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Watching the fall out from the 2016 Brexit vote has been met with increasing alarm and bewilderment. No matter what side of the debate you are on. The increasingly entrenched tribal views of each side of the Brexit question have added to the mess. No one is listening anymore. Hard, extreme core groups are facing...
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Now in its second year, UWA showcased its Launchpad graduates – which gives participants full six credits for any undergrad course at the university – at an annual pitch night… ‘They never had uni courses like this in my day‘ – is what almost every audience member over the age of 25 was probably thinking, as...
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A leader asks not commands, says ‘let’s go’ not ‘go’, develops people rather than orders people… a leader sets the tone, the culture, demonstrates the core values, which begets behaviour. A leader can’t be everywhere, do everything. So it’s crucial that they communicate clearly what they want the organisation or team to do, what the goals...
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Rather than put up an informed debate, all you need now do is roar ‘fake news!’ at anything you don’t like. How has it come to this? Right off the bat let’s be clear what ‘fake news‘ is. It’s pure fabrication, invention and lies dressed up as a news story. It is intended to deceive....
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Over the break I read Eddie Izzard’s excellent ‘Believe Me, a memoir of love, death and jazz chickens‘. Bill Gates, of all people, had recommended it as a top read, and I thought ‘now why would a serious bloke like Mr Gates be into the autobiography of an English cross-dressing comedian?’ Then I reached page...
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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill I trust your Christmas was fine and dandy, spent relaxing and  re-energising, in the company of good friends and family. When you get to a certain age, Christmas is less exciting than when you were a...
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An oft-heard refrain these days is a lament “Everything’s changing so fast!” and it would be easy to sign up to this notion. Look how we totally rely on our smartphones these days, turning to them an average of 150 times a day. It makes one wonder what we did for entertainment, news and chat...
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Anyone can buy things, but selling doesn’t come naturally to everyone. That’s perhaps why 97% of home owners in Western Australia use a real estate agent to sell their home. No doubt it’s also because the agents have the experience and expertise to sell houses. It’s what they do, after all. The average person only...
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Smart leaders are no longer casting themselves as solo visionaries, but are rather rewriting the rules of innovation, so claims Harvard Business Professor Linda Hall. Together with a few other CEO-types, I was privileged to spend a half day with her recently in Perth courtesy of the RAC. She writes on leadership of innovation, and...
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I’ve not posted for a while. In fact, last month was the first time I’d not posted anything since I started this blog over five years ago. There are extenuating circumstances. As some of you will know, I left my CEO job last month, and June was spent finishing off some important tasks as well...
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