The Best Workplace on Earth


We all know the workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. But what will the workplace of the future look like? It’s more than just technology and automation – it’s about the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people w...

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Disrupt Less, Innovate More


I hear a lot of talk about leaders talking about their business or industry being disrupted, and they want to know how to deal with all this “disruption”. I think that’s the wrong way to look at it. Two decades ago, Harvard scholar Clayton (“Clay”) Christensen wrote the...

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Are You Building The Best Workplace on Earth?


There’s a war for talent, and the best people can choose where they work. Are you creating the sort of workplace that will attract and keep them? ...

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The Best Workplace on Earth


We all know the workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. It’s more than just technology and automation – it’s about the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people with the skills we need for future-proofing our organi...

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The Single Best Change Management Technique Most Leaders Skip


A few days ago, I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presenting to a group of leaders in an organisation that’s going through a lot of change. Together with Dr. Shaun Ridley (from the Australian Insitute of Management WA) and Dr. Jenny Brockis (an expert in brain fitness and future thinking), we...

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Are You Flexible Enough for Flexible Work?


 

The Fair Work Commission recently added a new rule about flexible work in Australia that tips the scales in favour of employees. In a nutshell, if an employee wants more flexible working hours, their boss can’t automatically refuse it.

Even if this ruling won’t apply to you, it sh...

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Find Talent Everywhere


Many leaders and business owners ignore one of the most powerful sources of ideas and insights that’s right in front of their eyes: the unique skills and talents of their most junior people. ...

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They Are Smarter Than You Think They Are


If you asked a random group of people for their general impression of a brilliant scientist, many of them would give you a stereotypical description: the lone genius working long hours in a private laboratory, labouring over his instruments until he has a flash of inspiration that changes everythi...

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Five Smart Ways to Double Your Team’s Productivity


Most leaders and managers don’t know how to lead teams in a disruptive, fast-changing world. This is true even if you’re an experienced leader – or, dare I say it, especially if you’re an experienced leader. What used to work doesn’t work anymore, and you need new strategies to lead and ...

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Are You Really Solving Customer Problems?



I was recently in Melbourne, delivering the opening keynote presentation at the AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute) National Convention. These are senior leaders and managers in the HR space in Australia, and one of the questions they ask is:
“How do I make sure that HR stays relevant in ...

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