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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The serious business of Mindfulness

We all have had that feeling of “not being there.”  Have you ever driven home, and then turned off the car and tried to recall the trip – it generally evokes pangs of anxiety as you worry about all of the near accidents you could have had on the trip and not realised how close you got to not making it home at all! Read more

QUT ExecInsights podcasts deliver insights for business success

Dr Kate Joyner interviews Domino’s CEO, Don Meij.

Great Business Schools have great podcast series, with Harvard Ideacast arguably being the most well-known. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, QUTeX started on its journey to podcast glory with QUT ExecInsights in December 2016, with me as inaugural host.

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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

Creating the next great ‘thing’ …

Find it, understand it, support it, and help to make it good practice.

Robert Cialdini, the famous professor of psychology from Arizona State University and protagonist of the power of ethical persuasion, says that right now, somewhere, somehow, someone is creating the next great ‘thing’. He concludes that it is our job as educators to find it, understand it, support it, and help to make it good practice, more quickly than before! Read more

How Students and Clients are Profiting from Prophet

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Top-level executive teams are invariably populated by highly-intelligent, capable, passionate and often competitive individuals. They have to make decisions under pressure, and face the brunt of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (‘VUCA’) that typifies the global economic environment. Employees, shareholders commentators, and external advisors observe top teams in action.

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