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Solving Business Problems

Once every month a number of CEOs get together, not to strike up business deals among themselves, but to listen to each others’ ideas, opportunities, problems and issues and to give constructive feedback about each others’ businesses.

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Skill over numbers

The quality of staff, not quantity, is the focus for many South Australian business leaders, a new survey reveals.

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Quality of staff a key priority

The quality of staff, not quantity, is the focus for many South Australian business leaders, a new survey reveals.

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Workforce quality, not quantity most important for SA business

The TEC survey found 40% of business leaders named investing in staff training and boosting skills their number one priority in 2011. Only 15% were concerned about the quantity of prospective employees in the state, with the remaining 45% listing a range of other priorities including securing higher income and increasing work-life balance as their focus.

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Quality, not quantity of workforce most important for SA business

Business leaders in South Australia are shifting their attention to the quality of their workforce by focussing on investment in training rather than increasing the quantity of skilled workers a survey reveals.

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Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Company

Business is about exchanging time and money for something of value for both parties. Significant business occurs through building a valued and trusting relationship and it starts you’re your relationship with yourself. Successful marketing is first and foremost about who you are and what you are becoming.

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Taking The Guesswork Out Of Hiring And Promoting

One of the most important topics for any manager or Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is that of procuring and promoting staff.

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The Changing Role of Managers

In this article I want to first give an overview of how managers have been functioning in classical organizations, then look at how their environments have changed and the impact that this has had on them and their ability to respond to their environment. Lastly I want to look at the new, developing role which requires managers to be responsive to this changing environment and to develop adaptive changes.

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Developing a Customer Service Culture

Many companies are facing increasing competition in the market place and an inability to predict market direction. Markets are becoming increasingly unpredictable. How can any company survive the traumas of the market place?

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Developing Staff - An Investment or a Waste of Money?

Human Resource Development is concerned with planned approaches to changing the performance of stakeholders to achieve organization goals. There is an instant return to the organization for the resources invested in development. Much development does not produce this return to a company and is a waste of scarce resources for many reasons.

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Improving your Effectiveness as a Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) spend much of their time focusing on day-to-day issues and outcomes. They may feel trapped on a treadmill of activity with ever increasing workloads, a lack of fulfillment and general frustration with life. This rugged breed of individuals sometimes thrust into success through entrepreneurial activities and feeling as through they have become a CEO through default, quite often feel lonely and despairing. They may ask themselves many questions. What is a CEO? What does a CEO do? How does a CEO act and think?

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Improving Your Organization's Performance

Many organizations spend most of their time focusing on day-to-day issues and outcomes and putting out bush fires. Among the many issues facing CEOs is the need to develop an appropriate organization culture. Whilst this is a focus of many companies there is an escalating challenge from the increasing pace of change and related technological advances.

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Secrets of Successful CEOs

As the CEO of a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), have you ever asked yourself these questions? What does it take to run a successful business? How can I be a successful leader as a CEO? Do I have a balanced life?

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Geering’s guide to CEO excellence

Management mentor Adrian Geering is about to publish a new wealth of advice in a book that captures the experience of SA’s most prominent business people. In Secrets of Successful CEOs Adrian shows he is a thorough-going mentor who’s not slow to challenge those on top – confronting CEOs’ paradigms about business, life, leadership, personal development and success.

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Executive Call

Practising leadership, which is vision plus passion plus action, are the three themes which come through in my 20 years of coaching successful chief executives.

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Pointing out the Path to Success

Adrian Geering has spent much of his career helping businessmen transform their lives and become more successful. He has mentored about 75 in the past 20 years, ranging from chiefs of $2 billion enterprises to small businesses.

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Adrian Geering honoured

Each year, management networking organisation, The Executive Connection (TEC) International, honours one group Chair with its highest accolade, the Donald Cope Award. This year, for the first time in TEC1’s history, the award has gone to a non-American: Dr Adrian Geering.

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15 heads ARE better than one

Arguably the most important role in any company, many CEOs are finding it difficult to address their own needs for professional and personal development. Increasing demand for this type of resource for CEOs has seen rapid growth of an organisation called The Executive Connection (TEC).

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