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Head and Heart

October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you think about past experiences you hold dear, do you remember them with your head or your heart?
What are some heart memories that make you smile?

Paul Simon vs Backstreet Boys

October 21, 2019 | 2 Comments

Is marketing really just about asking people what they want and giving it to them?
Or is it actually more about what you stand for?

Purpose themes

October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s hard if someone asks you straight up, from all the possibilities in the world – what is your purpose? A lot of us struggle to answer this. A lot of organisations don’t really get to the heart of it either. But what I’ve found through my work with helping organisations find their purpose, as …

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Dear Human: How do I find my spark?

October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Work to live or live to work? This human has something in them, burning like wild fire, but is unfulfilled. How do we find and live our purpose? How do we live up to our potential? And what if we’re not good enough?

Finding your glow

September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is your truth?
Is what you do aligned with what you stand for?
What about your tribe?
Here’s a good news story of someone who found hers…

Dear Human: Stepping forward and letting people down

September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes choosing ourselves can mean upsetting others. This human has an opportunity that truly excites them, but they’re torn over letting their current employers down. Sucks to be human. But not really.

Moving the middle

September 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

It takes a lot to move the middle. You have to push the edge, HARD. Not reasonably, not how you would like things to end up, but with all you fucking have, just to shift the norm a fraction. You have to bash and blaze. If you want to change the norm that men summarily …

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Dear Human: Remotely Unsure

September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Human, What do you think about working remotely vs working together with a team, say, at head office. I live interstate from the company I work for and I work out of a co-working space, most often it’s just me.  I also travel a lot for work, and sometimes travel just for me, but …

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“The real virtues of business”

September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just as I was writing to myself the words “You don’t affect change by telling people they’re wrong, but by showing them a better alternative,” this article comes out: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/bca-time-to-get-back-to-business/news-story/a54e3d010adf8d71c777f40e1bfd3e19 And woh, boy, my blood is boiling, and my new Zen and the Art of Change Influence philosophy is being very sorely f**king tested.  In …

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Dear Human: More Torn than Natalie Imbruglia

September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

This week’s Dear Human answers the question of balancing commercial and cultural integrity, the “no dickheads” rule for customers, employees and investors, and the cross genre appeal of Natalie Imbruglia in the 90s.

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