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Lisa Wade, chief executive of Digital X.

Why this CEO worries about WFH and ChatGPT

DigitalX boss Lisa Wade has several tools to get through stressful situations. She takes “a few breaths”, taps her watch, or presses her feet into the floor.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black
Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley says understanding your priorities will help you make better decisions.

How Sydney Swans boss Tom Harley makes the right decisions

Getting your priorities in order is critical when it comes to making decisions. Sydney Swans chief executive Tom Harley’s key priority is his family.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black

How consulting made Blair Comley a better public servant

The incoming Health Department boss has helped reform the GST, design Kevin Rudd’s carbon reduction scheme and Julia Gillard’s carbon tax. He answers our public servant Q&A.

  • Ronald Mizen

‘Greedy work’ and the gender pay gap

Harvard University professor Claudia Goldin, who won the Nobel Prize for economics, argues that “greedy jobs” make it difficult to close the gender pay gap.

  • Karen Maley


Victoria University’s Peter Hurley says a national skills passport could be a “powerful” tool if users trust the information contained within it.

Is a skills passport a ticket to job mobility?

A national skills passport should include non-formal education to more accurately capture jobseekers’ skills, experts say.  

  • Euan Black
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys. It was a tough, hard-fought contest,” says Adrain Fonseca of GWS Giants’ loss to Carlton last weekend.

This migrant went from Sydney’s west to two mansions in the east

Adrian Fonseca moved to Australia from India when he was 2. Now he GWS’ deputy chairman and has bought two properties in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill for $30 million.

  • Sally Patten

Why AMP’s CEO turned down PwC’s partner program

Alexis George works by the mantra that if you don’t love something, get out. In our latest podcast she shares her tips for dealing with conflict and making tough decisions.

  • Sally Patten
Savvy professionals never stop developing their skills. But enrolling in a course is not the only way to learn and grow.

I’m a busy lawyer. How can I find time to ‘future-proof’ my career?

High-performing professionals never stop developing their skills. But career coach Edwin Trevor-Roberts says enrolling in a course is not the only way to grow.

  • Euan Black
Eduardo Briceño says we must set aside more time for learning if we want to become more productive.

Want to be more productive? Don’t try so hard

“The performance paradox is the counterintuitive reality that if we focus only on performing, our performance suffers,” says mindset expert Eduardo Briceno.

  • Euan Black
Moya Dodd.

The Matilda who waltzed into an MBA

Former Matildas star Moya Dodd is one of many prominent Australians who have undertaken an MBA to help move into new roles or prepare for more senior positions.

  • Christopher Niesche
Synapsing founder David Joyce says his MBA gave him a new toolkit to identify and solve problems for businesses.

‘The art of saying no:’ What this coach learned from his MBA

David Joyce didn’t have a specific end goal in mind when he signed up for an MBA. But he knew he wanted to challenge his thinking. 

  • Euan Black

Get leadership tips from the top in our new podcast

Listen to how senior business leaders rose to the top of corporate Australia, how they lead large teams and how they maintain their energy levels.

  • Sally Patten
Drew O’Malley was appointed CEO of Collins Foods in early 2020.

The one thing this CEO wished he’d learnt at school

When Collins Foods CEO Drew O’Malley was working in sales in his early 20s, he was influenced by two motivational speakers talking about goal-setting.

  • Sally Patten
Being a GP has taken a toll on one of our readers, and they want a way out.

Being a GP has taken a toll. Could I earn more in insurance?

Before job hunting and meeting new people, start by articulating your values and interests to narrow your job search, career coach Warren Frehse recommends.

  • Euan Black
Watching workplace suck-ups can be excruciating.

How to survive the workplace: timeless tips from a Roman emperor

Ancient concepts of stoicism from Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” still offer insights into navigating the pitfalls of modern office politics.

  • Annie Lawson
PwC is still “a great firm”: Hall & Wilcox’s Tony Macvean.

Hall & Wilcox eyes expansion with boutique takeover

Managing partner Tony Macvean says the deal will help the combined firm become the undisputed market leader in investment funds nationally.

  • Maxim Shanahan
“Things are moving in the right direction, but the numbers aren’t where they need to be,” says Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

‘I wasn’t the chief deal-doer’: Ex Mirvac boss’ recipe for CEO success

Boards should broaden the talent pool from which chief executives are selected to include leaders with marketing and human resources experience, says Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, president of Chief Executive Women.

  • Sally Patten
Money is a facilitator. Human connection is the most important thing, says Mark Coulter.

This CEO knows what it is like to lose everything

When Temple & Webster chief Mark Coulter was a teenager his father’s business collapsed. “We lost houses and cars and everything else.”

  • Sally Patten



I want to switch industries but have no contacts. What do I do?

Changing your industry, occupation and employer in one single move is not easy. Career coach Dr Edwin Trevor-Roberts recommends breaking it into more manageable chunks.

  • Euan Black
Not all high-paying jobs require you to manage others or stay glued to your desk, says career coach Leah Lambart.

I’m bored of being an accountant. What other jobs pay well?

Career coach Leah Lambart helps a management accountant who has lost motivation switch careers into a different high-paying industry.

  • Euan Black