Leadership

The country where 78% of business has growth confidence

Seventy-eight percentage of businesses in Brazil in South America have the highest level of confidence in their 2020 business growth prospects of 13 countries surveyed. This was followed by Australia and the United Arab Emirates (69%), the research found.

Odd problem with unlimited leave and unlimited sick pay

"I don't think you can judge someone's work output by the amount of leave they are taking. Someone who takes a lot of leave could be getting the same amount of work done as someone who's not," said Rocketwerkz CEO Dean Hall

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer to stand down

Since the AUSTRAC scandal broke, the Westpac board held at least two board meetings with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanding the board show some accountability.

Alibaba to have biggest IPO listing of the year

Order books for its US$12 billion Hong Kong share sale have already been covered "multiple times", sources with direct knowledge of the matter said last Friday, as the e-commerce group kicked off its campaign for the secondary listing.

Woman now highest paid CEO in Australia for first time

Only four women made the top 50 highest paid CEOs in Australia list and just five CEOs cracked the A$10 million mark. Fortescue Metals CEO Elizabeth Gaines secured the title of best-performing CEO, based on shareholder returns over the past financial year.

CEO of major healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente dies

"An outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard was a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve. Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives."