Communication: Key to Successful Business Improvements
Communication: Key to Successful Business Improvements

This time of the year we hear a lot about how business is doing. The analysts call it Reporting Season. Where the investors look forward to good news, rising share prices and increasing dividends.   With this as a business driver we hear executive management talk about sales,...

ChangeMaker Series: Part 5 - Craig Cameron
ChangeMaker Series: Part 5 - Craig Cameron

Craig Cameron, CEO of Progility PLC, on leadership, success, and business Part 5 of the ChangeMaker Interview Series - Empower Change   Craig Cameron, CEO of Progility PLC, is a successful international businessman, inspiring, enthusiastic and humble – a true leader and ChangeMaker. We had the privilege of interviewing him about what made...

Why be strategic about Change Management?
Why be strategic about Change Management?

Successful organisations develop, implement and maintain strategic plans that ensure the business adapts and thrives regardless of the changes to regulation and compliance, the competition, or the impacts of disruptive technologies.   Carrying out these strategic plans often involves one or more of: ...

ChangeMaker Series: Part 4 – Sonja Bernhardt OAM
ChangeMaker Series: Part 4 – Sonja Bernhardt OAM

Sonja Bernhardt OAM, CEO and Director of multi award winning ThoughtWare, on business, success, and women in the IT industry Part 4 of the ChangeMaker Interview Series - Empower Change Sonja Bernhardt OAM, CEO and Director of multi award winning ThoughtWare, serial technology entrepreneur, role model, mentor, and arguably Australia’s...

How do you approach change management from a business as usual perspective?
How do you approach change management from a business as usual perspective?

Leaders more often than not recognise the need for change agents to support the implementation of new initiatives: ·        When technology is upgraded or introduced ·        When organisations restructure, downsize, or merge   This is because in these circumstances there are staff issues that cannot be ignored such as:  ·        Fear of not having a job at the...

When is the Ideal Time to Have a Change Manager?
When is the Ideal Time to Have a Change Manager?

When is the ideal time to include a Change Manager when introducing or upgrading technology, re-organising your business or any other form of improvement that will impact the people in your business? That is a question many businesses ignore because they often don’t think of managing the change from a people perspective....

ChangeMaker Series: Part 3 – Antony Forbutt
ChangeMaker Series: Part 3 – Antony Forbutt

Antony Forbutt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Crema Espresso on business, success and balance Part 3 of the ChangeMaker Interview Series - Empower Change Antony Forbutt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Crema Espresso, successful business man, a true ChangeMaker and overall great leader. We had the honour of asking him a few questions...

Simple Intro to Change Management – Engaging Your Workers
Simple Intro to Change Management – Engaging Your Workers

Here is a simplified story that explains why putting on a "Change Management Hat" in the workplace is worth the effort (names and places are fictitious): Joe was part of a group of 10 in a team that developed applications. His role was to make sure it was bug free (well...

Big Data needs Engaged People
Big Data needs Engaged People

Today, I want to put the case for where people fit into the big data picture.   If you look at the key drivers for using big data, I can summarise it as:   Drivers Big data analytics examines large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns. The concept of big data has been around...

ChangeMaker Series: Part 2 – Andrew Federowsky, Co-Founder of Bartercard
ChangeMaker Series: Part 2 – Andrew Federowsky, Co-Founder of Bartercard

Andrew Federowsky, Co-Founder of Bartercard, on good leadership and how to become more successful Part 2 of the ChangeMaker Interview Series - Empower Change     “Life is a continuation of challenges. If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you, and if it doesn't change you, you're not actually growing."   Andrew...

How we got funding support to up-skill our team
How we got funding support to up-skill our team

We are continuing to grow our business - to put it in Kerri’s fathers words to us 20 years ago.. “In business, if you are standing still you are really going backwards”. For us this meant implementing what we do with other organisations for ourselves – working to improve our people, processes...

ChangeMaker Series: Part 1 – Mayor Tom Tate
ChangeMaker Series: Part 1 – Mayor Tom Tate

Mayor Tom Tate on how he learned to shave on the other fella's face Part 1 of the ChangeMaker Interview Series - Empower Change     "Listening, taking ideas to the people and consulting: in a democratic society those are key to good leadership.”   Tom Tate: Mayor of the Gold Coast,...

Top 5 tips to provide helpful marketing your customers will value
Top 5 tips to provide helpful marketing your customers will value

Top 5 tips to provide helpful marketing your customers will value   QLD Small Business Week Gold Coast invited guest speaker Timbo Reid to present to about 70 small business owners. “With confidence comes investment and job growth. Without Marketing, you can't get your message out there.” – Mayor Tom Tate   Tim started his...

What do you do when you are too busy to go after your goals?
What do you do when you are too busy to go after your goals?

How often do you get to the end of a week and realise that you achieved a lot less than you wanted?   Many will give the reason as “I am too busy working in the business to work on the business”, which can be translated to “I don’t...

Networking on the Gold Coast: Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts
Networking on the Gold Coast: Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Networking on the Gold Coast: Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts   "It is not about WHAT you know, it is about WHO you know."    After the rebranding of Empower Change we started networking about 12 months ago. We are happy to share our most valuable lessons with you and the places to network...

‘Improv your Training!’ How our behaviour and words affect each other
‘Improv your Training!’ How our behaviour and words affect each other

Breakout session: 'Improv your training!' Training insights from the world of improvisation and theatre sports The final blog post in the series of  the Future of Learning 2015 Conference of The Institute of Learning Professionals. Below the key takeaways and tips from the breakout session 'Improv your training!': - by Gabby Button: http://futureoflearning.com.au/speakers/gabby-button/   “See...

What does it mean to be in the ‘Learning flow’?
What does it mean to be in the ‘Learning flow’?

Presentation: What does it mean to be in the ‘Learning flow’? - by Mark Vollmer: http://futureoflearning.com.au/speakers/mark-vollmer/   The next  blog post in the series of  the Future of Learning 2015 Conference of The Institute of Learning Professionals. Below the key takeaways and tips about what it means to be in the 'Learning flow':   “It...

How to stand out as an Authority in your field
How to stand out as an Authority in your field

Expert table: ‘How to stand out as an authority in your field?’ - by Barry Moore: http://futureoflearning.com.au/speakers/barry-moore/ The next blog post in the series of  the Future of Learning 2015 Conference of The Institute of Learning Professionals. Below the key takeaways and tips about how to stand out as an authority in...

Implementation Software Application
Implementation Software Application

About Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA is an Australian government regulator and a Commonwealth Entity that ensures sea vessels are operated safely, prevents pollution from shipping, supports safe navigation, contributes to and implements international conventions and ensures seafarer competency and welfare. The Project AMSA wanted to implement the Enterprise Project Management System,...

Review Effectiveness Of a Services Group
Review Effectiveness Of a Services Group

About Griffith University Griffith University opened its doors in 1975 to 451 students. To date their student population has grown to 44,000. They have flourished into a comprehensive, research-intensive university ranked in the top 3% of tertiary institutions worldwide. The Project We were asked to do an in-depth review on the effectiveness of...