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TP 45: Disrupting Democracy

By | August 29th, 2018|Change, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology, World|

"By 2020 people will begin to understand what digital democracy is, the system won’t change itself and those in power don’t benefit from changes to the current system." says Adam Jacoby, Chief Steward of MiVote. He, his tribe and team are disrupting democracy by bringing blockchain technology and a redesign to collective decision-making. Not just digital democracy but looking at how it could be, a model that educates, not just improving on how it is now. We discuss, succession planning, transparency of political donations, failed initiatives, young people and mentoring, and the growth of this digital democracy movement. Resources MiVote website Adam's [...]

Biz Tip: Start a Business or a Project?

By | April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today I spoke with two people about starting a business, these are conversations I have more and more often these days. I've learned a few things along the way and want people to benefit from this beyond those who attend my classes and workshops. Here's a tip that seemed to get some traction in my conversations today. You have an idea, you want to see if it will fly, if it is viable, if it resonates with your target market. Traditional thinking would have us starting an entire business around it and setting up all sorts of structures to [...]

TP 44: Su Lim Six Ideas

By | April 9th, 2018|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology, World|

After an extended break, Tall Poppy is back with insights about the future of work today. Su Lim, founder of Six Ideas, is creating a virtual global village to create better futures for working and learning. Working with distributed teams, global clients and modern ways of approaching complex problems including an appreciation for cultural differences and the value of diversity. Learn about the key success factors for this kind of work, tools of the trade and the role of passion, emotion, curiosity and questioning in the future of work as it’s already happening. See through the looking glass for what insights [...]

TP 43: Kylee Fitzpatrick

By | December 20th, 2017|Coaching, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

If you’re interested in communications, the impact it can have and what really makes humans happy, what inspires us to do what we don’t think is possible, getting those barriers out of the way and going for it, you will love my conversation with Kylee Fitzpatrick. She has created The Performance Code, Team Women Australia and is self-made woman. She is a super switched on, high powered, yet down to earth human being who was a high achieving corporate exec who saw an opportunity to be more true to herself, making an exit, giving permission to others to do [...]

TP 41: Josie McLean

By | November 29th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

This one is for the change managers and anyone involved in change making. Josie McLean of The Partnership shares the results of her research and turns change management on its head. She puts to rest many of the assumptions we make about organisational sustainability, workplace culture and the impact of imposing company values. This interview brings in mental models, systems thinking, a worldview that values interconnectedness and a human-centric perspective that embraces context, complexity, living systems and sustainability in it’s most ultimate form. Josie offers so much to ponder and really practical stuff around how to bring people management into [...]

TP 40: Stephen Duns on Leadership’s Shadow

By | November 16th, 2017|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Stephen Dunns was a career CEO and now teaches about leadership and is exploring a new realm in the shadow side of leadership. What happens when virtues become vices? We discuss the impact of your ‘emotional wake’, the tension in wanting a hero leader but resenting them when we get them, the fact that we want to be in control but no one wants to be controlled. We get to hear Stephen reflect and share the path that went from feedback that gutted him, to being inquisitive, inclusive and a true leader in walking the talk. This is the [...]

TP 38: Jen Storey

By | November 1st, 2017|Change, Consulting, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Today’s career path looks very different than our parent’s. Jen Storey's career path looks like a chicaning river. She’s worked across a wide array of industries, business sizes, in journalism, marketing, e-commerce, customer experience and now she focuses on advising organisations on disruption and innovation. True innovation. She helps us look at the future of work through a human lens where it looks less threatening. Thinking of the future, this is a person you really want working on large scale strategy, looking at what’s possible and what’s next. She believes in our ability to change and offers some practical [...]

TP 37: Sacha and Sonya

By | October 11th, 2017|Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Do you have teenagers? Are you raising the next generation of leaders? Sonja and Sacha have been working with young people, speaking in schools and cultivating a wealth of knowledge about how to empower young people and support them to make better choices. In their recent book, The Two Worlds of Your Teenager, they help parents understand the journey their kids are on and what parents can do. You can tell how much I enjoyed this interview by how much laughter there is, often I'm a bit on the serious side, but this interview was quite different. I had [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Change, News, World|

Wanted: Progressive or curious organisations interested in Unconscious Bias and it’s impacts on decision making, recruitment, diversity and workplace culture. I’m offering 60-90 minute workshops in October and November as part of the Do It In A Dress Campaign. Google has made their Unconscious Bias Workshop Materials available on a non-commercial basis. A perfect opportunity to raise funds to help educate girls in Africa while delivering the workshop to workplaces in Melbourne….in a dress. Why? Here’s the backstory. I have the privilege of a university degree. Yet I have experienced discrimination. Much of it subtle ‘micro-exclusions’ and some speculative. [...]

TP 36: Chantelle Baxter

By | September 27th, 2017|Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

What does it take to build a successful charity? Chantelle Baxter started One Girl, the organisation behind the Do It In a Dress Campaign, in her mid-20s, and after years of building the organisation stepped down as CEO. We learn about her journey, how long it took before she started paying herself, the cost to her physical health, her commitment to transparency and fun, how it helped build a strong relationship with a large community of committed supporters. She also talks about her latest venture, serious health challenges and what’s important to her now after all she’s experienced. This interview is dripping with inspiration, listen up! Links Chantelle's website , on [...]