How to build resilience as a business leader

If you have been fortunate enough to work with a great leader, you might have found yourself at different times trying to identify what it is that makes them so effective. It might have been their ability to remain calm and effective in the face of a crisis, to recover quickly from setbacks, be creative at problem solving, adapt to changing circumstances or persist positively in the face of apparently overwhelming obstacles.
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Blockchain’s influence on the future of business in Australia

The future of blockchain is already here. Technology companies and financial services firms across the globe are already experimenting with blockchain applications. They understand that this technology is disruptive and will, in due course, transform existing business models and engender innovation.
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The rise of Bitcoin and blockchain technology

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and their underlying technology, blockchain, are disrupting the way in which we transact. However, the strengths of blockchain – transparency, security and immutability – also pose risk when applied in a commercial environment. So, where did blockchain come from and how this technology disrupting the way we do business?
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Collaboration: a key competency for future businesses

Project management is becoming an increasingly critical component of business operations. It requires the right people with the right skills to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, while meeting performance objectives. Southern Cross academic, David Noble discusses the need for ‘collaborative competency’ within businesses of all sizes.
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Embracing globalisation: how Australian business connects to world markets

Most of what we consume – from our clothes and smartphones to our thirst for finding answers on Google – is a result of globalisation. With these wonderful benefits delivered to our fingertips, it can be easy to take them all for granted. But how else do we prosper from this growth in culture, knowledge, ideas and – ultimately – money?
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How China’s economy impacts Australian business

China’s economy has been considered a force to be reckoned with for a while now. Since the Global Financial Crisis, China’s economy has boomed and Australia has been a major benefactor of that wealth. Australian businesses have profited from lucrative trade deals with the economic giant, particularly within the mining and agriculture sectors.

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