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Leading up to 2020 – The Story

By | December 27th, 2018|Change, Future, Uncategorized|

"What are you going to do?" People would ask me. “Jump into the abyss.” I would answer, because I really had no idea. It was 1990 and I was finishing high school, a pivotal time in my life to make decisions about my future. I planned a trip to Australia to see family and continue my activist work. I was aware that we didn’t have much time left before our treatment of the environment would start to have serious consequences. We had lofty goals like planting a certain number of trees, protecting wilderness, and reducing carbon emissions, there were [...]

TP 48: Prof Michelle Ryan – Powerful Woman

By | December 22nd, 2018|Change, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy, World|

Tall Poppy Podcast Series on Women and Power-  Michelle Ryan: Powerful woman. They say that women hold up half the sky yet the number of women in positions of leadership doesn’t reflect this. Michelle Ryan is a professor at Exeter University, a researcher, social and organisational psychologist, looking at gender inequality. What does that mean, and what can we do to promote equality? Michelle helps us unpack the reasons for the low numbers of women in leading roles, and impact of stereotyping and imposter syndrome relating to women and power. She helps us see that we’re not alone and [...]

TP 47: Michelle Gibbings Powerful Woman

By | December 17th, 2018|Change, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Tall Poppy Podcast Series: Women and Power What does it mean to be fit for the future of work? Michelle Gibbings helps us unpack the skills and competencies of leadership when the world of work is changing so quickly. She brings an experience of having difficult conversations in her own career and how to navigate the power structures of the corporate world. She helps us see what holding your own can look like and where that strengths to do so comes from, relating to power well. We discuss the impact of unconscious bias against women in individuals her determination [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Accountability Tools

By | September 26th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Productivity, Self-Awareness|

It can take a lot to achieve a goal and sometimes we need support to hold ourselves accountable. There are plenty of resources that talk about apps and mindset, advising you to measure progress and manage your energy not your time, great I love all of those, but this is really focusing on practical accountability support. If you’re already clear about why you want to achieve, a specific goal and have a good understanding of what the benefits of achieving it are, here is something that might help. I’m focusing here on three areas: technology, internal tools that relate [...]

TP 30: Eddie Harran is Dr Time

By | May 31st, 2017|Change, Future, Tall Poppy|

Dr Time aka Eddie Harran takes us on a journey through Time Literacy, as a futurist philosopher and innovation scout. Referring to his TEDx Talk as a rite of passage that led to his role at the Centre for the Edge with Deloitte’s and the emergence of his alter ego, Dr Time, he’s now leading a movement to help us reimagine time. This conversation opens up a range of questions to help us see our assumptions about time and Temporal Value. (Listener Survey) Resources Mentioned Eddie Harran on LinkedIn Twitter Dr Time on Twitter Instagram Centre For the Edge [...]

TP 28: Paul Fairhead Future Strategist

By | May 17th, 2017|Change, Consulting, Design, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Paul Fairhead is a Future State Strategist that is unafraid to ask the tough questions and illuminate the shadows of our murky path toward an uncertain future. He’s also a global citizen, he spent 25 years living and working in Viet Nam, and in the last few years leading Huddle, Australia’s premier Human Centred Design agency, advising large businesses and governments in Australia and Europe he has gained significant insight from leading design-driven organisations. He is a thought leader and a sought-after speaker to help interpret design thinking into design doing and how to be a future focus government [...]