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

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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Leadership and the Mindset of Discovery

After more than 15 years working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse: "Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is always underpinned by your mindset."

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Leadership and The Mindset of Discovery

After 15+ years, working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse. Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is underpinned by your mindset. In this short yet powerful video-clip, John shares 5 key behaviors you can start using today to adapt and develop a Mindset of Discovery.

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Take John Sweeney's Innovation Fitness Test!

How innovative are you? Start your custom workout plan today!

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Thank You! The Stage is Now Set for Innovation...

John Sweeney's new book The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs helps you identify what you need to do in order to become more innovative and less fearful, and assists in creating a regimen that transforms how you act.

In this video, John says 'thank you' for your collaboration on the journey, and makes a very special offer to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.

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When Business Marriages Turn Sour

Are mergers becoming irrelevant? Do two relevant businesses now equal one miserable marriage?

For every Fuji Xerox there’s a Sony Ericsson so below are my thoughts on the pros and pitfalls of merging your business.

Wedding bells are ringing. Business marriages seem to be in season. First there were the Microsoft-Nokia nuptials last year and now the blessed union of WhatsApp and Facebook. Even one-time retail rivals Myer and David Jones are flirting with the idea of engaging in consummation rather than competition.

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Your Business Is Losing Its Genius

Silos – they are a part of any large corporation – and they are the enemy of innovation & creativity.

Too often, in the big telecommunications companies, you will find marketing on one floor, distribution in a different building, sales on an entirely different floor, possibly even split across different states.

And what falls down the gaps? Genius ideas, a wealth of knowledge and team morale.

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Collaboration Drives Innovation In Banking

Why Financial organisations that work together do better

Ever come to the end of the week, looked at your in-tray and thought 'gee, I could really use an extra day this week'? Well, according to the global CEO survey, workers in knowledge organisations spend up to 25% of every day looking for information. Twenty-five per cent.

So there's your extra day, right there!

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Creating the collaborative retail experience

Brett King has unraveled the secrets of marketing to Gen M, the 'multi-tasking generation'.

Already a force to be reckoned with and driving unprecedented change in the banking industry, Brett knows how the psychology of buying is changing now that the digital natives have come of age.

This is a new generation. One that no longer needs or wants direct interaction with a brand - traditional marketing doesn't work and they are pathologically adverse to being marketed at.

It's no longer about storefront vs ecommerce, it's about more than having a Facebook page. To survive your business needs to understand how Gen M connect to the world around them and how they experience retail - and more importantly how the retail experience needs to become almost entirely disconnected from the traditional model of sales marketing.

In this disturbing and insightful piece for The Huffington Post, Brett King outlines the changes that are happening in a Gen M dominated retail world, and how you can get on board.

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Your Franchisor and The Digital Future

Will you be getting the best from your franchisor when it comes to communications? Today's highly digitised environment brings a different perspective to the landscape writes Anders Sorman-Nilsson. 

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How To Be More Attractive....And Aligned and Engaging

Human Resources are in the rather unenviable position of having to know quite a lot about virtually every facet of an organisation's business (even when it's not their personal remit or speciality).

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Why “Workplace Harmony” Should Come With A Warning Label

Have you ever been in a meeting where there was unanimous support for an idea or action, everyone agreed it needed to be done, it was all signed off – only to walk out of the room and hear murmurs of disagreement, discontent and comments like ‘it’ll never work’, made by the very same people who just publicly threw their support behind the idea?

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