Category Archives: Management

Leaning In in the Twenty-First Century

My working life has spanned 40 years, and I well remember the heady days of feminism in the 60s and 70s; and the fight for equal pay, being a union rep to get equal working conditions, and sitting in meetings … Continue reading

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Creating Value in the Social Era

The future is ‘social’, although the picture on where we are heading in the social era is still developing. The world has changed – competition has changed, and how we create value has changed.  The people who will change our … Continue reading

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Scenario Planning: Planning is better than prediction

Scenario planning is a big-picture method of thinking that allows people to see the future logically, systematically and realistically. It is primarily used as a resilience test for strategy, but can also provide a framework for innovation and risk analysis. … Continue reading

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A Personal Approach to Organisational Time Management

The biggest and most destructive myth in time management is that you can get everything done if only you follow the right system, use the right to-do list, or process your tasks in the right way. That’s a mistake. We live … Continue reading

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Strategic Priorities in Libraries: Focus on the Transformation

Source: Web 2.012 Virtual Conference, 4 October 2012 Stephen Abrams delivered a keynote lecture on the need for libraries to get back to strategic planning.  Some key take outs from the session: Library services are not a noun, they are a … Continue reading

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Workplace and Board Diversity: Unconscious bias

Heather Price, CEO of Australian diversity consulting firm Symmetra, says there’s been a huge shift in the rules of business and the rules of expectation are changing with leaders recognising that diversity is productive. Heather was a recent guest speaker at … Continue reading

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Leaders as Strategists

Defining what an organization will be, and why and to whom that will matter, is at the heart of a leader’s role. Those who hope to sustain a strategic perspective must be ready to confront this basic challenge Achieving and … Continue reading

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