Leadership blog

Our leadership blog is about enabling and empowering leaders, whether in organisations or institutions to be willing to think, talk and act differently, in co-creating a future where people, profit and planet really matter. It also introduces the six C’s of innovation leadership.

Whether the goal is to get people to work together across internal boundaries or silos or to create high performing, seamless and collaborative operating organisational cultures. It involves giving people the time and space, skills and techniques, to deeply connect and collectively make effective internal decisions, reduce costs and improve efficiencies, to co-create valuable products and services that customers value and cherish.

It also requires a trustworthy and dependable leadership style that establishes clarity and meaning, so that people are non-defensive and feel safe enough to take smart risks, because leaders have their back. That prepares people, and especially leaders, for the imagination age to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, creatively and collaboratively, through experimentation and innovation.

By developing their head, heart and hand capabilities, by igniting the six C’s of innovation leadership. The six C’s for leading people in the imagination age: Connected, Curious, Compassionate, Courageous, Confident, Creative are the foundations for leading in ways that activate people’s ability to be, think, talk and act differently, to survive and thrive in a VUCA world.

By combining the six C’s of innovation leadership with AI, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, leaders and organisations could create a world where anything that can be imagined will be possible, raising the importance of imagination as the key mode of human thinking and being.

Our leadership blog aims to make leading people, in the imagination, digital and connected ages and economy 4.0, a very noble endeavor.

Leading people in the imagination age
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Most of us are aware that the nature of work is changing. According to Singularity University, while emerging technologies may destroy many jobs, they will also create many new appealing ones. Widespread innovation, in the imagination age, will give birth...
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Developing collaborative leadership styles
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With a national election for a new Australian government taking place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of autocratic, competitive and collaborative leadership styles. Causing many voters, like myself, to question as to...
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A disruptive world – new leadership capabilities
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Whether you are a company that wants to attract top talent or you are an individual who is trying to land your dream job, or an aspiring entrepreneur seeking to create a new business, it’s becoming clear that the future...
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Leveraging the “beautiful game” of effective teamwork and collaboration
Soccer – often referred to as the “beautiful game” – represents the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions. The best soccer teams in the world succeed by applying a mindset that...
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A new collaborative leadership model
We have all used metaphors to help explain things, including understanding the nature of change.  For many, this includes the use of the sports metaphor.  American football, for example, has been frequently used to explain how business works, what effective...
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Fear of failure, what drives it & how to deal with it?
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In the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report more than 206,000 individuals were surveyed across 73 economies and 3936 national experts on entrepreneurship from 73 economies participated in the survey. GEM participant economies represent 72.4% of the world’s population and 90%...
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Igniting a passionate purpose for innovation
I was reminded recently “that you always teach what you most need to learn” so I am happily sharing a key learning from one of the amazing executive coaches on the current global Coach for Innovators Certified Program™. This is...
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Leadership role – leaders as connectors
Living in Israel for 6 years gave me the opportunity to experience me a range of challenging harsh realities, including - “if you don’t network, you don’t work”! Like many of us, I developed my consulting, learning and development business in...
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Leading innovation
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I have just returned from a significant and speedy trip down under to Australia, where I met with a small range of Compass Learning and ImagineNation™ clients and business associates. What excited energized and encouraged me enormously about being back...
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Leading and coaching through constructive conflict
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In a recent TED presentation, successful British multi business owner, Margaret Hefferman, talked about the need to "think together". She outlined how leaders,  coaches and teams can do this by daring to confront conflict and create conflict and disagreement as...
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