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Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

3 Ways to Be More Creative (now!)

10 Things You do that Top Leaders Don’t

from Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2013, Alison Griswold US President Barack Obama. Photo: AP Everyone has things that tick them off, and that’s especially true for powerful leaders who frequently deal with people. From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we’ve collected the management pet peeves of 10 of the world’s most influential leaders. Most … Continue reading

Best Boss: Darth Vader or Jar Jar Binks?

I use psychometric assessments routinely in my executive search practice but only on this planet. So let’s go to a galaxy far, far away and ask, who’s the best boss, Darth Vader or Jar-Jar Binks?

11 (Right) Ways to Do Business in Australia

illustration: Jim Pavlides Doing business in Australia should be easy. After all, they speak English, right? True, but after living and working in Australia for 35 years (from the US), I can tell you that Australians see the world very differently than you do. Australia and the US share many economic, political and cultural antecedents … Continue reading

11 Reasons To Do Business in Australia Now!

1. Australia is the 14th largest consumer market on earth. We buy stuff! 2. We sell stuff too! Australia is 12th largest economy in world, 5th highest per capita income. 3. The IMF downgraded Australian growth from 3.3% to 2.8% and it’s still higher than the US. 4. Rated happiest country in the world. Happiness … Continue reading

8 Things to Know About the Sydney Opera House (in 1 picture)

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