Archive for September, 2013

Embracing sustainability



David Hood, in a short paper, attempts to  draw attention to the underlying imperative facing senior executives and Board members of today’s corporations – the imperative of embracing sustainability.

Click here to read or download his thought-provoking paper.


An end to hallucinating.


Ongoing conversations in organizations are more important today than ever, due to the dynamic environments in which we find ourselves.  Whilst being so much more connected to the wider world has proved invaluable in so many ways, it has not been without its challenges: changes in far away countries have far reaching consequences on many scales be it large business, small business or our day-to day lives. Read More…


Better conversations with your team – Step 2

Master-for-Ideas_and_Insights_700px_group_of_3In the last newsletter I introduced a 4-step process for improving the quality of your conversations with your teams. I then covered the first, and perhaps most important step, PREPARATION.

But once that is done and you are about to get underway how do you start the conversation?

Step 2 – Starting the conversation

  1.   Welcome
  2.   Setting context and expectations
  3.   Check-in Read More…

Creative Innovations 2013

I&I_700px_ci2013Again this year in November in Melbourne Tim and Jill are involved with the hugely successful and energizing conference – Creative Innovation 2013 Asia Pacific. It will feature over 40 global leaders, innovators and thinkers and deliver world class creative ideas and pragmatic solutions. It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations.

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Talk, Inc.


Talk, Inc. How trusted leaders use conversation to power their organizations by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, was named the Best Business Book for 2012 by the magazine, strategy + business.


For this reason I thought it was worth a read, and it may be of interest to some of you.


This book is aimed more at large organizations, and how they can recapture or simulate the cohesiveness of many small companies, who benefit from proximity between all in the company, and from clearer line of sight by employees to plans and priorities. Read More…