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Do Generational Groups Actually Exist?

Do Generational Groups Actually Exist?

Some years ago, I attended a presentation by a prominent social researcher who spoke about segmentation of consumers by age groups – Baby Boomers, Gen Z, Millennials and so on. I left the event thinking it was intriguing, but it didn’t quite gel...

Farming the Fields of Possibility

Farming the Fields of Possibility

As businesses and organisations adapt to adversity, one behaviour is associated with success. Instead of retreating and looking inwards in defense, they become bolder and more assertive about innovating.  Remember that massive companies such...

Stop Producing Outputs of No Use to Businesses

Stop Producing Outputs of No Use to Businesses

Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to introduce a new idea to an organisation, become a new service provider or be appointed to an industry or training board? One reason you’ve failed is that the institution has become a closed shop. New thinking...

Leading for Member or Industry Interests

Leading for Member or Industry Interests

We like to think that industry representative organisations act in a principled way for the interests of an industry as a whole. It’s just not true. The reality is that peak bodies tend to act first for their members, or for particular types of...

Choose your Mindset: Survive or Thrive

Choose your Mindset: Survive or Thrive

No one needs reminding of the realities and risks during a downturn. However, we do need reminding that there are always bright spots, where organisations are defying trends and the state of the market. It’s the reverse of what happens in the good...

How to Defeat Government Red Tape

How to Defeat Government Red Tape

You often see successful business leaders start sweeping change at the top. They might cut business class travel, move out of expensive corporate headquarters and reduce executive numbers. They are deliberately sending a signal to all of what’s to...