Author: Troy McKinna Napoleon Perdis entered into voluntary administration early this year to “right size” the business. Poor retail conditions, declining shopping centre traffic, increased competition and a long-term shift to online sales has exposed the organisation’s high-cost base. As part of the administrative proceedings, the Australian beauty brand closed 28 of its concept stores.
Author: Evette Cordy *This article first appeared in the Weekend Australian, April 6-7, 2019* In a 2019 talent report, LinkedIn identified creativity as the most in-demand soft skill. This behavioural insight was derived from 590 million LinkedIn members in 200+ countries. While hard skills still matter, 92 per cent of the thousands of recruiters interviewed
Author: Evette Cordy To thrive in an increasingly complex and unpredictable new world, organisations will need to innovate, and leaders will require the necessary skills to do so. Here, Here are four skills that will turbo-charge your innovation efforts. Handling ambiguity Imagine you are in a senior leadership meeting and someone asks how the latest
Author: Evette Cordy In a recent Harvard Business Review study, Are You Solving the Right Problems?, 85 per cent of 106 C-Suite executives agreed their organisations were bad at diagnosing problems and 87 per cent believed this flaw carried significant costs. Businesses are under incredible pressure from constant deadlines and the need for short-term results.
Author: Evette Cordy In the early 1970s, Dr. Min Basadur was working as a company-wide creative problem-solving consultant at Procter & Gamble in the USA, when he got a call from a team in product development. ‘We need some help,’ Basadur remembers the team leader told him. For six months, the team had been struggling
I recently returned from a 2.5 week trip around Italy where I basically ate pizza, pasta and gelato for every meal. It was a family holiday, but for tax purposes it was actually to attend the CREA creativity conference in Sestri Levante for 4 days. Sestri is picturesque coastal town between the Cinque Terre and