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This Month

Bo Seo, author of Good Arguments (Simon & Schuster)

A Harvard graduate explains why good debate makes us all better

Two-time World Debating champion and former AFR journalist Bo Seo argues that listening is at least as important as talking in creating a more harmonious world.

  • Andrew Burke
Desmond Shum pictured in New York, in 2010.

‘Wealthy people aren’t so much brilliant as lucky’

An insider’s account of Chinese crony capitalism provides better business advice than modern versions of How to Make Friends and Influence People.

  • Aaron Patrick

June

Victoria Mills

Does coaching make you a better boss?

Searches for such training on Google have increased 170 per cent in the past five years. Here’s why more leaders are turning to it.

  • Natasha Boddy
One in four people say they have a bad apple on their team

One in four people work with a bad apple. Is it you?

One in four workers think they have a bad apple on their team – and more than one in 10 say it is their manager.

  • Natasha Boddy

Mike Cannon-Brookes wants to change how you manage your company

Can technology companies such as Atlassian end the most time-consuming and complained-about feature of work life?

  • Aaron Patrick

May

Scott Stein says many leaders falsely believe they can do the task more quickly themselves.

Don’t know how to delegate effectively? Follow this four-step plan

The most common mistake is to start by handing off a task, leaving it with the person you’ve given it to and waiting to see the results.

  • Scott Stein