Never waste a crisis: charting a course beyond COVID-19

Never waste a crisis: charting a course beyond COVID-19

Just months into 2020, Australia’s leaders have faced immense challenges. All levels of government, business and the not-for-profit sector have had to negotiate devastating bushfires and now the COVID-19 crisis. Within months, if we’re fortunate, life will become more normal. But can and should leaders return to business as usual? Now might just be the time to contemplate the expectations and capabilities required of leaders...

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Assuming climate control

Assuming climate control

Most Australians want the risks of climate change to be addressed more seriously and urgently. Unfortunately, both major political parties have tied themselves in knots over energy and climate policy. More effort and investment into advocacy by business and community groups may only sustain the political impasse. By assuming climate control, Australians can exercise their power to make real progress in spite of government. In...

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Morrison government perpetuates national self-harm

Morrison Government perpetuates national self-harm

Climate change is an issue of national and global significance that demands a meaningful government response. So, when we as leaders of businesses, industry groups, public sector agencies or in local communities contemplate “what action should we take to address climate risks?”, it’s important to understand the actions and intentions of our governments. Unfortunately, on face value, it appears the government is perpetuating national self-harm....

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A leaders’ guide to the big assumptions about artificial intelligence

A leaders’ guide to the big assumptions about artificial intelligence

In Australia and across the globe, banks are adjusting their workforces and shedding jobs amid spending on technology and automation. As other industries follow suit, it’s unclear whether the costs of automation are being socialised while the benefits are privatised. What is clear is that Australia’s public and private sector leaders must pay more attention to opportunities and benefits from artificial intelligence to keep up...

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Practical engineering solutions – a key to societal progress

Practical engineering solutions – a key to societal progress

For decades, people have known the dominant approach to building cities, industries and economies is ultimately unsustainable. Today, people in developed and emerging markets are experiencing the consequences of our failure to adequately address the foreseeable issues. The risks and consequences of inaction are mounting, demanding urgent and collaborative action. But whether this can achieved is in question. In this context, engineering has an important...

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Change is coming thick and fast

How to shape a business strategy when change is coming thick and fast

Our human capabilities to develop and deploy technology is amazing and still expanding. But deployment of technology faces numerous impediments that slow its adoption. This doesn’t mean that business breakthroughs and disruptions won’t occur, challenging even the largest and long-standing organisations. To navigate these circumstances, business leaders need to embrace an informed, pragmatic and action-oriented approach to change. With some clear principles to work by...

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Considering climate costs

Let’s be frank about climate costs

Within the cut and thrust of the federal election campaign, there’s been a lot of debate about the costs of tackling climate change. Unfortunately, the focus on costs diverts people’s attention from the real issues and leaves them feeling anxious and uncertain – perhaps by design. A little clear thinking offers an approach that’s more constructive. Governments should reveal their investment logic Government investment in...

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Engineer tackling climate change

Engineering a change in climate

Australians have much to lose from inaction on climate change. But there’s also much to gain by acting. A shortage of practical solutions that are scalable, affordable and easy to embrace is an impediment. This is where engineers can play a transformative role if the challenge is approached in a clever, collaborative and contemporary way. Here is a brief whitepaper that explains why and how...

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Engaging people to profit

Engaging people to profit

For all the talk of diversity and the monitoring of pay gaps between men and women, many people remain unsure of the benefits of greater inclusion beyond equality of opportunity. What really are the benefits of diversity and inclusion? What attributes of diversity actually translate into better organisational performance? And if the benefits are real, what is impeding a quicker transition to a more diverse...

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Crowd of people

It’s time to upgrade our human software

Humans have proven themselves to be incredibly inventive and adaptive. So, is there any need to worry about the societal challenges we face? Surely we will invent our way to solutions. Phenomenal advances in technology offer hope but cannot be solely relied on. Comparable upgrades to our human software – the way we understand, think and problem-solve – are required for genuine progress. Award-winning American...

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