The most recent TEDxBrisbane event was held last Sunday, 9 December with the theme of “What’s Next” and QUTeX was a major partner. In true TEDx style, the speakers were inspiring, the participants were excited and the advocates were amazing.
QUT, in partnership with the Public Service Commission (PSC), invest in scholarships each year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Queensland Government Employees, to undertake the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP).
Diana Friday, a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker from Community Health in far North Queensland was the recipient of one of the 2017 scholarships. Read more
I was pleasantly surprised and very happy to see the name of Clayton John Trevilyan of Port Macquarie listed in the awardees of the Public Service Medal (Federal) in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Read more
So many of us wish we had the courage to speak up when it really matters. Speak for ourselves and for others. Our Women on the Move forum this year titled ‘Voice Matters’ challenged us to own the voice we have. Read more
One of the key takeaways from the MBA program is how you reshape your career. But what happens after you finish your studies? How do you keep the excitement and energy of your learning experience alive?
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
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
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.
“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.
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.