Mindful Leadership: Governance and Mental Health
COVID-19 and the subsequent economic downturn have had a major impact on Australians’ mental health. Many of us have been placed under an unprecedented strain. How do directors help others cope? Can organisations maintain an effective culture if staff are not interacting face-to-face? And what should boards do to protect employees' safety and emotional wellbeing?
Relations with China: Unsettled ties with Australia's biggest trading partner
China remains Australia’s largest export market but the diplomatic relationship between the two countries has come under pressure. Leaders in Canberra and Beijing have been in conflict, with some companies left caught in the crossfire. Where are relations between Australia and China headed next – and what does it mean for Australian businesses?
Industry on a knife-edge: How will the hospitality sector recover from the pandemic?
The pandemic and lockdowns were an unprecedented hit for Australia's hospitality scene. Once-thriving bars, pubs and restaurants were forced to restrict their operations or close their doors entirely. Where does the sector go next? And what can directors learn from the hospitality sector's struggles?