Reductionist thinking – so easy to go down the rabbit hole!

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I spent yesterday with a couple of people thinking about our marketing communication. We started by identfying the different programs The Partnership offers. We then identified the messages and benefits for each program. Before I knew it, we were partcipating in an exercise of reductionism. We were thinking about each program as something separate from the others. And ...

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Living your dream – you can!

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Are you living your dream? What is your dream? I am writing this as I sit inside a cozy room at Cradle Mountain (part of a world renown national park in Tasmania) while the rain gently falls outside. These past few days Duart and I have had the privilege of watching a young couple, Chris ...

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Getting people off autopilot in your organisation

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Autopilot – our term for living and working in an unquestioning and largely unconscioous manner. Many people in the organisations in which we have and are currently working, are working and living on autopilot. Perhaps you are too? You know the feeling, get up go to work, do what you usually do, go home…. do ...

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Purpose and meaning at work – a possible outcome!

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Do you have an inkling that you could be contributing a meaningful purpose and you could be more deeply satisfied by your work? In the not so distant past, you would start your career based on a few choices aligned with how you performed in standard subjects like science, math or english at school, when you ...

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Are you grappling with how to change the culture?

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Our clients grapple with the question of how to change the culture because the world is changing so quickly around them. Their organisations need to learn how to adapt more quickly to remain relevant and survive. The nature of this adaption is typically identified as: A need to shift from an inward focus to a ...

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Feminine leadership is emerging

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Leadership is often a centralised concept that also encompasses notions of power and how it is used. But a more feminine leadership is emerging to engage and inspire people to nurture a better, more flourishing tomorrow. Many organisations we work in are unintentionally stuck in a scarcity mentality. Who can blame them? There is so ...

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Attention – it’s the greatest gift of all

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It may sound trite, but your attention is the greatest gift you can offer anyone this Christmas and on every other day of the year too. I would like to explore this idea of attention more fully. It’s something we take for granted really. But how we offer people our attention is a quality that can be developed ...

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Evolving from Moribund to Innovative

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Most organisations are moribund! It’s a big statement that you may feel somewhat insulted by. But everyone’s high degree of interest in ‘innovation and being innovative’ supports my claim. The high level of interest would not exist if everyone had the answer. And, if you are the CEO, it’s not your fault. It is a trend ...

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Keys to success in leadership development

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After each program we deliver, we set time aside to chew the fat and reflect on what woked well and what we can learn to do better. We are always learning. But increasingly two keys to success are standing out in the design of our programs. These are decisions that concern the length of the ...

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Caring and Purpose: cradles for better business and a better world

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Leaders who are interested in productivity, innovation and providing an attractive workplace, could liberate all these qualities with one very simple exercise… Helping people to identify and then live their own life purpose. As the organisation opens itself to embrace their people’s purpose; it will also find that the organisation purpose expands in ways that meets everyone’s ...

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