Leading and coaching for connection: The ‘five percenters’ fallacy

Am I imagining it, or in organisations and in life is it harder and harder for people to find agreement? It’s Brexit – or stuff it.  It’s coal – or you are out in the cold; It’s Me Too – or too bad; it’s Black Lives Matter – or what’s it matter? Increasing complexity and a plethora of pressures seem to be attracting us to ideas and people at the extremes (the ’five percenters’ at either end) to find answers to seemingly intractable problems – or we just tune out.

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2017 GBC: Where are they now? Smart Blox

Winners of the 2017 Global Business Challenge: Tim Larsen, Dr John Bensley (Coach), Katherine Monberg and Mary Dusek.

Solar Blox combines all of the necessary elements of a complete solar system into a single product that is similar in accessibility and mobility to a portable petrol generator, which can be bought from any local hardware store.

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2016 GBC: Where are they now? Smart Toilet Company

Smart Toilet Company: (Left to right) Chris Veraa, Dayna Williamson and Fraser Miller.

Smart Toilet Company were the winners in the 2016 Global Business Challenge.

The Smart Toilet provided continual monitoring of patient well-being via urine analysis which is recorded using smart apps and is analysed by clinicians remotely. The test results are compared against an aggregate set of patient data to give greater insight into patients’ health.

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Sphere shows the window to a child’s brain

The Sphere is a five-metre LED learning and teaching tool, and is the centrepiece of QUT’s new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.

If you’ve ever wondered why some young children find it difficult to manage their emotions and reactions, look no further than the brain – or if you’re at QUT’s new Education Precinct, the Sphere.

This semester, QUT opened its state-of-the-art $94 million Education Precinct on Kelvin Grove campus.

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