Tag: Change


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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Man in crisis

Crisis – a leader’s friend in disguise

“How did I get here?” asked the reluctantly departing CEO. “How did we get here?” question citizens in a Brexit-Trump world. “What now?” is their coupled question. A growing suite of societal crises threaten to fracture governments, businesses and communities. Yet perhaps this is a natural part of our collective evolution which, with wise leadership, can unleash a new and productive phase of individual, corporate...

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Your organising stories

Leading change? You’ll need shared, organising stories.

From infancy we’ve learnt values, ideas and social rules through stories. This schooling has occurred for millennia. Today, some of these stories are being questioned. Leaders need to understand this dynamic and just how important stories are to sustaining success. In 2011, history professor Yuval Noah Harari published his book Sapiens – A brief history of human kind. It promptly became an international best seller....

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Ants have become the most successful terrestrial macro-scale species this planet has ever seen on account of their highly coordinated social organization, an ability to modify habitats, exploit resources, and defend themselves.

Are you the leader you need to be? How’s your adaptive capacity?

In times of tough market conditions and endless change, might a safe, process-driven approach to organisational leadership actually be counter-productive? Being nimble and adaptable – having adaptive capacity – is arguably more critical. But what does this mean for leaders, boards and investors? Change makes most people anxious, particularly when it happens in their workplace. Yet change is all around us. It’s either happening to...

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Reframing for success

Reframing for success

A skilled and fresh set of eyes, employing insights from behavioural science, can trigger powerful shifts in business performance. But normally it’s only those prepared to rock their own boat that will reap the rewards. “I’m really unhappy in my job. I’m working hard and people want me in this role but, to be honest, I’m not that good at day-to-day operations management. I don’t...

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