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
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?
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
Everything in our world is touched by “design” and therefore can be redesigned, a concept like design or human-centred thinking (DCT) provides leaders with a low-risk option for moving beyond the traditional mindset of “what can’t be done." Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Innovation Statement clearly signalled the need for Australian business leaders to rethink … Continue reading Could Design Centred Thinking be the solution to Australia’s innovation conundrum?