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    There is no doubt in my mind, to challenge yourself with learning projects, is a great way to build a sense of achievement, and there is nothing like that sense of achievement. Over 20 years Sally and I developed the notion that we could be competent skiers. So in pursuit of that goal […]

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    I have blogged before on leadership and while there are few more important topics to discuss – the absence of genuine leadership is a significant challenge in our era. There is little need to highlight the existing failures of leadership. Right now there is more to learn than we think? Maybe we are […]

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When I started work one of my early bosses (leaders) explained some basic principles of employment: Showing up on time ready to work was important If you took more time for breaks -the time had to be made up There were two crimes for which demanded  instant dismissal: Drunkenness on the job and Dishonesty It […]

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  I awoke on Sunday morning to a bad dream. AUSTRALIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN ADMITS CHEATING (with leadership team support.) AS a child I was a cricket fanatic – see above photo – I spent my Christmas present money on a miniature cricket bat with the signatures of the 1961 Ashes Tour side. While on holiday […]

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        Prosperity through Innovation Australia is in a $1.6 trillion global innovation race, where the prize at stake is a bigger share of global wealth, better jobs, and the best access to the products of innovation for addressing societal challenges. Yet we are falling behind our global peers, particularly in student performance […]

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In January 2015, in a Blog Where are the thought leaders?  I questioned the absence of business thought leaders in Australia. It was a “cry for business leadership in Australia”! More recently I published a Blog called “The Messiah is Us” proposing that maybe “it is us” who should stand up! Being a Thought Leader is everybody’s responsibility […]

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Sally and I have just completed our Christmas holiday and in our time together we have never had a more exciting or “richer” experience. Today 5th January 2018 is our wedding anniversary so it is fitting that I should continue the tradition of a Blog to celebrate our marriage. 42 years is a serious achievement! […]

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The messiah is US!

Many finer minds than mine have written on leadership, and if I search the internet, I will find millions of references to books, articles, blogs and any other publication you can name. These publications all focus on: Stories of great leaders past and present Qualities and characteristics of great leaders Secrets of great leaders Strategies, […]

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  In previous Blogs, I have written about the purpose of business. The focus of this blog is the myth that the purpose of business is to create shareholder value. 1. Shareholder Value In an interview with John Durie in Jan 2014 Sam Walsh, the former CEO of RIO was quoted as saying “At the […]

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