Tag Archives: Change

Banking Bad

The final report into the Banking Royal Commission has just come out and I think most Australians have mixed emotions. On the one hand the Government is accepting (softly) the recommendations in full – all 76 of them – but I think most of us will reserve judgement to see what actually changes. And we […]

Can we look a little deeper?

Change resistance I ran a coaching group recently where a leader was experiencing considerable resistance to a program of change he was implementing. It was in an area that definitely needed to be reformed. There were legacy issues, aggressive behaviour, competitiveness and a previous leader who had got stuff done by using hierarchical power, ‘my […]

Future Work

  I visited Sydney recently and took a ferry to the Biennale on Cockatoo Island. Apart from the ferry ride and the art, (I particularly liked the pendulum work), the title of the show intrigued me; “the future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed” (William Gibson, science fiction writer)  I started musing on […]

Lessons from my Grandma

I’ve been reading a looooooot of textbooks lately on resilience and associated topics….. On GRIT as I have previously blogged about – passion and persistence towards long term goals. On Mental Toughness, which is a ‘short hand’ way of explaining why some people cope well under pressure and others seem to falter. On Resilience, particularly […]

Kaizen Change

We often think about radical change, game changing change, disruption… but sometimes the approach that’s needed is more of a teensy step than a great leap forward. The Japanese call it Kaizen change, which simply means improvement. The type of improvement required is small and incremental. Kaizen change was introduced to Japan after WWII when […]