The Way Of Old And New

I’ve found myself in three situations in the past fortnight that have got me thinking about the need to both hold on to certain traditions and practices whilst also constantly looking for ways to move forward, innovate and adapt to the ever changing world.  Recently at work I’ve felt torn between the tried and proven

Are Your Early Warning Systems In Place?

I was recently returning from a business trip and made the unusual decision to watch a movie on the plane. I am normally one of these people who see plane trips as an opportunity to get some work done. The movie was The Impossible, about the tragic events of Boxing Day in 2004 which saw

Is Education Everything?

What do Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs all have in common? Besides all having incredibly successful careers, none have a university degree. This begs the question – is education the be all and end all? If not, why is it often a prerequisite? As a

Has Email Made Us Time Poor?

On the way home one night I was listening to a radio show arguing about whether “email wastes your time?” The presenter was talking to the CEO of two sports clubs in NSW who said he had been wasting at least four hours per day answering emails and was wondering why he felt so overburdened.

The Eternal Gender Debate

Recently, I had the “good fortune” of taking my two sons to the park for a play date. This task is rarely assigned to me but I accepted it with a certain excitement. When I arrived at the park, I was met by approximately 15 mothers and 25 kids but not one father in sight.