Feature Article

The role of creative thinking in business

Reading Time: 3 minutes

When I ask for examples of ‘creatives’ in a business context, most CEOs refer to graphic designers, advertising copywriters or jingle writers. They never consider that they could be — and should be — creative thinkers themselves. They are surprised when I tell them that leaders who abdicate responsibility for creative thinking to a few people in defined roles are limiting the potential of their organisations.

Focus, conviction, and clever strategy execution

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Most companies are adept at developing strategies to differentiate and describe how they will win in the marketplace. Where they fail is often in the execution of those strategies. This article, originally published for CEO Magazine, looks at three ways to successfully execute strategy.

Create an enterprise mindset for the 21st Century

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If you and your business stand still, neither will survive. The only way to keep up is to have an enterprise mindset. Leaders with an enterprise mindset treat their organisations’ functions, geographies and systems as interconnected and interdependent parts of a cohesive structure with one goal: delivering what their customers want

A new perspective on corporate social responsibility

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Recently I attended Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley think-tank. SU educates and inspires business leaders from all over the world to look for break-through solutions to humanity’s grand challenges, such as hunger and poverty. SU argues that only the corporate world has the physical and intellectual capacity to offer sustainable solutions to these problems…

Why you should become an exponential leader

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In 1859, a keen hunter released 24 imported rabbits into the Australian bush, where none had roamed before. Ten years later, Australia’s wild rabbit population was in the millions and by 1920, there were 10 billion.

Thriving leadership: supporting the wellbeing of employees

Reading Time: 3 minutes for introduction article; 15 minutes for Whitepaper (linked)

Over recent years wellbeing has attracted increasing attention and investment. This has been driven by several factors including societal attention on mental health and the growing understanding that organisations have a duty to improve health and wellbeing, not just mitigate risks.

 

Simultaneously, trends such as an increasingly global and competitive market, ageing population and rapidly changing technology, provide great opportunities to the way we work, but also significant threats to our wellbeing.

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