Life hack ...

Life hack ...

 Mindfulness meditation is a life hack for me that amplifies my focus and productivity.

I used to meditate everyday - I did so for years. Then, about two years ago I just stopped. There were a few reasons for this: my practice felt stale; my mind was relentless in its 'chatter' (I know, this is why I needed to meditate!); and I simply did not have enough time do dedicate 30 minute each morning to being still and present.

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Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

For any team to expand its range of potential futures it would need to expand its conversational range. We have all experienced being in groups where the quality of the conversation is quite 'limited'; that is, the depth and span of the conversation is highly constrained.

To allow for novelty and emergence to arise in a conversation, four a team needs to open and walk through four 'doors' into a more generative field of being together, and be mindful of four trapdoors along the way ...

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Iterative decision-making as a practice of adaptive leadership

Iterative decision-making as a practice of adaptive leadership

Foundational to leading adaptively as a leader capacity to make robust, well formed decisions quickly in service of supporting the ‘system’ being transformed (e.g., an organisational system) to maintain momentum towards its yet to be defined ideal future. In partnering with our client organisation the need for agility in making effective decisions is paramount with literally millions of dollars riding on how effectively this organisation’s senior leaders make the decisions they will need to continually make in leading the organisation’s transformation.

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Applied Systems Thinking

Applied Systems Thinking

There are a number of approaches to supporting leaders conceptualise and engage with ‘transformational change’. My approach is heavily influenced by the principles and practices of  Adaptive Leadership, with particular emphasis placed upon the importance of establishing and maintaining a suitable container (or holding environment) for supporting the change journey.

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'Containing Change' - 10 considerations for establishing a viable Holding Environment for undertaking adaptive change

'Containing Change' - 10 considerations for establishing a viable Holding Environment for undertaking adaptive change

During times of change, it is critical that the leaders of the change establish a ‘holding environment’ within the organisation that is able to contain and support the change journey - in other words, the container established to support people undertaking adaptive change is equally (or even more important) that the context informing that change (the why of change) or the content of change (the what of change).

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You are the architect of your highest possible future

You are the architect of your highest possible future

My invitation to you is this: Cultivate your unique thought leadership for the world, and codify what makes you 'you' in ways that enable others to also benefit from you being you?

In our increasingly competitive global marketplace individuals and organisations who are able to "... assess, package and share their own best practices, knowledge-sets, case studies and highly skilled and talented leaders to serve as value-added resources to fuel business growth".

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