Designing your Transformation

Nobel laureate Herbert Simon wrote that design is about “changing existing circumstances into preferred ones.” The challenge for many businesses embarking upon a transformation journey, however, is that they don’t always have a clear vision of their preferred destination, only hints of where they are going and how it might look when they get there. Read more

Navigating Boundaries: A Perspective from the World of Coaching

boundary, n.
That which serves to indicate the bounds or limits of anything whether material or immaterial; also the limit itself. (OED)

Boundaries are part of life – they enable us, and they constrain us. Many self-help books and coaching guides stress the need for busy people to set boundaries and learn to say no.

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No Fitbit, no insurance? Could this be Australia’s next Royal Commission?

Australia has seen its fair share of royal commissions: from construction in 2001 to financial services and aged care in 2019,  … just go to Wikipedia and look at the list. So imagine your insurance firm is next. Far-fetched? Well, consider the emerging practice to tie insurance policies to your Fitbit data. We have seen examples in Australia, Europe, and the United States. Read more

One night can make a difference

Canberra in winter – sleeping out will put me out of my comfort zone.

Imagine, Courtney was your daughter, sister or family member? Whilst she was not homeless, she was couch-surfing and sleeping rough while struggling with drug and mental health issues. Courtney was killed last Friday in a public place in Melbourne. She needed help, and a safe place might have saved her. 

As a mother, this story moved me: what if that was my daughter? Read more