Do You Know Your Cost of Inaction (COI)?


When you’re planning an important change in your team or organisation, you might calculate the expected return on investment (ROI) before you go ahead. But there’s another thing you should calculate – and most people don’t. I’ll explain this using something we all know. It’s been mo...

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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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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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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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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 on s...

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Digital Transformation Won’t Disrupt You – Unless You Ignore It


For the three years before COVID-19, KPMG’s annual survey of Australian CEOs reported that digital transformation was their #1 priority. Even the pandemic didn’t slow this trend – and many leaders say it even accelerated their digital transformation by 5-10 years! And yet, McKinsey says 70% o...

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Forever After


The future isn’t what it used to be! When COVID-19 disrupted our lives last year, it changed the world in ways we could never have imagined. Now, on the other side of the worst of this crisis, some things will return to ‘normal’, but the pandemic has changed some things forever. I...

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The Power of the Pivot


Some leaders and business owners cringe now when they hear the word ‘pivot’, because it’s one of those words that became a cliché early in the pandemic – along with ‘the new normal’ and ‘unprecedented’. Many people with no business experience were urging struggling businesses t...

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Strong, Smart Leadership Moves In Disruption And Uncertainty


When you’re leading in times of uncertainty and rapid change, you can’t wait until you’re certain of the future before you take any action – because you’ll never be certain. The only way to make progress is to act with clarity despite an uncertain future. Clarity doesn’t remove the fog ...

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