Professional Development


Thinking is compulsory

Typically, in the aftermath to an ethical failure, focus goes to the formal mechanisms that leaders have designed and implemented: codes, compliance frameworks and policy documents. Whilst these are important, the Hayne Inquiry proves that alone they are not enough, that it is the shadow culture of an…

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…

Are you transformation ready?

We live in an age where disruption is no longer the exception, but the norm. For the majority of firms, however, their response to disruption has focused on digital strategies. Firms are looking to technology to adapt their business model, create greater efficiency, drive cost savings, and maintain…

Digital leadership is human leadership

Disruptive technologies and nascent business models mean that traditional approaches to economic development and business management are no longer sustainable. We need to innovate the way we do things, including the way we structure and lead our organizations.

What is Transformation?

Transformation is the new business mantra. Managers are told that they need to change, and to transform their organisations before they are disrupted by some external force. Share markets reward the disrupters and penalise firms that don’t respond quickly enough. And yet, for many managers, this call-to-action is…

Code-A-Bot Team Challenge

The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s Science and Engineering research. But did you know that it can also inspire your team?

Energy markets of the future

I was recently invited by the United Nations to give a keynote address—titled “Uberizing Energy: How Digital Technologies will Change the Competitive Landscape of the Energy Sector”—at the UN’s Resource Management Week event in Geneva, Switzerland.