Management Today

Australia's leading magazine for managers

Key link in the chain

12th Sep 2014
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Like many McDonald's managers, Andrew Gregory worked for the company as a teenager- now he is chief executive as the fast-food giant tries to thrive during difficult times, writes Tom Skotnicki.

Alliance gives members a skills boost

26th Aug 2014

The Australian Institute of Management has expanded its membership base after the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with the Association of School Business Administrators, writes Amy Birchall.

End looms for low interest rate era

25th Aug 2014
Hans Kunnen

The past 12 months have seen the lowest Australian interest rates in about 50 years. Who would have imagined a cash rate at 2.5 per cent and 10-year government bond yields below 4.0 per cent? Is this the new normal? Is it different this time? Are we ‘channelling’ the Japanese experience of the past two decades? asks Hans Kunnen.

Trendsetter clicks with fans

21st Aug 2014
Jane Lu

Entrepreneur Jane Lu saw a gap in the market and harnessed social media to successfully create her own online fashion empire. By Emma Williams.

Cashed in on World Cup fever

20th Aug 2014
World Cup

We’ve just had a fantastic FIFA World Cup, the world’s most-watched sporting event. But for breaks in 1942 and 1946, it has been held every four years since its inception in 1930. This time it was controversial because of protests against its hosting (and the 2016 Olympics in Rio) by local Brazilians, and suggestions of corruption in Qatar’s 2022 bid, writes Tim Harcourt in Airport Economist.

Deal or no deal

14th Aug 2014

Retail king Gerry Harvey claims top communications skills, impeccable timing and knowing what customers want are the key talents of successful salespeople. By Anthony Black

Ansett’s aviation passion takes wing

15th Aug 2014

Driving a second-hand Studebaker full of goods and passengers around Victorian rural towns began aviation pioneer Sir Reginald Myles Ansett’s transport career. By Henry Bowring.

Red tape: sorting fact from fiction

18th Aug 2014
Red tape

When Bob Hawke addressed the National Press Club in early June, he came up with a novel way to slash the regulatory burden faced by business. Abolish the states, argued the former prime minister. While many share Hawke’s enthusiasm to remove a tier of government, the brutal reality is the states are here to stay, writes Steve Lewis in 'Under the hill'.

A problem that must not be ignored

12th Sep 2014
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More common in the workplace than in the schoolyard, bullying not only harms those on the receiving end, it’s bad for business. By Emma Williams