Transformative Innovation – giving birth to stuff that matters

I will call it. Almost all of what we call innovation is incremental. To innovate, to change something, to transform, is rare. Nothing wrong with incrementalism, but let us not confuse it with exceptionalism. I believe that the world needs exceptional innovation right now, rather than another new app. The Nobel Laureate, Ilya Prigogine, noted for his work on dissipative … Read More

Perhaps humility? Leadership for a world that works for everyone.

Humility enables spaciousness. There is room for another…another opinion, another voice, another perspective. Humility begins from the place of “my voice, deed, act is only one possibility of many.” Humility acknowledges that no one ever does anything without infinite support from another. The other might be nature, biology, history, friends, family… Hubris squeezes out everything else. It starts from the … Read More

A singular focus – the act of personal bests, repeated

As the Olympics wrap up for 2016 and the sports mad nation of Australia contemplates our successes and misses in Rio I am reminded of one of our great athletes, Ian Thorpe. As a 3x per week swimmer for 20 or so years, I know a little bit about the black line. About early mornings, and hours and hours that … Read More

Entrepreneurship, gestation and the journey of birthing a business

  Nature has its own gestation rate. Mothers know gestation. They know it is for approximately 9 months. They know the emotional roller coaster that is beyond hormones…the excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, trepidation, and often in the end, impatience. Fathers get to experience this in a different way, maybe as the brunt of the emotional storm of the mother, often … Read More

True leaders elevate all human lives

In this time of madness when we have the rise of demagogues posturing as ‘leaders’ it is worth pausing to reflect on what leadership really is. No, it is not about someone leading people like blind sheep. Using the peoples fear, decades of being ignored and beaten down.. as the manipulative tool of coercion. It is not a title or … Read More

Collaboration is a Super Power

Forget Captain America and the Marvel Hero’s. The stories of the lone hero changing the world simply cannot happen with out a team. Check out this short (6 minute video) as I explain some of the ingredients required to build an exceptional team. Video courtesy of Chris Hogan, Mentor Revolution