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New study improves leadership selection

November 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In a world first, researchers at the Australian School of Business (UNSW) have discovered that leadership success can be determined simply by the way an individual responds to a difficult information processing task …

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How leaders manage complexity

November 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A recent Australian study conducted at the Australian School of Business explains why some managers succeed while others fail in challenging, ambiguous and complex roles …

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Client Case Study: Reshaping executive bench strength

September 19, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Background: This high profile Australian organisation had enjoyed 80 years of dominance in the information and advisory sector.  It is a highly technical organisation with internally competitive silos and long tenured executive-level leaders.  With a somewhat risk-averse culture, the organisation traditionally focused on incremental improvement to operational processes rather than strategic level step-change. In early […]

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Tech Talk: ‘Faking Good’

September 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Individuals have a lot to gain and often much to lose when participating in a selection process.  It comes as no surprise that under such conditions people are highly motivated to do their best.  So much so, that most people will deliberately (and sometimes unconsciously) overstate their strengths and understate their perceived weaknesses.  This tendency […]

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In the news: ‘New wisdom for challenging times’

September 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Glenn Stevens in a recent Australian Financial Review article said that ‘conventional wisdom is occasionally just wrong.  And someone has to have enough nous, background, judgment and history to say so’1.  The RBA Board, like most strategic-level decision makers, relies heavily on analytical data to make important decisions.  Gut instinct holds little weight when setting […]

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Welcome to Hipotential

September 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Welcome to our quarterly Newsletter.  Through this forum we hope to provide you with the latest research and advice for selecting high potential leadership talent.  Firstly, a little background on Hipotential. We are in the business of improving your leadership bench strength.  We don’t recruit or deliver leadership training programs.  Instead, we use advanced multi-source […]

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