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Why today’s leaders are focussing on Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

“The importance of EQ in management is becoming increasingly recognised as playing a role in the success of an organisation. Leaders with higher EQ are better at engaging staff and stakeholders by creating a positive atmosphere, and improving overall communication,” says Kris Grant, CEO of ASPL – a management consultancy firm.

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Here's what your boss is looking for in 2020

It seems like jobs are harder to get these days. With an increasingly competitive job market, a surplus of university graduates and a rapidly transforming technologically-driven world, it’s important to stay up-to-date with what employers are looking for.

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How can the APS invest back into capability and talent management?

After months of discussion and 755 submissions, the final report of the independent review of the Australian Public Service (APS) was submitted in September. It is the largest major review of its kind in 40 years, and one of the key priorities for change outlined by the panel includes the continued investment into capability and talent management.

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10 questions to ask when you’re in a job interview

It’s a crucial part of any interview and often, candidates are so prepared to nail the rest that they’ve completely forget or ask questions with minimal relevance.

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Kris Grant's tips on how graduates can get successfully join the workforce

Below is a segment interview conducted by Hit Southwest WA with Kris’s input on students graduating and building a secure network for future employment opportunities.

5 Reasons For Young Aussie Women To Join The Tech Industry

Despite a growing number of jobs in STEM, only a quarter of graduates in information and communications technology in the developed world are female. Aussie women are falling behind neighbouring countries with the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. If you’re still sitting on the fence about a career in tech, here are five things you need to consider…

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How to train your brain to be more productive

How many productivity hacks have you tried this year?

Whether it’s a new app, morning workout, green smoothie or an inspiring podcast, there are a myriad of things that have been touted to improve our efficiency each day. But something you may not have considered is taking advantage of neuroscience to boost your productivity.

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Authentic leadership and why it’s crucial for business success

Creating engaged, motivated employees and harnessing their true potential is an important goal for most organisations. Research has shown that companies with strong leadership are 13 times more likely to outperform their competition, and three times more likely to retain their most talented employees.

Today’s leaders are challenged with engaging more stakeholders than ever, keeping up with digital transformation and managing higher expectations from the C-level. When organisations focus on nurturing their leaders, it can build a positive atmosphere and also increase team performance.

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International Women's Day - AM 981 Morning show with Kris Grant

As part of ASPL’s #welead campaign and International Women’s Day, Kris Grant was invited to speak on the 2NM radio morning show for AM981.

Organisations around the country will be celebrating with women in their office, but we still have a long way to go before we achieve gender parity in Australia.

Listen below to hear Kris’ views on how women can be supported to break through the glass ceiling and how to improve inequalities at the top level of business.

International Woman's Day - Hit 93.1 interview with Kris Grant

As part of the celebration for International Woman’s Day, Kris talks with Hit 93.1 about gender equality and self belief in the steps Australian women need to take towards improving parity in both the public and private sectors. She believes this starts at the education level and we should encourage and understand what motivates women.

95.1FM Interview with Kris Grant for International Women's Day

As part of our continued celebration for International Woman’s Day, Kris talks with 95.1FM about gender equality and self belief in the steps Australian women need to take towards improving parity in both the public and private sectors. She believes this starts at the education level and we should encourage and understand what motivates women.

How to lead newly remote teams during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The spread of COVID-19 has led to travel restrictions, school closures, and cities around the world moving towards lockdowns. Amid these new conditions, most of us still need to continue our day to day work. But the way we do this is rapidly changing, with many organisations implementing new social distancing guidelines including working from home measures.

Over the past few weeks, several clients are reaching out with challenges around travel restrictions and leading remote employees. For many businesses, this is the first time their entire workforce is working from home and given how quickly these changes have come into place, many managers are finding themselves unprepared to lead a fully remote team.

Here are Kris Grant Management Consultant of ASPL’s top tips on managing newly remote teams.

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