Trust and Leadership

March 5th 2019

All relationships rise and fall on a tide called trust relationship - whether it is a work connection or an intimate connection, or the connection between brands and their consumers - None can thrive without trust.

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Why trusted brands are more lucrative, loved and longer lasting

March 5th 2019
Whether in interpersonal relationships or our interaction with brands and institutions, trust is the foundation of loyalty, engagement and affinity. And this foundation has taken some big hits in recent years.
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Digital Assistants - Are You Ready for the Impact of Voice Technology and Artificial Intelligence?

February 4th 2019

From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways.

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3 ways teachers can shift from 'content delivery' to 'capability building'

October 12th 2018

As we consider how to make our classroom and school system "future fit", one of the most important things we need to embrace as educators is a paradigm shift from focussing on content delivery to capability building.

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Who motivates the motivators?

October 11th 2018

We spend a lot of time obtaining a high performance mentality, high influence and a growth mindset. Lisa McInnes-Smith poses the question who motivates the motivators?

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Innovation in Education

October 10th 2018

I love speaking to groups of people involved in education because education is so important, and there are so many opportunities to improve the way we do it. However, there is also frustration in the education sector because it’s so big and dependent on government funding, and change can often appear slow.

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3 New Paradigms for Pedagogy

October 10th 2018

 Over a century ago, the great educationalist John Dewey remarked: “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”

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Transforming education

October 10th 2018

There is no change without behaviour change. Education has never been more important. In fact, it is hard to overstate just how critical it is to get education 'right', given the point at which we find ourselves.

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Fintech's culture challenge

April 21st 2018

What happens when you transplant the DNA of Silicon Valley into financial services firms?

It’s quite a big leap for a traditional HR division.

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The future of payments

April 21st 2018

Are you responding to your customers’ needs as quickly as they’re adopting the technology that’s making your organisation obsolete?

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AI + FinTech. Could Blockchain be used to combat Deepfake Videos?

April 21st 2018

The world of crypto currency is exciting, fast moving, and still a bit risky in terms of valuation, hacking of digital wallets and exchanges or losing your password (and access to your crypto account). In spite of these risks, early products such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies are currently being used or trialled around the world.

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Who leads in an automated future?

March 5th 2018

Two of the major trends shaping the workforce of the future are automation and a workforce that no longer retires at 55.

While it's possible to imagine a dystopian future where our entire world is automated, the reality will be much more complex. Leaders of today will set the tone for our automated future.

Here's my six-point plan for avoiding a dystopian disaster.

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LEADING THE WAY TO INNOVATION

March 2nd 2018

Leaders know that innovation is critical to business success. If you don’t innovate you die.

It’s easy to demand your team be more innovative, but much, much harder to lead the way.

Here’s a few simple steps that enables innovation to happen.

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What Is Attitude?

March 2nd 2018

Attitude is the single most important internal tool you have to shape every aspect of your life.

To maximize the power of that tool, it needs to be sharp, you need to know exactly how to use it, and you need to practice with it to bring out its power.

Please begin by taking just a moment to answer this question: What is attitude?

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Being the kind of leader you’d want to work for

March 2nd 2018

Here's a fact from the high arts of management theory: It's easier to scare the crap out of your team than it is to inspire them with an exciting vision of the future.

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Why you need more “stoppers’ in your team

March 2nd 2018

You never hear job ads looking for people who can effect real change. Sure, there’s the ads seeking “ambitious go-getters”, or the old chestnut: “think outside the box”.

But that’s not really what they’re looking for.

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Australia's Housing Market Wall

February 16th 2018

The housing market has hit the wall.

After years of unrelenting strength, house prices are dropping. Not by much, at this stage, but the heat in the Sydney market in particular, has suddenly turned cold.

The fascinating and scary thing is that the price falls are increasingly widespread.

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It's a bumpy ride ahead...

February 15th 2018

It's a bumpy ride ahead, says noted Australian economist Saul Eslake, but perhaps not as bad as it could be.

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The Proptech Opportunity

February 15th 2018

Property on the blockchain? Smart contracts and bitcoin-like management of decentralised property ownership is coming. And that's just the start.

Although consumer demand has driven the widespread adoption of online real estate listings, the mechanisms and processes of real estate have gone largely unchanged for decades - or longer.

That's all starting to change.

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Digital Disruption is a Threat and an Opportunity

February 15th 2018

Disruptive technology isn't the only threat to the real estate industry. Technology's effect on people is where the most transformative disruption is taking place. Whether it's buyers, sellers or those providing services at every step of the real estate journey, technology is making people more connected, informed, empowered, demanding, impatient, even narcissistic.

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