Governance – Beyond Resuscitation?

Governance – Beyond Resuscitation? The idea of governance has been around for centuries. And in the last century, the Cadbury Report gave it a make-over. Yet today, governance lags far behind community expectations. Disappointingly, the law’s most critical breakthrough appears to be holding a director liable if they don’t attend board meetings. Inexplicably, it remains …

What is innovation?

What is innovation? Theodore Levitt, who died in 2006, was an American economist and professor at Harvard Business School. Levitt was known for popularizing the term ‘globalization’. He also said – “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” This raises many questions. One of course is whether innovation only ever follows …

The performance review “under review”

The performance review “under review” Recently Atlassian’s global head of talent, Bek Chee, told Business Insider Australia, about its adoption of a values-based approach for performance reviews. This new approach focusses on staff living the company values. Chee says “We want to be able to evaluate a whole person and encourage them to bring their …

Split Truth

Split Truth “How do you like the Queen?”Those familiar with Alice in Wonderland will recognise these words spoken by the Cat to Alice.And of course we know that Alice began to say “Not at all, she’s so extremely …” before she noticed that the Queen was listening.Those in key leadership roles may well reflect on …

Embracing ‘Future Shock’ With Confidence

Futurist and businessman Alvin Toffler’s book, ‘Future Shock’, published in 1970 seems accurate in describing the central challenge of today.
Each day offers further examples of ‘our collective inability to deal with ever-faster change’.
Alvin Toffler described what is a real psychological malady, the ‘dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future’.

Did Someone Mention Culture …. Again?

Sometimes it is easy to feel that professionally you are flying solo. There is a sense that a bigger game of cat and mouse operates and somehow, you’re the cheese.
It’s easy to observe that governments pass more or stricter regulations to plug loopholes, and employees then find new loopholes which exploit those new regulations; so, Groundhog Day is revisited.
When will enough people say that the fault is not in our laws but with us?

Living In A World of Unease

Many of us relate to a feeling of unease at work.
It’s not because our work mates aren’t friendly. It’s more about having to face the unpredictable and inexplicable random surprises and demands for change and quick response times.