The Top Four Business Challenges for 2022 – Online Presentation On Thursday


We’ve had yet another year of massive change and disruption in all areas of our society. What will we face in the year ahead? KPMG’s annual “Keeping Us Up at Night” survey identifies what senior leaders say will be their biggest challenges in 2022. Join me for this practical...

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Disrupt Less, Innovate More


After two years of massive and (dare I say it) unprecedented disruption, Australia and much of the Western world are moving towards ‘living with COVID’. Even my home State of Western Australia has finally conceded it‘s time! Don’t get me wrong! We haven’t seen the back of this pandemic ye...

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The Five Key Mindsets for the Future


Last week, I delivered the opening keynote session for a company that had an online conference to launch a major international construction project. The audience was full of smart, experienced, world-class engineers from around the world, so there was nothing I could teach them in their area of exp...

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Wise Leadership in the Age of AI


Are the robots coming for your job? Yes and no. Automation and AI are rapidly spreading through every industry and every workplace. They accelerated during COVID-19, because the need for limiting physical contact forced organisations to find more digital solutions (According to McKinsey, 67% of com...

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The Future Job Skill That’ll Change Everything


School is back this week in Western Australia, and last week I worked with two forward-thinking schools who ran professional development conferences for their staff. They wanted to know more about jobs, careers, and the future of work, so they could make their teaching more relevant for students. O...

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Expect The Unexpected


We’re almost two years into this pandemic, and it’s given most people a completely new perspective on disruption, change, and uncertainty. Our world will never be the same again, and the most successful leaders will be those who know how to lead in uncertainty. In this highly interactiv...

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Your World, Redefined – A Day In Our Life in 2025


Right now, in early 2022, it’s easy to put all our energy into wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s important, of course, but we’re also seeing many other significant, profound, and exciting changes in our world. Here’s a small glimpse into how our daily life might look just a few y...

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Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)


For more than two years, we’ve been running online meetings, attending online meetings, making online presentations, and participating as audience members in online presentations. And I’m sure we’ve all seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve been delivering online presentations since 20...

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Open Up


There’s a common myth that experienced business leaders are dinosaurs from a bygone era, so “of course” it’s inevitable they will get disrupted by younger, more diverse, more tech-savvy, “new” thinkers. Or so the story goes. But it’s not true. There are many experienced, established l...

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Stay Relevant in 2022


As we’re starting a new year and looking ahead to yet another of our annual round-trip voyages around the sun, there’s no doubt we will still face a lot of uncertainty during the next few months (years!). A lot has changed in the last two years, and we should expect a lot more to change [&helli...

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The Three Unwritten Rules for Success in 2022 (You Won’t Believe #2)


Based on my research into how the next 12 months will pan out, here are my three unwritten rules for success in 2022: 1. 2. 3. “Unwritten” (geddit?). Ha, ha, must be the silly season getting to me! But seriously, … Here are ten things you could do as a leader to be more successful...

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21 Ways the World Became Better in 2021


As we’re nearing the end of 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on for yet another year, it’s easy to forget our world has also become better in many, many ways. Here are just 21 ways the world has become better in 2021. (Sources: Forbes, Springwise, The Happy Broadcast, Wikipedia...

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Leadership Trends You Must Know For 2022


As we’re getting to the end of 2021, we know the world of work will be very different in 2022. The World Economic Forum predicts some significant changes, and leaders and managers everywhere have to think differently. In this interactive and practical session, I’ll share the essential t...

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Resilience Is Not Enough


A couple of years ago, when my then 20-year-old stepdaughter Abbey was living in Perth, she and I used to go out regularly for breakfast or lunch. As soon as the food arrived, she – like many others of her generation – pulled out her smartphone, took a photo, and shared it with her friends [&he...

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To Make Better Decisions, Scan Wider


Like many others, during our strict lockdown early in the pandemic, we used jigsaw puzzles to while away the time. If you enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles, you know the most common tactics: start with the edges, sort the pieces by colour, sort them by shape, tackle a difficult section together, work on...

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Shut Up And Listen


It’s now almost two years since COVID-19 first spread through the world, and there’s no doubt the pandemic has created huge stress and anxiety in many workplaces. So if you’re a leader or manager, you might be heartened by some recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management ab...

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Give Them Meaning, Not Just Money


A few weeks ago, Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius interviewed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about his ideas for a post-pandemic future. Not surprisingly, Nadella talked about some technology things, like Microsoft’s new collaboration platform, virtual reality, and the Facebook m...

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Here’s How to Lead in 2022: Be An Avocado Leader


As we’re coming to the end of 2021, you might be putting plans in place for 2022. Of course we’re not through this pandemic yet, so 2022 still holds some uncertainty and doubt. If you’re a leader, manager, or business owner (or all three!), this gives you a double challenge: creating a plan t...

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