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WILL BLOCKCHAIN & AI CHANGE THE WAY...

Blockchain and AI will undoubtable shift the way business is done in the financial sector. But what does that mean for people working in the industry? Similar to other disruptive technologies, AI and blockchain are likely to impact all aspects of work, at first slowly and then very quickly! NOW…

How to be innovative: Break the rules by...

Scientific thinking is an antidote to ‘more of the same’. A disciplined approach to innovation is core to the thinking of one of the most innovative leaders of our time – Elon Musk – according to Neil Strauss’s recent piece in Rolling Stone. Strauss highlights, among other things, that: Musk’s…

How can non-technical leaders contribute...

Whether you consider yourself or your business vulnerable to cyber security or not, no business leader wants to face the consequences of a breach. Some of the recent high profile cyber attacks have been shown to rely on social engineering as much as they have on technology.  For example, a…

Shifting ‘Normal’

Interesting article about how ‘what is normal’ changes. The article is political and is shaped around how a very powerful leader’s behaviour is re-setting the boundaries for ‘normal and expected’.  Essentially, by displaying a set of behaviours frequently, confidently and very publicly, this leader is shifting what is considered normal….

Do you worry about making people defensi...

If you worry that giving feedback will cause defensiveness in the recipient, you are like many other people leaders. In fact, this worry is common and sometimes results in avoidance or procrastination, often to the detriment of the person and the business. Read on for BrainWise tips for optimising acceptance…

Do you avoid giving feedback? ...

If giving constructive feedback is in the ‘too hard’ bucket for you, you are not alone. Many leaders procrastinate or avoid these discussions because they believe it will be awkward, it will damage their relationship or it will not help. There are simple brain-based tools that you can use immediately…

Does political correctness help or hinde...

While being able to ‘speak your mind’ might seem like a boost to creativity, having a sense of safety and predictability is an even more important factor in enabling people to freely share and build on each other’s ideas. People are better able to produce novel ideas and solutions when…

Brain Hack for Breaking Bad Habits

Find it challenging to break a bad habit or start a new one? Blame your brain. A lot of routine behaviour is controlled unconsciously in our brains. So simply setting a goal and trying hard is not enough. Recent research has shown that the environment can have a bigger influence…

Critical elements for leading transforma...

John Angilley of Fairfax Media shares his story of leading the cultural and financial transformation of Australian Community Media. When you watch the video, you will hear John share: Key success factors for business transformation How to deal with negative emotion and loss How to sustain the changes Let us…