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An Occasional Address

Listening to my husband’s address at a University graduation Ceremony last week, I was struck by how powerful a driver it is to have a strong sense of purpose from an early age.

I was shocked the first time he told me that he’d always wanted to ‘do something significant’ with his life. I couldn’t imagine even daring to think like …

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Making Teams Work

Being a member of a dysfunctional team drives people crazy. To put it more mildly, it’s frustrating, irritating and time-wasting. We’ve all been there, in sporting and special project teams, community committees, body corporates,  management teams and boards. The dynamics of teams can be a source of real distress and a genuine deterrent for people considering continued or future participation …

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Innovation and the neighbours

How have I learned about innovation from my neighbours? You might well ask.

I’ve been coaching 23 middle managers from a manufacturing company over the past two weeks to prepare them for a leadership program. This company is, like most, very keen to foster innovation and I was struck by the diversity of ideas, skills and experiences to draw on in …

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Leading In Complexity

A multi-module program designed to develop new ways of thinking to lead in an increasingly complex world.

If you feel the environment you are currently operating in is increasingly complex and unpredictable, then you are not alone.

A recent study by IBM of 1500 Global CEO’s highlighted “the escalation of complexity as the biggest challenge confronting them” and that their organisations were …

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10 Minutes With… Richard Hockney

South Australian business leader, board adviser and former NAB and Westpac state manager Richard Hockney has enjoyed offices around the nation and across the globe but, he says, Adelaide is now the place to do business.

Lee Nicholson: You are Adelaide born and raised, left SA to work in Melbourne, UK, Sydney and back to Melbourne for the National Australia Bank. …

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CXT Legal: doing deals at Intersect

Intersect member, Christos Tsonis from CXT Legal is a breath of fresh air in Intersect – he has turned the traditional lawyer model on its head.  His growing legal consultancy company has thrown out time sheets, paper, hourly billing and even the mahogany ‘lawyer’ desk, all while providing fixed cost certainty to clients on complex projects.  It therefore comes as …

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