Embarking on a new leadership role is inevitably met with mixed emotions. The excitement of starting something fresh is tempered with the knowledge that you will need to invest considerable amounts of your time in those critical first few weeks establishing new relations and responding to what can sometimes feel like a series of unnecessary … Continue reading Your Leadership Legacy; the first 100 days
My participation in this week’s AFR National Security Summit left me in no doubt that Australia’s security circumstances are shifting as global and regional circumstances change. Security threats posed by a rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape, the rise of anti-trade nationalism, advanced new cyber threats, and the prospect of increased instability caused by resource scarcity are … Continue reading Confronting an Uneasy Reality – the Future of Australia’s National Security
Regulations are rules that derive their authority from legislation and are a key lever for government in a “rules based society.” Well-designed regulation provides direction in areas such as responding to market failures, ensuring an appropriate safety net in place, and broadly supporting and maintaining the routines that underpins almost every aspect of our daily … Continue reading Putting the “nudge” into government regulation
Welcome to this month’s edition of GovConnect. In this edition, we shed light on the key factors influencing and reshaping the way Governments are sourcing and accessing services. This month’s bulletin coincides with the release of the results of our Global Procurement Survey. New Report: Global Trends in Sourcing and Procurement This brand new report examines … Continue reading Government Procurement – what does the future hold?
Welcome to the December GovForum update. This month's edition looks at how the public sector is being fundamentally reshaped as a result of changing community and citizen expectations. In this month's edition we explore a data driven approach to identifying future leaders, and examine methods for identifying how public sector leaders can accelerate the redesign of government priorities within a constantly … Continue reading GovForum Update December 2017
Today the NSW Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian presented at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) - State of the State seminar. Here's what the Premier had to say. The NSW Government continues to focus on investing in the social infrastructure across NSW. This will continue to be a key priority for the … Continue reading The future looks brights for New South Wales
Recent state and federal reform agendas have focused heavily on identifying new and innovative ways of delivering services for taxpayers and users of government services - such as healthcare and social services - more efficiently and effectively whilst ensuring accountability remains squarely centered on those responsible for delivering services. According to a recent Deloitte report … Continue reading Commissioning government services – panacea or pitfall for Public Sector Leaders.
Who would have thought that within two short years we would be witnessing such profound social, political and economic change. One wonders what the next ten years holds for us? History is littered with examples of the rise and fall of civilisations. The recent backlash to globalisation has heralded the re-emergence of protectionist trade and … Continue reading Bend or break – the winds of change facing business and public sector leaders
The change equation is a simple but powerful statement that helps leaders positively influence and manage resistance to change. One that Donald J. Trump appears to have used with devastating effect in the lead-up to his victory earlier this month. Published by Richard Beckhard and Rubin Harris in 1977, the change equation argues that a … Continue reading How Trump used change theory to defeat Clinton and what leaders can learn
The velocity of geopolitical, social and economic change shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Transformative shifts are underway throughout major economies and will have profound ramifications for current and future leaders. It appears that the leadership skills and traits of the past are failing, and a very different set of skills will need … Continue reading Leading in 2030, what will it take?
Change is now rapid and relentless, presenting many business opportunities for growth. Harnessing that opportunity requires effective leadership. This whitepaper presents practical steps you can take to become a more effective leader. Recently Grant Thornton Australia conducted a survey to evaluate business growth rates in Australia, examining the differences between the growth rate “tortoises” and … Continue reading Grow your business faster by becoming a better leader
Subsequent industrial revolutions have resulted in radical social and economic changes. Today the term “disruption” is ubiquitous, and the consequences of the changes continue under the “digital revolution” banner. We are now on the cusp of another workplace revolution - one that will inevitably lead to seismic changes in humanity’s social compacts and economic flows. … Continue reading The end of work is closer than we think
2016 has already proven to be a tumultuous time for Australian business. High profile and large Australian companies have collapsed with corporate debt loads and the vagaries of the global economy being blamed. The tax affairs of global corporations, wealthy individuals and multi nationals have become a political issue, and are now routinely the subject of … Continue reading Don’t rock the boat – the new budget innovation
A group of us from Sydney have spent the past seven weeks completing one of IDEO's online design centred thinking course. We elected to focus our assignment on exploring ways that we can reduce food wastage in our community. Attached is a copy of our findings… Click Here
This week sees the launch of Grant Thornton’s newest service offering, Leadership Talent & Culture. In today’s globalised and volatile business environment Australian organisations need to be smarter and leaner than ever before. It’s also essential that leaders remain focused and responsive to market demands. Leaders also need to ensure they attract and retain … Continue reading Leadership, Talent & Culture, Grant Thornton’s newest offering
Co-Authored by David Johnson, Consultant @ Deloitte AustraliaOver the past five years, Australia (along with other western democracies) are experiencing a wave of change as the political tides of representative democracy begin to recede. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, which assesses public trust levels across 28 countries, Australians indicate 35% trust in the government … Continue reading Citizen-led Governance: How direct democracy will revolutionise policy making