Silos are getting stronger

Silos are getting stronger

The pandemic was great at the beginning to teach us to ‘pivot’ business operations that minimised health risks and re-prioritised how we serve our markets and customers. We were listening to each other’s ideas. We knew we hadn’t done this before, and we needed to band...
Conflict across cultures is complicated

Conflict across cultures is complicated

I love looking at our current line-up of the Australian Cabinet. It’s full of diversity. Diverse cultural backgrounds, religions, sexualities, genders and all shapes n sizes. It looks like the diversity that exists within Australia. We even have a Minister for Women’s...
Unhealthy conflict happens when you won’t budge

Unhealthy conflict happens when you won’t budge

Conflict is good. Healthy disagreement is when we spark new ideas and new thinking. Thinking that is opposed to an already existing idea or thought. There were many that said Uber wouldn’t work. That people won’t book travel on apps. Steve Jobs was thrown off his own...
Positivity won’t remove suffering – reality will

Positivity won’t remove suffering – reality will

Working with people can be hard. They can be rude, dismissive, ignorant and arrogant. Just to name a few. Or are they? And is this description of them really helping you? I propose that people are not the problem. It’s how far away from reality we are, in these...
Why conflict shouldn’t be a dirty word

Why conflict shouldn’t be a dirty word

Conflict has become a C word. More and more people have become increasingly uncomfortable with disagreement in the past few years. Personal stress levels have created unhealthy disagreement where things feel, and often become, personal. We are not doing conflict well....
Why is it so hard to drop stuff?

Why is it so hard to drop stuff?

We know that keeping ourselves and our workload in check requires a constant re-balancing. Things come at us, whether they are bigger than initially planned or unplanned completely. We need to make decisions about where to spend our time best. But do we? Some of us...