Your Secret Weapon for Success In Uncertainty


With most of Australia back in lockdown, it’s easy to think ‘Here we go again’! Be careful, because there’s a common – but dangerous – trap many leaders fall into when the future is uncertain. Because you can’t see far ahead, it’s tempting to think only about small goals and sho...

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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 before we’...

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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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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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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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Embrace Chaos


If you’re picking apples from a tree, how would you choose the best apples? You might decide based on colour, shape, size, texture, and other physical attributes. But research from University College London suggests we subconsciously also factor in the ease of reaching the apple. The low-hanging ...

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Adapt, Don’t Simplify


As part of my mathematics degree at the University of Western Australia, we calculated how objects in space – such as planets, asteroids, and moons – would interact with each other, based on their mass, velocity, and other factors. We assumed these objects were perfect spheres, which was a reas...

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Twelve Insights for 2021 – And Beyond


As we come towards the end of this wild and crazy year, you might be looking ahead to a very different 2021. In this episode, I share 12 quotations I use with my audiences and clients when talking about innovation, change, disruption, leadership, and making a difference. Here’s the list of th...

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Clear Planning for an Unclear Future


In the early days of a crisis, everybody is scrambling just to survive. But the most successful people move beyond just survival to create opportunities – even when facing an uncertain future. The old way of setting goals doesn’t work in an uncertain, fast-changing world. But that doesnR...

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Map Many Scenarios, Choose a Few


I remember a couple of years ago when I had my first dangerous close encounter with a kangaroo when driving on a country road. We were enjoying a quiet weekend away in Yallingup, in the beautiful South-West region of Australia, driving on a road near the beach, when a roo jumped out from bushes in ...

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