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Man on wire

Are you walking the leadership high wire?

On a summer day in 1974, a 24-year-old Frenchman stepped onto the world stage with one of the most astonishing performances in modern history, walking back and forth on a wire illegally rigged across the void between New York’s World Trade Centre Towers, three-quarters of a mile above spellbound onlookers. (Ref. Man on Wire) A …

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Mitigating Risk in Corporate Innovation

Interview with Mark Cohen, CTO, Domain.com.au  by Annette Dockerty. Domain, the property brand of Fairfax Media, is seen as the growth engine for the media organisation, figures for 2015 include 37% digital advertising revenue growth and 38% growth of revenue from Domain.com.au. In this interview with Domain CTO Mark Cohen, we explore how he addresses the challenges in …

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What’s the question most leaders are afraid of?

Innovation, Strategy and Risk (Part 1) The recent turbulence of our market has a well-established ruthlessness in decimating long loved institutions. Brands once considered to be indomitable, such as Kodak, Nokia and Australia’s automotive industry, are disappearing faster than the Amazon; whilst Uber, AirBNB, and, somewhat ironically, Amazon Inc, are exploding in scale, dominance and …

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Are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How is your organisation preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How are you ensuring your skills evolve to meet the requirements of the future? This week the 2017 World Economic Forum is being held at Davos, Switzerland. The first key challenge is to come to grips with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The future will see …

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HI Peter Bryant at Fial

How do you drive innovation and entrepreneurial activity in large established organisations?

We all know that having the right mindset, skillset and toolset matters for both innovation and entrepreneurship. And when considering mindset, key features include creativity and risk-taking, along with skills like spotting opportunities, gathering resources and building teams. But, while design thinking and lean startup methods are just some of the excellent tools available, is …

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Allan Ryan facilitating a team workshop

To innovate or not to innovate: that is the question

There have been thousands of books and lists written about how to be a better manager or be more innovative. Currently, I’m reading ‘Becoming a Better Boss: why good management is so difficult‘ by Julian Birkinshaw.  After sharing Google’s list of 8 ranking factors that defined the really good manager at Google, the introduction stated: …

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Why Collect Problems When Solutions are much more Fun!

Collaborative Circle brief: “What stops us from delivering Breakthrough Products and Services, and how do we get better at collecting problems.”   Why focus on problems when they are all around us and we are generally being paid to deliver solutions? It’s because incremental solutions are what we are comfortable with and are readily accepted …

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