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Baker, Kurt
ESV Accounting and Business Advisors

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Levy, Robert
Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Author: Cameron Brinn

Why is automation such a buzzword these days? It all comes down to the fact that the way we work is changing. In fact, the nature of work itself is changing. Old jobs are disappearing, and new ones are constantly being created. Two major drivers of this seismic shift in the employment landscape are unavoidable demographic changes and our ever-increasing ability to automate tasks.

Read more: Digital Automation Deployment Strategies

Effectiveness is becoming more critical than ever to individual and organisational success, and the good news is that this can be learned. As business owners and senior leaders there is never enough time in the day to get everything done, and we have competing priorities which pull us in all directions. The concept of being an effective leader is nothing new, and some of the practices behind it are obvious, but it is worth thinking about how, where and when we can be more effective in our businesses.

Read more: Creating Effectiveness in the Workplace

With the ever-increasing number of tests, surveys, self-help books, articles and motivational speeches on leadership, it can be difficult to ascertain what qualities make a great leader. Firstly, it is important to determine why effective leadership is important and what are its benefits. Leadership is an essential function of management which helps maximise efficiency and achieve goals with impact. These benefits include; retaining top talent, nurturing future leaders, a positive workplace culture, increased employee engagement and improved creativity and innovation. However, the traditional “command and control” management tactic is no longer having its desired effect, and those failing to adapt are being left behind. To future-proof your leadership and business, try incorporating the below suggestions.

Read more: Future-Proof Your Leadership Skills!

‘Emotional Intelligence’ has become a bit of a buzz word in recent years as many researchers and HR experts have started stressing the importance of harnessing and building Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. The World Economic Forum even included Emotional Intelligence in its top 10 skills that we will need to possess to thrive in the workplace of 2020 - it didn’t even feature in the top 10 in 2015! So, what exactly is Emotional Intelligence and how can it play a role in your business?

Read more: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

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Email attacks and scams continue to be a pervasive nuisance at best, or increasingly harmful to organizations at worst. While in general you should avoid sending any sensitive information via email, below are additional tips you and your employees can put into practice to better safeguard both personal information and your company.

Read more: 11 Email Safety Tips Your Employees Can Start Using Today