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Aston Martin – Driving A Cultural Change

Aston Martin is one of the most iconic brands in the automotive world and it is now on a journey unlike any it has ever made – from being solely a producer of glamorous and very high-end motor cars to becoming a luxury company with a lifestyle product range. In this interview, Aston Martin’s boss describes the strategic and cultural shifts he is engineering in what he calls ‘the never-ending pursuit of excellence.’
Niamh O'Driscoll

Winning Hearts and Minds: A Universal Approach to Leadership

Ireland's Life Sciences sector has grown from humble beginnings in the 1960s to global significance. The small island with a population of 4.5m has attracted nine out of the top 10 global pharmaceutical corporations. Ireland is today the world’s eighth-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of pharmaceutical products.
Rohan Carr

Executive Retention: Getting Your Best to Stay

What is it that keeps senior employees engaged in their current organisation? What makes them stay despite other opportunities that might come their way? Is it the organisation’s culture, the people, money or something else? A comprehensive study of Australian executives was conducted as part of IRC Australia director Rohan Carr’s doctoral thesis. It was based on extensive interviews with a broad range of executives exploring factors retaining or likely to retain them in their current organisations.
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The Evolution of Aged Care in Australia

Malcom Duncan, IRC Australia | June 23, 2017

A journey to a sustainable, consumer driven and market based aged care system in Australia.

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Building Digital Culture in Industrial and Manufacturing Sector

Michael Kantel, IRC Germany | April 25, 2017

Behind the scenes of the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies, a profound digital transformation is now underway.

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Maximising Human Potential: an Organisation’s Dilemma.

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Jan. 30, 2017

At the last IRC Global Conference, Mr Jan Muehlfeit, former Chairman Europe of Microsoft Corporation, discussed the challenges faced by organisations in maximising human potential. These challenges stand in the way of unlocking true people capability. Such capability is vital as organisations are increasingly seeking to be innovative and smarter in the way they do things.

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From Olympic Gold - to Setting the Gold Standard in Children’s Programs!

Sylvia MacArthur, IRC Canada | Dec. 29, 2016

How a record breaking athlete applied his skills to building a global NGO.

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What’s holding you back from the C-suite?

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, IRC South Africa | Nov. 23, 2016

Despite the fact that there is a huge demand for top leaders in South Africa who boast the ‘full package’, the pool of suitably qualified and experienced C-suite executives is relatively small, not least because the leadership skills-set of the future is more expansive than ever, a leadership expert says.

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Leadership and the changing world of work

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Sept. 30, 2016

“Up to 40% of current Australian jobs could disappear within the next 15 to 20 years as robots and computers continue their unstoppable advance.” This headline (ABC, 4 July 2016) does not herald anything new, but rather serves to highlight the changing nature of work. Some change is obvious, some is more subtle and technology is not the only driver of this change.

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Unlikely Leaders

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Australia | Aug. 3, 2016

Some insights on leadership from global champion, Cathy Burke - Global Leader of Partnerships with The Hunger Project and Author of 'Unlikely Leaders'.

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University talent: it's not just academic!

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | June 26, 2016

One of the consequences of the focus on global rankings in the Higher Education sector has been the importance that Australian universities place on the attraction of research intensive academics, often from offshore institutions. Notwithstanding this, as we reflect on the past 15 plus years during which we have consulted to the sector, it has been fascinating to watch the evolution of the 'education professional' or 'university administrator'.

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Gender: The Black Sheep in the Transformation Debate

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, IRC South Africa | May 28, 2016

In spring 2016, Germany passed a law obligating some of Europe’s biggest companies to have women occupying 30% of their top jobs by next year. In doing so, Germany joined the ranks of several other countries introducing gender quotas in senior echelons.

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Recruitment in the Energy and Infrastructure Sector in South East Asia

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, IRC Malaysia and Thailand | Jan. 6, 2016

There are exciting times ahead in Asia, with the focus moving to green energy from oil & gas, which has taken a beating due to low oil prices. What are the trends in recruitment that we may expect in coming months? Read inside the report…

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