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Reinvention

Gov 2.0 as a mindset of reinvention… and opportunity

Over the past month I have had numerous conversations with people from all over Europe which relate to the changing nature of government in the twenty first century. Of those, the most interesting are those which recognise that the changing concept of “governance”, “government” and “the governed” is about organisational systems and human processes, group […]

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Quiet is the new loud

Quiet is the new loud

Last week I facilitated the third Presentation Skills training workshop for Fuji Xerox Australia. In this one we built upon some of the theory and strategies by “live-testing” a number of presentations delivered by both myself and a few brave others in the group, including my colleague Leon O’Reilly who gave an authentic and very […]

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An ANZ update… a white knight to the rescue!

So, after my venting yesterday I determined that the only way to progress things was to connect with a real human being, and be treated as a valuable customer. So I went in to see my wonderful bank manager Gerard Stitt at the ANZ Bank in North Sydney. With his usual calm and composure he […]

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Viva Europa!

Viva Europa!

Last weekend I attended the fourth of Julian Doogan’s “Living Myths” lectures in which he focused on the theme of “The Goddess and the Bull” throughout history. Doogan suggested that the persistence of these interacting images of the female goddess and the male “Bull” throughout human civilisation were as much a reflection of the increasing […]

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Digital myths

Digital mythology … on its way to a screen near you

“Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.”  (Joseph Campbell) Yesterday I attended my first lecture in the “For God’s Sake II:  Living Myths” series at the Art Gallery of NSW, part of my move towards reconnecting with my love for, and interest in, arts and culture, and to integrate this thinking […]

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ANZSOG Master Class 2012

My second main activity last week was attending my first ANZSOG “Master Class” courtesy of my colleague Peter Thompson and the good folk at ANZSOG. The two day “class” was taught by Professor John Alford and Associate Professor Jon Brock who shared with us their expertise in teaching using the Case Methodology.  They have been […]

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A little happiness goes a long way

A little happiness goes a long way

As I perused my inbox this morning I came across some articles from the latest Harvard Business Review, and in particular the January-February 2012 edition. The theme? “The value of happiness” and, in particular, “positive intelligence” and the power of having a positive mindset, even amidst times of stress and anxiety. I must admit to […]

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The research challenge

The research challenge

Last week I did my first Higher Degree Research Colloquium at the Deakin Graduate School of Business and Law. A colloquium is an academic meeting or seminar at which researchers present their work to be critiqued by other academics.  Like all “tribes” the academic community has its own language, traditions and expectations, and a research […]

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Digital enlightenment

Digital Enlightenment

I have always been interested in the symbiotic interplay between technology and human systems, how humans invent and use new technologies and then how those technologies change or alter the human systems themselves. As I thought about how to approach this next post there are two streams that I wanted to explore and I have […]

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Evolution of the digital brand

Evolution of the digital brand

In my last post I began to explore the notion of transparency, and to ask how digital technologies are influencing us all on a personal – group – tribal – organisational and even national scale. What is emerging is the concept of the “digital brand” which I have come to understand more fully over the […]

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