Lion hunts gazelle

Divided We Fall: Inner Conflict, Outer Disruption

In my work as a consultant in reinvention and organizational change, I see this trend all the time. We are often so embroiled in inner conflict, with internal one-upmanship, with competing with the person down the hall that we have no energy left to deal with real threats or to identify magnificent opportunities.

Predator Movie

“The Predator Effect”​: Burning Budget on Buy-In

The consultation, the strategy and the sign off are all important parts of the process, but the real change only happens when the rubber hits the road. If you spend all your budget on the script, the expert opinions and the cast and skimp on the execution you fall prey to what I call “The Predator Effect”. Execution without strategy is better than strategy without execution. We learn from execution, what works and equally, if not more valid, what doesn’t work.

Aidan McCullen

Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention with Aidan McCullen

While we cannot see into the future, there are repeatable patterns that we can understand. The first step to becoming Undisruptable is to realize that evolution is a natural part of life, and nature provides many examples.  If you haven’t guessed already that is the blurb for my own book and because of so many requests from former guests and listeners. I will be interviewed today by guest host, a friend of the innovation and professional friend, Whitney Johnson.

Facing Fear

Courage to Speak Up and an Inability not to

While psychological safety is the foundation for a functional work environment, there is still an onus on us to have the courage to speak up. Leaders can encourage this behaviour by listening without judgement, allocating time to hear what their people have to say and having some mechanism in place to take action based on what people share. While the organisation and leadership have a major role to play in setting the stage, it ultimately comes down to us as individuals. Will we stand up and have courage? Will we speak up when it matters most?

Orpheus

Orpheus and The Business World: Organisational Drag & Gravitational Pull

The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is a story of love, faith and transformation. It provides a wonderful analogy for letting go of the past and having faith in the future.

To transform we must let go of the way things used to be. Yes, we must respect the old order of things, but then let go.

Barbara Oakley Innovation Show

Learn Like a Pro with Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley struggled in the past with our learning. But has found techniques to help us master material—any material. Building on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, she gives us a crash course to improve your ability to learn, whether you’re studying maths, language, coding, karate, cooking, or anything else. You’ll see why the strategies work because you’ll see what’s happening in the brain when you use them. No, this isn’t a little book of miracles.

But you will find that reducing frustration and improving your study success may sometimes feel miraculous.

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