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Thrive Plus Moves Offices

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Thrive Plus has moved its head office to new premises in heart of Sydney’s newest office precinct – Barangaroo. With exceptional views of the City and outstanding facilities, the new offices will cater for the growing needs of the team, clients and partners. Come and say hi if you are in the area and enjoy […]

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Business Excellence in Government

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Thrive Plus is running an Excellence leadership workshop in Sydney from 24 to 26 May 2017. This workshop is run on behalf of Local Government NSW (LGNSW) and is tailored to the needs of government. The workshop will provide participants with essential learning about Excellence Models and their use in government. Although leading international Excellence […]

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Learning from the Asian Focus on Excellence

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The past year saw an increased focus on Excellence both in Australia and overseas. The pace of economic and social change continues to accelerate. Innovation is now a necessity for all organisations – no one is immune. Staying static is no longer an option. There is an increasing recognition among policy makers and business leaders […]

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SAQI November December Newsletter

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The South African Quality Institute’s mission is to play a leading role in establishing and sustaining a national quality infrastructure that serves our economic system and make all South African trade competitive locally and internationally. The November December newsletter provides some key insights into the alignment of the latest ISO  9001 management system to Excellence […]

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Fit for the Future – Local Government Forum

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Fit for the Future Forum Fit for the Future – Local Government Forum By Ravi Fernando The state government in NSW has initiated a reform process starting with the ‘Fit for the Future’ submissions that all Councils were asked to prepare and submit by the end of June just passed. The next stages in the […]

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Create a Culture of Innovation

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Denise Button is founder and principal consultant of Colourful Language, providing strategic communications around innovation, culture change and business excellence to a number of organisations Australia-wide. Innovation is not a rare quality inherent in a lucky few; it’s a way of thinking and behaving—and it is an organisation’s job is to foster the right culture […]

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The Innovation Imperative

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In October last year I was fortunate enough to attend the Business Excellence Global Conference in Singapore as a guest of SPRING Singapore. One of the hot topics at the conference was innovation. Speaker after speaker spoke about the innovation challenge faced by their organisations and explained their efforts at promoting innovative thinking. I also […]

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The Future of Local Government

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Last week I attended the LGMA (Local Government Managers Australia) National Congress in Darwin. I was among more than 300 delegates and was privileged to lead two sessions about Smart Cities and the newly launched LG Excellence Awards. It was an interesting Congress with the future of the sector being hotly debated and the state […]

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“Fit for the Future” Breakfast

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Please join me and other Local Government executives at this breakfast discussion at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park on Friday 8 May 2015 from 7:45am to 9:20am. Thrive Plus is hosting this breakfast to enable NSW Councils to learn from the WA reform experience. Thrive Plus partner and owner of Learning Horizons – Helen Hardcastle […]

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Getting Fit for the Future – Free Webinar Invitation

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Local Councils are the vital third tier of Australian government. Although it is the tier that is most closely connected to the community, Councils are often the least understood. Until I began working with the sector some seven years ago, I had only limited knowledge of what a Council did. I knew that Councils employed […]