2018 GBC: Where are they now? LISC (formally Gauntlet)

Team Gauntlet, now known as LISC, winners of the 2018 Project Prize and overall 2nd place winner.

Team Gauntlet, now known as LISC, winners of the 2018 Project Prize and overall 2nd place winners.

Gauntlet’s (now LISC) solution for the 2018 Smart Cities GBC was to handle evacuation problems in emergency situations in event venues such as stadiums. Read more

2018 GBC: Where are they now? R-Evolution

Team R-Evolution, 2018 Global Business Challenge winners.

Team R-Evolution, 2018 Global Business Challenge winners.

R-Evolution’s solution for the 2018 Smart Cities Global Business Challenge (GBC) was a digital platform called ‘Living technology together (LTT)’. The platform would allow cities and communities to define smart city programs such as improving health, reducing waste or improving energy efficiency. Read more

Collaboration in Top Teams: A ‘PROPHETable’ Conversation with Katherine Tulpa

Decorative image - multicultural team

Katherine Tulpa, featured speaker at the Leadership Coaching Conference “Crossing Boundaries”,  has a fascination with different cultures, and finds both personal and professional joy in working with executive teams that operate on a global scale.

QUT is welcoming Katherine Tulpa as a featured speaker for the Leadership Coaching Conference on 22-23 November. I recently sat down with Katherine near her home in Kings Cross in London.  We talked about why she decided to travel down under from London to talk at the Conference. Read more

Crossing Boundaries Between Sport and Business: Global Stories

Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman

Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman will be speaking at the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ Leadership Coaching Conference.

QUT’s Leadership Coaching Conference on 22 and 23 November features two speakers from QUT’s Faculty of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. I spent a fascinating hour with Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman talking about how they are going to tackle the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ theme in the Conference. Read more

The Art of Lingering in Leadership and Coaching – A Conversation with Reinhard Stelter

Professor Reinhard Stelter

Professor Reinhard Stelter reflects on the theme “Crossing Boundaries” and the time around the fall of the Berlin Wall

Leaders increasingly operate uncharted territory characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – the VUCA world. Rapid decision making is expected in response to rapid change. Read more

Experiential Learning for Better Leading

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing” (Kolb, 1974). Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their output. It is the reflection on doing that crystalizes the learning. Read more

Experiential Learning

Using remote controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

Using remote-controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

For the seasoned leader, talk of an executive team planning retreat or development activity featuring experiential learning conjures up dark thoughts about trust exercises (that’s right, the one where you fall backwards into a colleague’s arms), ropes courses or even bungy jumping!

Fear not, the world has moved on from those heady days of equating leadership development with putting your life at risk, or at least updating your health insurance plan.

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Bang for your Buck: Why Benefits Management is Essential for Project Success

Benefits Management

Corporate educator and benefits management professional, Stephen Jenner is changing the way leaders look at their projects as investments.

Project success is a vital component to every organisation’s business success, and a huge part of this involves benefits management. Dubbed the ‘Rottweiler’ of benefits management, Stephen Jenner has the combination of training that turns the concept of benefits management into a tangible outcome for organisations and the experience to make him a leading educator in the field. Read more

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