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Cities that inspire future thinking

Reading Time: 10 minutes

When it comes to planning for the future, some metropolises are ahead of the curve, embedding innovation into their way of life. Maximus looks at four such locations…

Change the Program

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Development experiences must blaze new paths in order to prepare future-fit leaders. Director of Maximus, Brent Duffy, shares some ideas on how to do it.

The Mighty Jungle

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Taronga Zoo’s CEO Cameron Kerr ignores the advice never to work with children and animals. Here, he talks about finding balance heading up a complex operation that’s under wide scrutiny and never sleeps.

Right Space, Right Time

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Ben Moir talks about how partnering with the public can position a business for innovation success.

The Drive to Thrive

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Call it the captain’s juggle: leaders are being asked to achieve two seemingly contradictory outcomes: improve the mental health and well-being of their teams and increase productivity. Maximus explores how better organisational design can put your people in the low state and your organisation on the up.

How disrupting today's leaders will deliver results tomorrow

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When Maximus designed Fire Up The Future, the vision was simple: disrupt leaders – pushing their personal and professional boundaries – so they can lead into a more authentic, holistic future.

 

Hacking habits to a better life

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Setting new habits is a powerful tool for transforming leaders’ behaviours. And where leaders go, corporate culture will follow. We discuss how to set habits with purpose…

Impactful tech with future crunch

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It’s often easy to take technology for granted. But when the largest coal power plant in the country suddenly went offline, the Tesla battery was able to supply enough electricity to power 30,000 homes in the blink of an eye.

Carpe Futurum

Reading Time: 15 minutes

The opportunities being created by innovation and disruption are immense. Leaders must adapt and learn to be positioned to successfully ride this speeding, changing wave rather than be dumped by it.

Leaders as Curators of Culture

Reading Time: 2 minutes for introduction article; 20 minutes for Whitepaper (linked)

This white paper examines the new perspective of culture as an adaptable and evolving organism and the relationship between culture and strategy in the age of disruption. Maximus address the criticality of getting culture right and the role the leader plays as cultural curator, outlining how they can navigate their new responsibility without controlling it.

Curating Culture

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The phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, coined last century by then management guru Peter Drucker, has never seemed more pertinent than it is today.

 

The Royal Commission into misconduct in the financial sector has highlighted cultural issues as foundational and fundamental driver of the behaviours it investigated. As a result, many Australian organisations are revising their approach to strategy while scrambling to reshape teams, cultures and behaviour and relearn the new rules of survival.

 

This white paper examines the new perspective of culture as an adaptable and evolving organism and the relationship between culture and strategy in the age of disruption. Maximus address the criticality of getting culture right and the role the leader plays as cultural curator, outlining how they can navigate their new responsibility without controlling it.

Forging Leadership for the Future

Reading Time: 4 minutes for introduction article; 20 minutes for Whitepaper (linked)

In this paper Maximus examines the effects of seismic shifts in technology and institutional trust on Australian leaders, and recommends ways in which organisations can develop their leaders to meet the challenges.

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