The Secret to Keeping Focused

The Secret to Keeping Focused

One of the most confounding issues is how not to get distracted in your work. We produce our best work when ‘in the zone’, but getting and staying there is another matter.  Creative thinking and solving difficult problems are a challenge when faced with constant...
How Much can Change in a Decade?

How Much can Change in a Decade?

Big changes can creep up on you. Less than five years ago, Australia stopped manufacturing cars, but have you noticed you’re already sharing the road with mostly imported vehicles and likely driving one yourself? At the moment, people are trying to predict lots of...
Wading Through Treacle

Wading Through Treacle

‘Like wading through treacle’ is how a client described to me their experience of meetings with a supplier. Apparently, it was easier to endure unproductive meetings than to say no. As you re-orient to accelerate your career or organisation out of the pandemic, it is...
How Secrecy and Silence Enable Critics

How Secrecy and Silence Enable Critics

One of the chief reasons that innovation doesn’t happen is fear of criticism from within and outside. Competent leaders inevitably make others uncomfortable. They cause change when it’s needed, creating winners and losers.  They draw criticism. Leading change...