I don't agree with the entire thought pattern here I do agree that Leaders reflect whats going on in our society. Leadership is going through one of its many changes over centuries of time. What once worked...won't tomorrow. Stay tuned....

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The Truth About Leadership: "You Make a Difference and You Can't Do It Alone"

The Truth About Leadership: "You Make a Difference and You Can't Do It Alone" | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Here is a fantastic 13-minute TEDx Talk by Barry Posner, co-author (with James Kouzes) of the book, The Leadership Challenge, and Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa C...

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:01 PM

Great talk by Barry Posner.  Ever wondered why do some people get ahead in an organization and some don’t?” It all has to do with the quality of the relationships with others in the organization.

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Mechanic awarded $1.4 million after court finds business had no safe system for work

A Canberra engine repair business has been ordered by the court to pay an injured mechanic $1,399,341 in damages, because it didn’t provide a safe system of work for lifting heavy items.
Stephen Roberts suffered an injury to his back while he was employed as a mechanic by DRB Equipment Repairs.
He was helping two men to manually lift a 105-kilogram pressure cleaner into the side door of a delivery van outside the DRB workshop when the load became snagged on a step inside the vehicle, causing it to roll, on its wheels, backwards towards him.
Roberts took the weight of the load which triggered pain in the lower left hand side of his back and a ‘burning sensation’. He went home and was referred for physiotherapy.
After making a workers’ compensation claim Roberts returned to work, but despite multiple treatments over the next two years, this failed to eliminate his back pain.
Following a significant workplace injury to his toe, in 2010, his employment was terminated and Roberts sued DRB for damages for his chronic low-back pain, which, he argued, precludes him from working.
In a judgment handed down in December last year the ACT Supreme Court awarded Roberts $1,399,341, which included amounts for general damages, plus compensation for past and future economic loss.
Justice Mossop found Roberts is required to take significant amounts of medication in order to manage his pain, and that he is suffering from chronic depression secondary to his pain.
He found DRB failed to have any documented or enforced system for dealing with lifting heavy items, that it left employees to deal with the hazards associated with this task in the way they saw fit, and that these conditions put Roberts in “the position … where manual handling was an attractive option even though it exposed him to the risks that eventuated”.
Justice Mossop explained that while there were ramps and a forklift at the workshop that could be used for getting heavy wheeled items in and out of vehicles, there was no evidence of any system, instructions or directions to ensure they were used by employees to lift heavy items.
Darren Bookham, owner of DRB, told SmartCompany the award had a significant impact on his business.
“I’ve gone from paying $4000 a year workers comp to $40,000 a year,” he says.
“In the ACT there is no cap on workers compensation, so it is just open slather in what can be awarded.” 
Bookham questioned how such a large award could be made when there were forklifts and ramps available to assist in lifting which could have been used.
“Sometimes I think it’s better not to employ anyone, you try to grow your business and to comply with every regulation that is there,” he says. 
Andrew Douglas, employment law specialist at M&K Lawyers, says the key issue in this case was the failure by DRB to provide a safe system of work.
“Isn’t it crazy that a person’s life can be destroyed, millions of dollars paid over by insurers all because people did not do a five minute safety system?” he says.    
Douglas says employers have obligations to provide a safe place of work and safe system of work, the primary responsibility that sits on the owner is to understand what sort of work is undertaken in the business and the hazards in that workplace.
According to Douglas, employers need to ensure they have a safe system in place.
A safe system involves a plan that identifies the hazard and risk, processes to deal with this hazard and risk, training of people to make them competent, supervision it to make sure it is occurring, a system of monitoring that provides information and a reporting system. 
“This shows the importance of preventing injury, as this is what happens if you don’t, and the critical nature of bringing people back to work and re-engaging them for their own mental health,” Douglas says. 
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Marketing - Six new year image boosters for your business

Marketing - Six new year image boosters for your business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
This quieter time of the year is the ideal time to put your brand overhaul plans in place. Here are six business image boosters to give your business a professional facelift.
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7 Ways To Reignite Your Passion For Success

7 Ways To Reignite Your Passion For Success | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
No matter what or who you’re involved in, it’s tough to keep the fires of passion burning. Why do you think one out of every two marriages ends in divorce? This certainly holds true for a business plan or product launch.
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7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Is your parenting crippling your child's growth? Here are 7 ways your behaviors may be holding your child back from growing into a leader.
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These 7 points are well worth noting. As a parent of two young men now in their mid-20's I couldn't agree more. 

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.



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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:48 AM

 

 

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"Leading through mistakes...." - Missteps to Strengthen Culture and Leaders

"Leading through mistakes...." - Missteps to Strengthen Culture and Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Strengthen culture by strengthening leaders through empathy, learning, and a process orientation when mistakes happen.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:18 PM

"When mistakes happen for leaders and team members, approaching them as opportunities to find “what can be learned?” and the areas to grow makes all the difference in whether or not a culture is an open one, willing to use missteps as a way to strengthen and adapt."


Leaders who leads with empathy and who wants to take any opportunity to learn from experience and improve the team practices get it all...

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Director penalty notices | Australian Taxation Office

Director penalty notices | Australian Taxation Office | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Company directors have a legal responsibility to ensure that their company meets its pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) obligations.

The director of a company that fails to meet a PAYG withholding or SGC liability by the due date automatically becomes personally liable for a penalty equal to the unpaid amount.

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Nonverbal communication: improve your nonverbal skills with body language tips revealed by experts

Nonverbal communication: improve your nonverbal skills with body language tips revealed by experts | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Sometimes how you move matters more than what you say. Check out these body language tips to use your body language to your advantage
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What is the ATO doing to assist small business?

What is the ATO doing to assist small business? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Small business has found itself smack bang on the national agenda this year, with the federal small business portfolio upgraded to cabinet …
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High Court decision a reminder misleading ads could land your business in hot water

High Court decision a reminder misleading ads could land your business in hot water | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Australia’s highest court, the High Court of Australia, has recently made a decision that serves as a clear reminder to businesses on the risks associated with misleading advertising and pricing of goods and services.
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Grants available for textile, clothing and footwear industry

Grants available for textile, clothing and footwear industry | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry may be eligible for Round 9 of the TCF Small Business Program.
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Finding Sanity in an Insanely Busy World

Finding Sanity in an Insanely Busy World | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Low impact leaders live frantic, unfocused lives. At the end of the day, they wonder what they accomplished. Busyness isn’t effectiveness. The more frantic you are the less powerful your impact. Th...
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Work/life balance - Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think

Work/life balance - Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.
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24 Networking Tips that Actually Work

24 Networking Tips that Actually Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:00 PM

Especially liked the point that networking should be done with the  initial intention of helping other people, not yourself

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:20 AM

A few basics

A few food for Networking thoughts

Miles Mercy's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:04 PM

I found it really helpful !

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How to grow a personal brand and transform it into a business

How to grow a personal brand and transform it into a business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Personal brand based businesses are becoming increasingly popular, and if you are at the centre of your own personal brand you could …
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Driving Change: Would You Be A Successful Chief Innovation Officer? - Forbes

Driving Change: Would You Be A Successful Chief Innovation Officer? - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Driving Change: Would You Be A Successful Chief Innovation Officer?ForbesAfter two decades of working with famously innovative people and companies, I believe he was talking about both. Can you empower next?


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