Most people are undermining their careers, businesses and communities by solving the wrong problems in the wrong way. Problems persist and people lose hope and motivation. "Smashing the state of dumb·stuck" remedies this situation with immediate effect. It is the leading book on real-world problem solving, rich in insights for leaders and professionals that want to be impactful, sought-after and successful.
This new work will ensure that your thinking, creativity and energy is effectively focused on the issues you’re called to address, to make real, practical changes. It is a must read for people who are serious about the work of enhancing our organisations and society.
Elizabeth Proust AO, Advisory Board Chair at the Bank of Melbourne, Chair of Nestlé Australia, non-executive director at Lendlease, past chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
This book is packed with tools and tips to upend tired solutions that contribute to running sores. With the urgency of the crises in climate, nature, and post-pandemic debt the timing of this book could not be better. It is a globally significant contribution to human endeavour.
Peter Young, Independent Environmentalist, Trustee at Green Purposes Company (UK), Chair of ISO Sustainable Finance International Standards Committee (ISO TC/322)
“Nick has produced the rarest of things — a management book combining decades of research and real-world experiences in a remarkably practical set of tools. Even if a busy executive, manager, or entrepreneur could identify all the resources Nick draws upon, they could never find the time to read and combine them into such a useful set of tools. This book should be mandatory reading for innovators in government, academia, business, NGOs and the military.”
Clare John Fairfield, Chairman, Venture Capital Institute (USA and Australasia)
“This book is jam-packed with tactics for anyone wanting to solve real-world problems. It’s perfect for those starting their career, or wanting to be inspired. Rather than your typical ‘cover to cover read’ that gets left on the shelf, this book will stay on your desk as your secret toolkit. I wish I had it when I was starting my career. Nick has been generous in sharing all of his brilliance in one place.”
Felicity Furey, award-winning business leader and Founder, WeAspire Future Leaders
Dr Nick Fleming is the founder of the strategic advisory firm, Innergise. His skill is bringing clarity amid complexity, direction amid uncertainty, and superior results from better placed effort.
Nick’s insights come from working globally with businesses and governments to drive progress in the natural resources, infrastructure, energy, defence, education and social welfare sectors.
A respected thought leader, speaker and mentor, Nick’s mission is to create a more inclusive and sustainable society. This, and his commitment to innovation, excellence and leadership, has won him many awards.
Nick is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He currently sits on the boards of South Gippsland Water and Engineers Australia, and delivers executive education with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
“Smashing the state of dumb·stuck” is arguably the best book in its genre.
Why? Because it:
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Smashing the State of Dumb·stuck will be launched on 28 July 2021 in collaboration with the ANZ School of Government.
Nick Fleming is also delivering executive development programs on complex public problem solving and systems thinking with ANZSOG. They include open-to-market and bespoke coaching programs. For more details, contact ANZSOG directly.
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