May 2, 2017

Agility = The most important word for today’s leaders

most important word for today’s leaders

Get ready for the future at Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific taking place 13-15 November 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. www.ci2017.com.au

Human Intelligence 2.0 – Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.” Tom Atlee

 

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March 23, 2017

Group Singing: The Future of Humanity

Creativity Australia’s With One Voice

When singing a song together, we become participants rather than observers of others. Singing gives us an opportunity to make ourselves really and truly present. No one has to be a perfect singer, or have the most beautiful voice, to be a part of a music group. As a well-known quotation reads: “The woods would be very silent if only those birds sang who sing the best.”

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January 18, 2017

13 ways to stay centred in an accelerating world

ways to stay centred in an accelerating world

Everything is accelerating and fear is ruling the planet. We are afraid of terrorists and climate change; deeply uncertain of the economy, our leaders and what the future holds for our work, our relationships and our communities. What we thought we knew is no longer true. Where are we heading?

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October 7, 2016

Loneliness Is The Global Epidemic Of Our Times

loneliness and social isolation

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

The life and death of Eleanor Rigby, in the bleak Beatles song, reminds us that loneliness kills. Recent studies conclude loneliness and social isolation are the next big public health issue, on par with obesity, domestic violence and substance abuse.

At some stage of our lives, loneliness affects almost all of us. For many, it is a core factor in mental and physical health problems, and economic disadvantage. A 2012 study showed that in 2001-09, almost one in three Australians experienced loneliness. The study concluded loneliness is an increasing trend and emerging factors, from social media use to single person dwellings, feed this trend.

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July 19, 2016

Communities that care: Re-inventing the social sector bottom-up

social welfare and engagement methodology

The jobs of yesterday no longer exist and the jobs of tomorrow haven’t been invented yet. Over the next 5 to 10 years it is estimated that up to 40% of companies on the S & P will be disrupted by rapidly advancing technologies and the entrepreneurs adapting quickly to this new environment.  And according to considerable research more than 50% of current Australian middle class jobs will no longer exist over the next decade due to robots, artificial intelligence and other new technologies. And some jobs will continue to exist but will be performed by those in cheaper labour markets overseas. 

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April 18, 2016

Are you ready for the future?

Creative innovation- Tania de Jong AM

Today you either disrupt yourself or someone else will! Retail, the media, airlines, telecommunications, professional services and insurance firms, even governments globally are all in the throes of fundamental change in response to disruption.  Is it a threat to your industry or profession, a problem to be managed – or an opportunity to be seized? You and your organisation have a chance to understand disruption, to innovate in response, or take the initiative and be a disruptor. Learn from the who’s who of global thinkers and innovators at the 6th Creative Innovation 2016 Asia Pacific Global event (Ci2016), 7-9 November 2016 at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. continue reading »

November 19, 2015

Inclusion and entrepreneurship the key to innovation

culture of innovation to develop our capabilities to turn ideas into enterprises

Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation.  On almost every important business index, we are accelerating. The stakes – the financial, social, environmental and political consequences – similarly are rising.  Being lucky is no longer enough

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November 9, 2015

Singing, the best drug of all!

leadership motivational speaker

Research shows singing is the best drug of all: the ultimate cure for mental and physical health 

It’s hard to miss her. Not just because her crutches have slipped to the floor, and in truth without them you can’t actually tell that she’s living with her cerebral palsy. She’s not the best, or the loudest member of the choir. 

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June 26, 2015

19 tips to build presence & beat stage fright when speaking in public

motivational keynote speaker for leadership

Public speaking is considered the greatest fear a person can have, even greater than the fear of death. Yet we all have unique voices, stories and knowledge to share with others and inspire. continue reading »

May 15, 2015

What the arts can learn from Silicon Valley

arts which can learn from Silicon Valley

While the arts sector faces challenges to secure funding and capture audiences in the digital age, the leading hub for technology and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley may hold the key to innovation. continue reading »