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

Building smart cities: from digital islands to the innovation matrix

Keynote speaker Mr. Brook Dixon, Managing Director of Delos Delta.

Smart cities seek to leverage technology, proactive governance, financial and capability resources, and the talents and networks of their citizens, to create livable, prosperous and future-oriented communities.

Participates as a ‘smart citizens’ explored smart city breakthroughs, digital transformations and the power of networking communities of excellence at this presentation and workshop.

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Innovative partnership with Arrow Energy

One of the great initiatives that the GSB team has been able to deliver in recent times was the Arrow Indigenous Leadership Program. QUT GSB partnered with Arrow Energy to deliver a customised leadership development initiatives to a group of Indigenous leaders from across all parts of Arrow’s operations.

The program combined intensive workshops, group projects, mentoring and an on-country cultural heritage tour hosted by traditional owners in Dalby. Indigenous leaders from across Queensland, including many from the Brisbane Council of Elders, participated as guest speakers and shared their wisdom and stories as resilient leaders of people. It was a great way of demonstrating the power of partnerships and alliances in driving positive change. 
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QUT ExecInsights – Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz on Trends in the Emerging Digital Economy

Exec Insights Episode with Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz
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As PWC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, Marek Kowalkiewicz joins Kate Joyner in a conversation about the gig economy, predicting and proactively meeting the needs of customers, environmental sensing to avoid disruptive blindsiding and digital intelligence (or stupidity). Read more

Workplace projects: Exploring new ground

Ailsa Doyle

Ailsa Doyle reflects on the opportunity that her workplace project presented.

Like many students nearing the end of their MBA journey, Ailsa Doyle wanted to explore new ground,  extract as much value from the program as possible and further differentiate her skills and experience. Consequently, she chose to undertake a project outside of her workplace that aligned with her interests and desire to make a difference. After approaching a number of Brisbane-based charities, Boystown (now Yourtown) proposed a research project into social benefit bonds. Read more

2014 GBC: Where are they now? Impacts Solutions

Impacts Solutions

Impacts Solutions: (Left to right) Andrew Zaniewski, Joshua Salkeld, Matthew Kelly, Nathan Pugliese.

Impacts Solutions were the 3rd prize winners in the 2014 Global Business Challenge (GBC).

Team Impacts Solutions was a company with a vision of transforming communities through the delivery of water purification solutions in a way that represented the company’s principles of sustainable enterprise – People, Planet and Profit. Read more