The first speaker for SPASA's Leadership Convention has been announced. Trends expert and author Michael McQueen will deliver a presentation titled 'Winning the battle for relevance'.
Many managers and employees have developed the art of incompetence into a new skill. Rather than simply making mistakes and learning, their incompetence is now a value-added benefit provided at no cost in everything they do.
SPASA will join other Asia–Pacific and global associations in presenting at the Piscine Global Asia Pool Summit. The summit will look at trends and figures worldwide and initiate networking among major companies and associations in the sector.
Cross-generational management is one of the many challenges faced by leaders today. The fact is, the longer you are in a leadership position, the younger the workforce you manage gets in comparison. These tips will help you adapt your leadership style to suit the various generational groups in your workforce.
Small and medium business (SMB) confidence has surged to its highest level since March 2010, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. The survey revealed that business confidence rose eight points to +46 on a net basis.
The main hall for the Sydney Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo has already sold out, show manager AEE has announced, suggesting that the 2017 show will be the largest ever held by SPASA.
SPASA WA has announced a range of industry training courses for 2017, from retail to pool chemistry to hydraulics. The courses have been designed in consultation with leading industry experts and are delivered by knowledgeable industry specialists with years of hands-on practical experience.
SPASA Australia has appointed a communication and events coordinator to plan and organise its events and improve communication to members and consumers. Based in Adelaide, Megan McElhinney commenced the role on 1 January.
SPASA Australia has announced it will host a Leadership Convention later this year. Timed to coincide with the National Awards of Excellence, the inaugural Leadership Convention will be held on 31 August at Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. The awards will be held the same evening.
Nothing shapes and sustains credibility like a leader who leads by example. It's no secret that actions speak louder than words, particularly when your philosophies and behaviour can motivate your employees to do their best or their worst work.
After months of negotiations, the US's two major pool industry bodies — the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) — have decided not to continue the process of unifying the two organisations.
The NSW Government has missed many opportunities to meaningfully impact pool and spa safety in its response to the Lambert Report, SPASA NSW/ACT says. The industry association issued a 25-page response to the government's response.
AALARA (the Australia Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association) is calling for speakers for its 2017 conference. Presentations are sought for keynote, performer panel and industry forum sessions.
The word 'training' often conjures up images of school days stuck in a classroom with a teacher whose main aim seemed to be boring their students to death. No wonder so many people baulk at the mere mention of the word. But training these days — and particularly training for industry — couldn't be further from this scenario.