The #1 Thing That Breaks Your Digital Transformation Program


For the last three years, KPMG has published an annual report, “Keeping Us Up At Night“, where Australian business leaders rank their top challenges and issues. The same topic has ranked #1 for all three years: digital transformation. No surprise, right? Of course, leaders recognise the...

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Three Practical Tools for Creating Your Future


If you’re making plans for the future, beware! The strategies and tactics that worked in the past don’t work anymore, and they won’t work in the future. In an uncertain future, many people default to setting smaller goals or making short-term plans. But that’s the wrong approach. In...

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Make Better Decisions With This One Move


I’ve been doing a lot of work recently helping clients with their strategic planning. Obviously, I don’t have a crystal ball and they don’t expect me to predict the future. But they want to know some possible, plausible and probable future scenarios. Some things are easier to pl...

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Stop Trying to Predict the Future


In 1965, the oil company Royal Dutch Shell started its department of Long-Term Studies in its London headquarters. The term “department” is an exaggeration, because Ted Newland, who was given the lead role in this area, said, “I was placed in a little cubicle on the 18th floor and told to thi...

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Don’t Ignore the Live Dragons


The world is changing fast, and there are some things that are difficult to predict in our future. But that doesn’t mean you can’t foresee anything. Leaders look further into the future and see what’s lying ahead. “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations...

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Disruption By Design


In the past, when the world wasn’t changing as quickly, you had time to adapt, adjust, and evolve your organisation to solve new problems. Now, you need to move much faster – and disrupt yourself or be disrupted. Discover some of the tools you can use to innovate now – so you can be proac...

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Your Survival Secret For The Future: Time Travel (Yes, Really!)


Last week, I was back in one of my favourite countries – Singapore – attending a conference. This was part of my ongoing professional development, so I had the rare opportunity to not be one of the speakers, but had time to just be an audience member, absorbing the ideas. One of my high...

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Scan the Environment using PESTLE Analysis


When you’re planning for your future, it pays to know what might affect it from outside. You won’t be able to predict everything, but at least you will have some idea of the external pressures you might face. Scan the environment to consider the impact of external factors. One of the common too...

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Understand the Future Customer Journey


A few weeks ago, I was in Brisbane speaking to the CEOs of private hospitals in Queensland 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 w...

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What Will the City of the Future Look Like?


By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. What will the city of the future look like? Here are 10 things we’ll see in the not-too-distant future … Most buildings source their power from renewable energy sources. Vertical farming uses land effi...

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