The Thinking Ahead Newsletter brings you regular updates on how to be fit for the future in a fast-changing world.

Here are some recent articles:

  • There’s a Reason They Can’t Get COVID-19 Out of Their Head
    Many years ago, when I was working in the UK, I went to Paris for a short weekend trip, and lined up at the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. Millions of people have done it over the years (and most of them seemed to be there the day I went, but that’s another story!). But ...
  • This Ten-Minute Trick Takes You From Chaos to Calm
    A few months ago, you might have been forgiven for thinking we in Australia were over the worst of COVID-19. The vaccine rollout – although slow – was happening, the spate of short lockdowns earlier in the year had stopped, and things were gradually getting better. But it didn’t take long to shatter that illusion, ...
  • Why You Need To Change Your Mind
    As I’m writing this, ATAGI, the expert group advising us on Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, is meeting to reconsider its advice about the AstraZeneca vaccine. ATAGI initially approved the vaccine as safe for all adults, and that advice still applies. But, due to a small risk of blood clotting issues, ATAGI added caveats downgrading it to ...
  • Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)
    I’ve been delivering online presentations since 2009, so I have a lot of experience in this area. Of course, online meetings and presentations didn’t become mainstream until last year, when COVID-19 forced so many people to work from home for the first time. And now, with another recent spate of lockdowns around the country, we ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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’t know exactly how to start ...
  • Embrace The Change-Makers In Your Team
    Next week, Nikki and I are going on a short holiday to Denmark and Albany, in the south of Western Australia. We’re looking forward to visiting one of the most beautiful corners of the world, but the main purpose of our visit is to see Nikki’s 22-year-old daughter (my stepdaughter) Abbey, who moved there a ...
  • Want Better Ideas? Don’t Only Ask The Usual Suspects
    I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Port Hedland, in the north-west of Western Australia, where I was speaking at a one-day economic and resources forum. Western Australia was recently ranked the most important mining location in the world, and the success of our mining and resources sector was the major factor in Australia ...
  • Expand Your Team To Be Future-Fit
    As we’re increasing vaccinations and easing restrictions in Australia, we continue to have the conversation about the best balance for our workplace of the future: everybody in the office (but that’s so 2019!), everybody working from home, or somewhere in between. If you enhanced your infrastructure in 2020 to support people working from home, that infrastructure ...
  • 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 taken aback when ...
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