Walking by a kebab shop, these words from the TV caught my attention: "The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris." I moved closer to watch and hear her words. It's a historic day. I noticed emotion swell up in my chest, just from the chorus of horns calling her to the virtual stage. Surprisingly evocative. I saw her dressed in black, addressing the nation, the world. I'm watching from Australia with the Nepali staffer behind the counter. I’m an Australian born, Canadian raised leadership futurist. The Vice President began to speak. She acknowledged those whose shoulders she [...]
What can the Hindsight of 2020 offer? Learning from the mistakes of the past will help us move more decisively toward a different future. Facing the reality of what we experienced in 2020 will take time to process. These are some of my reflections so far and my take on what's possible, what I'm grateful for and how to have a positive impact on 2021.
Preparing for a post-pandemic world involves being flexible now on our path to resilience. Adapting to the current context is crucial for those who are faring well to support those affected and coping less well. Human-centred leadership skills are fundamental to developing resilience, starting with flexibility.
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
What is worldview literacy and what does it mean for leadership? Jerry Nagel and Kathy Jourdain have created a body of work around Worldview Intelligence. "We think with and through our worldview but rarely about them.” This conversation not only gets us to think about them, it has wide ranging implications for how we deal with difference and diversity. From this interview you will learn, the impact of worldview on both a personal and group or organisational level, the 6 dimensions of Worldview intelligence, how to distinguish of sympathy and empathy from a worldview perspective, the role of confirmation bias and what [...]
If you could end suffering, would you? If you could turn trauma into your greatest strength what difference would it make? Would you be empowered? These are the questions that lead us to a bold vision held by Sally Anderson, Founder of Evolved Leadership and author of the Co-Creative Age - The next evolutionary phase of leadership. This episode is not for the faint of heart, it’s for those who hunger for a thriving and prosperous future for all. Sally Anderson is dangerous…to the status quo, to how much we tolerate our own pain and suffering. This isn’t just [...]
Michelle Redfern has a vision of a gender equal world, she does this by Advancing Women. This interview discusses Feminism, Football, Financial Literacy and Leadership. We had a great time talking about equality and diversity, the impact it has on the bottom line, on innovation and the economy. Topics like authenticity, feedback, vulnerability, a sense of belonging and inclusion bring these ideas into a practical on the ground experience of leadership and social change. An example we explored was the AFLW where for the first time in history, women have a professional football league, which has the potential to [...]