There Are 122 Million Reasons Why The Postal Plebiscite Makes No Sense

August 23, 2017
Postal Plebiscite

This convoluted mechanism is simply a poor tool for our elected representatives to use to avoid taking any real accountability. Subject to a High Court challenge, a national postal ‘vote’ on same-sex marriage is going ahead. An opportunity existed for our government to truly act as leaders, as representatives of their electorates, and to progress…

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Artificial Intelligence Will Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

July 20, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Will Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

In this technological revolution, it’s the low-income earners that will be displaced. Globally, the economic divide is growing. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In Australia, more than a quarter of households have recently experienced a decrease in income. The reasons for the growing economic divide are many and complex. They include…

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TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More

June 19, 2017
why teamwork is so important

To genuinely achieve success, it has always been necessary for an organisation to embrace teamwork. As today’s economy places greater pressure upon organisations to be highly competitive, agile and innovative, collaboration has become a vital aspect of an organisation’s practice, requiring teamwork across different job roles, business sites and hierarchies, all to achieve a common…

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Agility = The most important word for today’s leaders

May 2, 2017
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. 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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Group Singing: The Future of Humanity

March 23, 2017
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…

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13 ways to stay centred in an accelerating world

January 18, 2017
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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Loneliness Is The Global Epidemic Of Our Times

October 7, 2016
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…

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

July 19, 2016
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…

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Are you ready for the future?

April 18, 2016
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?…

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Inclusion and entrepreneurship the key to innovation

November 19, 2015
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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