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The mind of innovation

As seen in the Newcastle Herald If I had $10 for every client that I have worked with who has the word “innovation” in their values proudly displayed on their walls, I would be richer than I am now.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the focus on it and that companies have great intent. But […]

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What keeps you awake at night?

Whilst living in the UK a few years ago, I spent a number of years in an executive coaching organisation called Vistage International, also known as The Executive Connection (TEC) here in Australia. One of the most commonly discussed questions was, “what keeps CEOs and executives of organisations awake at night?” Various reasons were given, […]

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Remembering to play

Sitting at my desk at the Dash co-working space, a sudden uproar alerted me. Looking up, I saw a nerf war in progress among the Zimpleweb team. Lots of laughter ensued. Within about 10 minutes, everything had settled down and the Nerf Warriors had returned to work. Over the following weeks, I watched with fascination […]

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Strategy vs Culture (1)

How does strategy impact organisational culture?

Many of the organisations that we have worked with, engage us for a number of reasons. These can be categorised into three main themes. They either; Need help fixing a cultural issue before it turns toxic, OR; Need HR/People and Culture support in recruitment and workforce planning, OR; Need Coaching and Mentoring for Personal Development. The 2nd and 3rd […]

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What’s to love in a tech world

There is an enormous amount of fear, suspicion and plain trepidation about the role of technology in the workplace. There are individuals with strong views who believe that technological advances in the workplace equal no jobs for humans. There are others who think that the technology of the future is just that – of the […]

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It is me that needs to change!

If I am not getting the experience of the world that I want, I choose to change one of my own beliefs.  I never want to be in a situation feeling like the world is being done to me, instead of that the world exists for me, and you, and you. Our ability to choose […]

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Finding your sweet spot

Guess what? I am not a mechanic, an academic or an engineer. We are human specialists. We work with a complete range of humans who are technically fantastic with what they do, they may be any of the above, they may be teachers, social workers, accountants or lawyers. Inevitably one of two things happen. Due […]

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Too Much Information

Like me, you probably find yourself scanning information regularly – on TV, Facebook, blog posts, websites, magazines, books, other social media, online courses, forums, heck, even instruction manuals. It seems like a no-brainer in the Department of Good Ideas. We’re told that information is power. That investing in your education is gold. That it pays […]

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