Leaders and the ‘Under’ Tag

Leaders and the ‘Under’ Tag Stories telling of leaders and directors who successfully achieve an ‘Under’ on their watch are plentiful. But unfortunately, the awful saga is getting worse. New instances of ‘Under’ payment of wages continues to surface. Household names of Australian organisations are reporting having ‘Under’ paid staff by very large sums of …

Damien Smith recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for 2020

The Enterprise Care team is thrilled to share some very exciting news. Our Managing Director,  Damien Smith received an award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for his significant service to business as part of the 2020 Australia Day Honours. Over the years, Damien has many achievements and provided …

The F-Cycle of Diversity 

The F-Cycle of Diversity Interestingly the meaning of diversity is “the state of being diverse”. It does not say activity, or more activity. It does not say conferences, workshops, studies or events… In fact it says little about most things we see happening around us. And that may be why the results of the “shopfront …

Governance – Beyond Resuscitation?

Governance – Beyond Resuscitation? The idea of governance has been around for centuries. And in the last century, the Cadbury Report gave it a make-over. Yet today, governance lags far behind community expectations. Disappointingly, the law’s most critical breakthrough appears to be holding a director liable if they don’t attend board meetings. Inexplicably, it remains …

Are Boards Up For The Challenge?

Are Boards Up For The Challenge? I recently had the good fortune to attend the Governance Institute of Australia’s National Conference in Sydney. The conference had as its theme – trust, respect, and challenge. Each of those themes could command a session on its own, but arguably they are inextricably linked and therefore whatever is …

The Inestimable Value of Governance

Happy new year for FY2020. Our challenge is clear. Organisations need to garner their directors and leadership group to commit to achieving at least 10% improvement in their present governance practices. What will start and sustain this transformative commitment? If today, governance is more important than ever before, and more and more directors, leaders, community …

Increased Focus on Transparency

The new whistleblower laws offers benefits far greater than simply the protection of whistleblowers. Corporate cultures of silence, which nurture the turning of a blind eye to wrong doing, only weakens the organisation’s performance. Strong governance on the other hand, which openly supports the reporting of wrongdoing, is evidence of governance aligned with high performance. …

Performance Impact of Collective Intelligence

He was Charles Darwin’s half-cousin, and it was Sir Francis Galton who derived the measure to quantify normal variation – the standard deviation, when describing a spread around the central value of any statistical analysis. At a livestock fair in 1906 he witnessed a contest concerning villagers guessing an ox’s weight. Around 800 participated, and …

Split Truth

“How do you like the Queen?”Those familiar with Alice in Wonderland will recognise these words spoken by the Cat to Alice.And of course we know that Alice began to say “Not at all, she’s so extremely …” before she noticed that the Queen was listening.Those in key leadership roles may well reflect on what we …

A story of “leadership dishonesty”

  Commissioner Hayne’s report into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is a shameful story of extraordinary leadership dishonesty. Whatever their role – chairman, director, MD/CEO, senior executive, professional advisor, business partner, industry/professional body, or in many of the other capacities, the organisations’ leaders treated people dishonestly. It is an appalling governance …

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