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Using Data to Understand the Long-Term Effects of Advertising

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Clare Fernando is the Managing Director Research, Data and Analytics for Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), a global leader in providing best-in-class expertise and capabilities in brand, media and digital communications services. Clare heads up DAN’s business effectiveness brand – Data2Decisions – in Australia. Whilst all organisations strive to achieve sustainable long-term business growth, it is […]

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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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Entrepreneurship for Innovation

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Dr Fernando is a published author and a retired Professor currently living in Sydney, Australia. He has dedicated his professional career to research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge. In his retirement he continues to be a social, political and business commentator contributing to media in Asia and Australia. In the present Australian economic environment a […]

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Register Now! 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards

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The 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards (the Awards) Event will be held at Doltone House Darling Wharf in Sydney on 07 October 2015. The Event will bring together senior managers and executives from organisations from diverse sectors in Australia. Along with the presentation of the coveted Australian Organisational Excellence Awards, attendees will enjoy the keynote […]

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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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Save the Date – Local Government Panel Discussion in Adelaide on July 23rd

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Sarah is a Business Development Manager for Promapp Solutions – a Thrive Plus Partner organisation.  Promapp Solutions works with 300+ organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture. Together with Adelaide City Council, we are hosting a panel discussion on 23 July 2015 from 12pm to 2pm.  The panel will include representatives […]

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What Councils Are Expecting in 2015

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There is currently a big focus on driving Council capability in leveraging future opportunities, overcoming threats and challenges, and promoting positive developments – that is, ensuring Councils are fit for the future. In Thrive Plus’ recent 2015 Priorities of Organisations in Australia Study, senior management professionals from Local Government organisations were among the 118 organisation […]

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Free Webinar – Discover Why Focusing on Process is the Best Policy for the Waikato District Council

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Stacey McGoldrick is the Sales & Channel Manager for Promapp Solutions. Formed in 2002, Promapp Solutions Ltd works with over 250 organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture. Promapp Solutions is a Thrive Plus partner organisation. When it comes to policymaking, the Waikato District Council is proactive in their use […]