• Why this is the best time to invest in leadership skills

    Zivit Inbar     |      August 25, 2020

    Our generation (including our leaders) has never encountered such levels of combined health-economical-geopolitical-societal-personal uncertainty. For businesses, this means uncertainty in the future and a new set of risks to mitigate and lead. Does your organisation have the skills to manage them successfully?

  • Foundation calls for Australians to ‘strive to be kind’ and ‘strive to be equal’

    First 5000     |      July 21, 2020

    The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation has launched their annual Strive To Be Kind Campaign calling on Australians to spread kindness and participate in Strive To Be Kind Day on Friday the 31st of July.

  • Podcast: Bobby Mahlab talks Mentor Walks and women in media

    Darren Woolley     |      February 10, 2020

    Managing Marketing Podcast host Darren Woolley and Bobbi Mahlab founder and managing director of Mahlab discuss how the Mentor Walks program started, some of the main issues for women working in media and the evolving nature of business. 

  • How to build and maintain optimism at work

    Dana Lightbody     |      February 5, 2020

    When everything is going great in business, optimism is easy. You’re pumped, you’re achieving something, you’re doing it on your own terms, and you are your own boss.

  • Australia Day honours for First 5000 founder Peter Fritz

    Helen Hull     |      January 30, 2020

    Congratulations to Global Access Partners’ Chairman and creator of First 5000, Peter Fritz who was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to Australian business particularly to information technology and communications, and to public policy.

  • Why do organisations need a crisis to understand they have a problem?

    Dr Zivit Inbar     |      January 28, 2020

    Shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders have grown weary of seeing scandalous headlines condemning large businesses and institutions as they lurch from one crisis to another.

  • The importance of innovation, planning and funding for sustainable business growth

    First 5000     |      January 28, 2020

    Australian businesses looking to achieve growth must do so in a planned, controlled, and fully funded way to avoid letting their attachment to the concept of growth drag the organisation down, according to the latest thinkBIG report by RSM Australia.

  • Next decade must be about policy adaptation on key national issues

    Mark McKenzie     |      January 10, 2020

    Small business is a bellwether when it comes to the economic and social well-being of local communities – and the first half of 2020 looks set to be really challenging.

  • The changing profile of CEOs: report

    First 5000     |      January 10, 2020

    A new type of CEO is emerging as companies seek different skillsets and backgrounds from CEOs appointed today versus a decade or more ago, according to the Route to the Top 2019 report from, executive search company, Heidrick & Struggles.

  • How to create accountability, improve performance in your business

    Hayley Furer     |      January 7, 2020

    Accountability within the workplace doesn’t mean clock-watching or micromanaging your employees. In fact, creating accountability within your teams is a key part of employee engagement and business success, as it can increase motivation to achieve their goals.

  • Why fairness is a leadership trait that matters

    Michelle Gibbings     |      January 3, 2020

    When you are developing a leadership program to uplift the capability of leaders one of the behavioural traits that isn’t likely to make the framework is fairness.

  • The 7 attributes of leading well

    David Pich     |      December 13, 2019

    Most leaders will agree that inspiration is the hallmark of successful leadership. Indeed the words ‘leadership’ and ‘inspiration’ are often used in tandem when we think of leaders in law who inspire us.

  • YPO elects 2020-2021 chairman

    First 5000     |      December 2, 2019

    YPO, the premier global leadership community for chief executives, has elected of Anastasios (Tassos) Economou to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2020-2021 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors.

  • How you can help people realise their potential

    David Banger     |      November 28, 2019

    The expectations of employees have changed; the role of performance management continues to evolve with some organisations now removing their traditional annuals review process and replacing these with regular coaching conversations.

  • Engage your people when it comes to culture

    Ross Judd     |      November 26, 2019

    Creating a great organisational culture should be a fantastic experience, after all it’s something everyone wants, even your most jaded, cynical, and negative person. Think about it, do you know anyone that wouldn’t want to be part of a great culture?

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