Artificial Intelligence and the leadership challenge

The emerging spectre of Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be ignored. In a space with views ranging from Vladimir Putin’s claim that whoever becomes the leader in AI ‘will be the ruler of the world’ to Jean Baudrillard’s view that AI ‘lacks artifice and therefore intelligence’, it was timely for the QUT Business School in Canberra to host a panel to discuss how will it change leadership. Read more

What the MBA means to me

Jane was part of the recent panel discussion “Breaking into the Boardroom”, left to right Deborah Wilson, Andrew Rodgers, and Jane Crombie.

When Jane first applied for the program there were some concerns – Jane was already highly accomplished in her role and had a very strong track record of success.  While we felt that she would offer a huge contribution to the cohort we were unsure because of her extensive experience, Read more

How are emerging technologies going to transform the business of government?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government involves the design, building, use, and evaluation of cognitive computing and machine learning to improve the management of public agencies. To enable successful use of AI in government, leaders must design and implement governance and policy that promotes a skilled workforce that collaborates with academia and the private sector, risk management frameworks, secure systems, and modern technologies.

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Be ambitious rather than competitive

Veena Bedekar, Canberra EMBA Graduate, June 2018

One of the highlights of being part of an EMBA cohort is the people you meet. One of our 2018 Canberra graduates, Veena Bedekar, was nominated as Student Representative Speaker.  She shares an extract of her graduate speech below.

My experience of Veena is that she is truly a “peoples person”. She is keen to help people arriving from other countries to “find their feet”, and to help them with their careers. Her exposure to art and creative people, gained from her role as a volunteer board director offers a refreshing balance with her legal work. She cherishes the people she met and the networks created through participating in the EMBA program. This is Veena’s story… Read more

EMBA is learning to transform your thinking

Dennis Mulherin Executive Director and Kerryn Simpfendorfer Chief Financial Officer at Lutheran Education Queensland.

“We have great managers who haven’t spent a day in Management School, do we have great surgeons that haven’t spent a day in surgical school?”  Henry Mintzberg

The purpose of learning is the growth of our minds, understanding this knowledge, building, developing and practising these skills in our work and private life is the essence of studying an MBA or Executive MBA (EMBA). Pursuing an MBA (E) forces you out of your comfort zone, allows you to understand the newest management techniques while continually challenging your perceptions and biases as you finally balance the demands of your study, work, and personal life.

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Leadership innovation leads to global recognition

Team: Thread Bare Grylls

Emerging out of the drizzling rain the MBA team “These Suits were made for walking” turned the corner, completing their 55 kilometre hike through steep Australian bush terrain in 11 hours 3 minutes, representing an end to their 14-week journey in their “Adaptive Leadership” MBA course. As he crossed the line team member Tom Hodginson thanked the QUT MBA teaching team and observed: “you really don’t know what you’re going to get out of this until you cross the finish line”. Read more

Real world strategy to build social capital

Ideas Factory 2018 - Rotary

Ideas Factory 2018 – Rotary

Rotary International, founded more than 100 years ago in 1905, has over 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs around the world, and has contributed more than $3 billion to life-changing and sustainable community development and aid programs. Perhaps the most notable of these is its PolioPlus program, that since 1979 has helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children worldwide and reduce cases by 99.9 percent. In Australia today, more than 30,000 business leaders are members of more than 1,100 clubs, however many, including the Rotary Club of Brisbane that is the third oldest in Australia, face a membership challenge. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Brook Dixon on the business of creating smart cities

Exec Insights Episode with Brook Dixon CEO, Delos Delta
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Brook Dixon, Managing Director, Delos Delta, speaks to Kate about how technology, smart thinking and leadership can build inclusive, productive and sustainable cities.

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