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      Excellence. Quality. World Class. High Performance. Great. Introduction  All words which when associated with business denote aspiration or achievement in the search for something more! Which business in some way does not aspire to be bigger, better or greater? Which person does not aspire to something more? Research into “business improvement” is […]

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  Storytelling is one of the most important skills of a leader especially in a time of cultural change. Early this year I was reading Joan Chittester’s newsletter and the story of the rabbit has haunted me ever since. I have shared it here and it might have the same impact for you. It leads […]

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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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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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