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Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Most people around the globe are looking forward to farewelling 2020. The turbulence has been extraordinary and the New Year will offer a welcome chance to pause and reset. You can expect the inevitable surge with predictions about the future to...

Finding Your Pathway Out Of The Maze

Finding Your Pathway Out Of The Maze

The consulting industry has found there is a lot of money to be made in describing complexity and risk in ever more detail. As awareness of complexity increases, uncertainty about how to act grows and it triggers client instinct to get more...

More Productivity from Idleness

More Productivity from Idleness

There is a relentless pressure on individuals and organisations to produce more and do it faster for longer. In the knowledge economy, doing less is also a viable strategy to be productive.  You often find that the best ideas and insights to...

Beware the Washing and Spinning

Beware the Washing and Spinning

The sheer speed and volume of information available today make it difficult, even for experts, to distinguish whether claims by people and organisations are fact, fiction, or somewhere in-between. For example, sustainability issues are becoming...

Humour, Creativity and Sacred Cows

Humour, Creativity and Sacred Cows

The comedic roles and writing of famed actor and author John Cleese often highlight experiences we can relate to with stupid people and outdated institutions. Humour can raise awareness, make a point and open our mindset to change. In a similar way...

Fishing From the Same Pond

Fishing From the Same Pond

Individual professionals and organisations alike are influenced by who they associate with.  Leaders will choose to hang out with people who have done what they want to do. A high-performance culture at the board-level shapes the success of...

If It’s Not Broken

If It’s Not Broken

I often use the fax machine as a metaphor for an industry organisation that continues on with an outdated business model because it’s not broken. The mindset is more pervasive than we like to believe. Japan’s new Minister for Administrative Reform,...

Sustaining Success

Sustaining Success

Words like ‘unprecedented’ or ‘climate change’ are wearing thin with many of us these days. Instead of listening to the noise and confusion, I find it more informative to observe what leading firms and industries are actually doing.  It is...

Leveraging the Law of Least Effort

Leveraging the Law of Least Effort

Political and social groups have experienced a significant decline in membership over the past decade. It seems that more people are choosing to disengage these days.  The results of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics general social...