Ian Narev and CBA - What About Accountability?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Joe Watkins 0 Comments

“In explaining why no executives had been let go, the CBA boss noted that even with strong standards there was little an executive could do to completely eradicate the risk of a rogue operator.” Daniel Palmer, Australian March 7th. ‘Rogue operators’ – really! Do ..

Accountability - the issue of our time

Monday, February 06, 2017 Carolyn Dean 0 Comments

My business partner Joe has written a number of posts over the past six months on this topic and today’s hearings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (http://childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/) prompts me to add to the conversation. Accountability:  ..

Performance Management - It's Not Rocket Science

Monday, February 06, 2017 Joe Watkins 0 Comments

After working with executives and executive teams for the past 11 years here at Hewsons (http://www.hewsons.com.au/), I have observed that performance management at all levels throughout an organisation comes down to two things. Make good decisions and effectively implement those decisions.  ..

Trump is a Symptom of Bigger Issues

Friday, October 28, 2016 Joe Watkins 0 Comments

People are concerned that Trump may be elected as President and the damage he could do to the world. From my perspective, whether he gets elected or not, the source of his relative success if not addressed will continue and will show up in other ways. So if the US (and the world) is concern ..

What business leaders can learn from the Federal Election 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Joe Watkins 0 Comments

This election represents a clear failure of leadership. It is also a mirror for many of our organisations. The issues that are at the source of the election results are the same issues that are at the source of increasing cynicism in our business leaders and the low levels of engagement of the w ..