Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


Einstein said we can’t solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. I’m no Einstein, but it’s obvious that is a key insight into becoming fit for the future. Many organisations, leaders, and teams are still stuck in old ways of thinking – sometimes B...

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Stunning Slides: The Secret Formula for Engaging Presentations


Have you ever sat through a presentation with boring PowerPoint slides? Of course you have! But the problem is not with PowerPoint, but with the way the presenter used it. One of the most important factors in the success of your presentation is the design of your slide deck. Text-heavy slides and b...

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The One Leadership Skill You MUST Have for the Future


I have a puzzle for you with these four cards: As you can see, you can see the back of #1 and #3 and the front of #2 and #4. Now suppose I made this statement: Just by looking at the cards, you can’t tell whether this is true or false. You would have to […] Read more ...

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Unwritten Ground Rules


As a futurist, part of my job is to help people understand what’s around the corner in their industry. But it’s also about helping them prepare for it – what I call becoming fit for the future. One of the most important things you can do is build the judgement of your team members. It...

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A Day in the Life of a Future Worker


The tyranny of distance is coming to an end. In a few years, teams won’t need to be in the same office. Travel will happen in driverless cars. Drones will deliver goods 24/7. Virtual reality will take us across the world instantly. What will work look like in the near future? In this episode,...

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Housing Challenges and Innovations for the South West of Australia


In the next three weeks, I’ll be speaking at two conferences in the South West region of Australia – just “down the road” from where I live in Perth. One of these is the Critical Horizons conference, which this year has a focus on housing the South West in the future. In the...

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There’s an I In Team


Modern teams are different. Employees have a voice and want it heard; they want work that gives them meaning, not just money; they want mentoring, not just training; and they want to express their individuality and bring their unique skills into the workplace. I covered this topic recently in a web...

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Influencers are Everywhere


Natalie Tran operates one of Australia’s most popular YouTube channels. In 2009, in the early days of YouTube, she was Australia’s most popular YouTube channel, with over 150,000 subscribers. Even now, despite the growing competition for YouTube eyeballs, she has over 1.5 million subscr...

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LeaderSpeak


The ability to craft and deliver compelling messages is a key leadership imperative, but many leaders struggle to be influential in a cluttered world. Rohan Dredge teaches leaders the skill of LeaderSpeak. In this interview, he shares what it takes to transform your messages to be truly influential...

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5 Things Your Conference Audience Cares About Now


We keep hearing stories about the generational shift in the workplace, with more Gen Y’s (Millennials) moving into leadership positions. That’s true in the world of conferences as well. If you’re a conference organiser, sponsor, speaker, or event manager, it’s crucial that y...

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The Future of Learning


Accelerate the experience curve. In the past, the most common development choice was a training course, but now there are many other options. By tapping into a variety of ways to accelerate learning in your organisation, you cater to individual needs, build on existing knowledge, and create exponen...

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Spread Your Knowledge And Expertise Further


Whatever your role in your team, you’re there because of your expertise – and some people value and recognise that expertise. But that’s probably limited to your colleagues, your team members, your boss, and perhaps a few other people. Amplify that expertise by reaching more peopl...

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Fit For the Future


Are you fit for the future? Join Gihan Perera, Ian Berry, Alicia Curtis and Jenny Brockis in this blab as we discuss the key principles you need as a leader to be fit for the future. Listen in and you’ll learn about diversity, neuroscience, change management, self-leadership, and even leadership ...

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"What If This Was More Social?"


My partner Nikki’s daughter, Abbey, is just starting Year 12 at school this week. I help her with her Maths and Chemistry study, and she’s a hard-working, disciplined and very competent student. In short, a pleasure to teach. To help her further with her maths study, I’ve created ...

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Don’t Set Goals – Set a Theme


At the start of the year, you’ll see, hear and read plenty of advice about setting your 12-month goals. The trouble with this advice is that twelve months is a long time now! Our world is changing so fast that in twelve months, motivations change, unexpected obstacles occur, and even the reas...

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China On Our Doorstep


The world’s power is shifting, and many commentators are calling this The Asian Century. China expert David Thomas explains why Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of this – and why it’s an imperative now. In this conversation, you will learn: How the world’s ec&...

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YouTube Has Created Huge Opportunities for Individuals


Charli’s Crafty Kitchen, run by eight-year-old Charli and her five-year-old sister Ashlee, has one of the biggest food and cooking YouTube channel in the world. They couldn’t have done that 10 years ago because TV used to control visual access to the masses. But it doesn’t anymore. &#...

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The Future of Work


The workplace is changing – in where we work, when we work, and who does the work. This creates challenges and opportunities for leaders, who have to achieve their goals with distributed, global and fluid teams. Here are the five key questions leaders need to ask about the future of work: WH&...

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