Why You Need To Change Your Mind


As I’m writing this, ATAGI, the expert group advising us on Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, is meeting to reconsider its advice about the AstraZeneca vaccine. ATAGI initially approved the vaccine as safe for all adults, and that advice still applies. But, due to a small risk of blood clot...

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Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)


I’ve been delivering online presentations since 2009, so I have a lot of experience in this area. Of course, online meetings and presentations didn’t become mainstream until last year, when COVID-19 forced so many people to work from home for the first time. And now, with another recent spate o...

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Online Meetings That Sizzle, Not Suck


Have you ever found yourself in an online meeting that was so boring you wanted to crawl under the table? It’s hard to keep your team engaged during a long meeting, and that’s even more difficult in an online meeting. Your online meetings need to be interesting and engaging. If they are...

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In A Crisis, Look Further (Like a Fox!)


It seems a long time ago that we first heard of this ‘novel coronavirus’, and you might have hoped it would have run its course by now. But with Sydney going into lockdown to protect further spread, and a few leaks into other parts of Australia, it seems we have some time to go yet […] ...

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You Can’t Always Plan The Journey


Next week, I’ll be working with a leadership team to help them with their short-term strategic planning. They have an ambitious goal to grow by 50% within two years, and they need to create some concrete plans now to achieve that goal. But in a fluid, fast-changing environment, they don&...

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Embrace The Change-Makers In Your Team


Next week, Nikki and I are going on a short holiday to Denmark and Albany, in the south of Western Australia. We’re looking forward to visiting one of the most beautiful corners of the world, but the main purpose of our visit is to see Nikki’s 22-year-old daughter (my stepdaughter) Abbe...

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A Matter of Trust


To accelerate the journey from crisis to recovery and growth, build more trust in your team members – and their trust in you. That gives you more confidence they will act competently and with good judgement in an uncertain, fast-changing world. Listen To the Episode Get the book “Disru&...

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Want Better Ideas? Don’t Only Ask The Usual Suspects


I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Port Hedland, in the north-west of Western Australia, where I was speaking at a one-day economic and resources forum. Western Australia was recently ranked the most important mining location in the world, and the success of our mining and resources sect...

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Expand Your Team To Be Future-Fit


As we’re increasing vaccinations and easing restrictions in Australia, we continue to have the conversation about the best balance for our workplace of the future: everybody in the office (but that’s so 2019!), everybody working from home, or somewhere in between. If you enhanced your i...

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Understand the Future Customer Journey


I remember speaking at a conference in Brisbane to a group of CEOs of private hospitals about the future of healthcare. These are smart, savvy, experienced people who know healthcare is changing, know they need to change as well, but don’t know exactly what to do. But I know some of them were...

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It’s a Matter of Trust


Early in the pandemic, organisations with office workers scrambled to allow them to work from home. Many leaders and managers saw it only as a short-term crisis response. To everybody’s surprise, productivity increased and many people enjoyed working from home – and want that to continue on...

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Forever After: How COVID-19 Has Changed Our World Forever


When the pandemic crashed into our lives a year ago, it changed us in ways we could never have imagined. Now, on the other side of this crisis, some those are going back to ‘normal’, but the pandemic has changed some things forever. In this session, we’ll explore what this means f...

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Unleash Artificial Intelligence


Last year, during the worst of the pandemic, Oracle and Workplace Intelligence surveyed 12,000 employees globally about their mental health. Not surprisingly, three-quarters rated 2020 their most stressful year ever, but more interesting was their approach to dealing with it. Two-thirds said they w...

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Find Clarity In Uncertainty


In uncertainty and chaos, your people feel unsettled and insecure. You can’t promise them certainty and safety – nobody can – but you can give them greater clarity. In this episode of the Fit For The Future podcast, we explore the three essential parts of creating clarity: Reality (What is):&...

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Forever After: How COVID-19 Has Changed Our World Forever


In the 14th century, the bubonic plague – known as the Black Death – spread throughout the world, leaving death and destruction in its wake. It didn’t discriminate, slaying young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural. Densely populated Europe suffered the worst, but the rest of the world wa...

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Do Something That Matters


When Santiago Jaramillo, the CEO and co-founder of Saas software company Emplify, was a seven-year-old child in Colombia, he craved Snickers bars, which his parents couldn’t afford because they were expensive imported products. Young Santiago sold avocados from his garden to earn money, and e...

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Reimagining the Workplace – The Hybrid Workplace


It’s a year since the coronavirus first reached us, when lockdowns and physical restrictions forced organisations to make a mad scramble to get office workers working from home. Now, leaders and organisations are grappling with the challenge of understanding the workplace of the future. Emplo...

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Create a Premium Non-Digital Experience


Last year, when the pandemic virtually shut down international air travel and devastated the airline industry, Singapore Airlines – like most other airlines – grounded most of its fleet. Forced to generate revenue in other ways, the airline offered a first-class dining experience at home. For $...

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