Five Smart Ways to Double Your Leadership Productivity


I’m preparing for my next Future-Ready Leaders coaching program, which starts in May, and the first few participants have shared what they most want to get from the three months we’ll be working together. And I’m always curious to see what’s top of mind for leaders. Of course, the topics al...

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Map Many Scenarios, Choose a Few


I’m preparing for my next Disruption By Design leadership program, which starts in May, and the first few participants have shared what they most want to get from the three months we’ll be working together. Not surprisingly, ‘leading in uncertainty’ is a common theme! As we’re gradually l...

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Be a Possibility Thinker


Most of us now have heard of self-driving cars, but even a few years ago that wasn’t necessarily true. So when Google, which was one of the pioneers in self-driving car technology, first started developing prototypes, I used to carry a photo of one of their early models on my phone: Credit: smoot...

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Stunning Slides for Online Presentations


In a ‘living with COVID’ world, we’ll see many more online meetings and online presentations. That means presentations skills are more important than ever before, especially when you’re presenting to an ‘invisible audience’ who have so many other distractions in ...

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Want to Be a Better Leader? Become An Authority


We all know leadership has changed, and people expect different things from their leaders. We still face an uncertain future, Generation Z employees don’t automatically respect older managers, hybrid and distributed teams are breaking down traditional hierarchies, and age and seniority don’...

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Habit Trumps Discipline


What are the habits in your personal life? Things like brushing your teeth twice a day, getting dressed, a glass of red wine with dinner, washing up the dirty dishes in the sink, putting on your seat-belt when you get in the car, going to the gym, eating everything on your plate, locking the door [...

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5 TED Talk Secrets To Revamp Your Online Presentations


(Picture courtesy of Steve Jurvetson) What’s your favourite TED Talk? If you’re a fan of TED, I’m sure you will have your favourites. Mine include some of the classics, such as: Ken Robinson talking about creativity and education Dame Stephanie Shirley talking about ambitious women (that’s&...

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The #1 Thing You Can Do To Amp Up Your Online Presentations


I was recently speaking at a company’s annnual conference, which they were running online again this year because of COVID-19 uncertainty. The speaker before me was the CEO, who made a brief but highly engaging presentation. The content was what you would expect – summary of last year, top-...

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How Digital Are You?


In a presentation last week, I shared some of the challenges Australian business leaders said they will face in the year ahead. It’s based on some research done by KPMG at the start of each year, where they ask leaders, “What’s keeping you up at night?” In the presentation, I looked at the ...

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The Top Four Business Challenges for 2022


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. In this podcast episode, I...

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The Top Four Business Challenges for 2022


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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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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