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Where to for SEQ?

October 28, 2016 – By David Everton

Summer is coming, along with the usual internal monologue: “Perhaps I shouldn’t have had that piece of cake, slice of pizza or second bottle of wine.” Ok, hopefully not the last one. When it comes time to shape ourselves up for summer and rock that beach body, aspirational thoughts help. Significant behavioural change and effort… Read More

Obituaries are not opportunities

October 27, 2016 – By Mallory Tucker, FleishmanHillard

‘Newsjacking’ is not a new phenomenon and has been a part of campaign strategy as long as communication has been a business function. Social media has made this tactic easier than ever before. But handling it the wrong way can have impacts on reputation and can easily backfire. What happened: Sex symbol and music icon Prince… Read More

Is your business resilient? Ask yourself these 5 questions

October 26, 2016 – By Melissa Kaplan, Director of Digital and Innovation

Meteorologists have predicted a highly active storm season in Queensland for 2016/2017 with increased risk of damaging thunderstorms, rain, and cyclones. In a Deloitte report published in 2015 from the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities, it stated that the total costs of disasters will rise to an average of $33 billion… Read More

Political Update: The state of politics in Queensland

October 25, 2016

What does the current political state of Queensland mean for your business? Attend our FREE seminar with Rowland’s Strategic Advisor Hon. John Mickel and learn what the next 12 months holds for Queensland politics. Numbers are limited to 15 guests per session so please book at your earliest convenience. Click here to book your place… Read More

Three reasons risk management fails

October 19, 2016

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has warned the financial sector to improve its risk culture. Its concern is that many institutions are unwilling or unable to be better at risk management. How does risk management fail, and what can be done to improve risk culture? Risk management is successful when risks are realised, and only fails when: Hazards… Read More

The two sides of authentic leadership in a crisis

October 12, 2016 – By Brian West, FleishmanHillard

Recent global cyber-attacks have everyone focused on pre-determined ‘how to respond’ lists and directives in times of crisis; response manuals are built around them. While this form of preparation is a practical and essential part of addressing a problem, it unfortunately focuses company management on simply managing a crisis according to the lists in the… Read More