Bend or break – the winds of change facing business and 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

How Trump used change theory to defeat Clinton and what leaders can learn

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

Leading in 2030, what will it take?

  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?

Grow your business faster by becoming a better leader

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

Could Design Centred Thinking be the solution to Australia’s innovation conundrum?

  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?

Why Performance Management Systems Fail to Deliver Better Performance

In the world of business, today’s leaders exist in a Darwinian fight for survival, where high rates of change and uncertainty are the key pressures determining their future. Using Darwin’s theories, you might say that in business, it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change. The … Continue reading Why Performance Management Systems Fail to Deliver Better Performance