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predict the future
Simon

The future is unknowable, but we can still prepare for it

We’re going to do a quick exercise together. I want you to take a moment to close your eyes and try and imagine a future 10 years from now. [insert 30 second pause] How did you go? What did you experience? Interestingly, the first experience that most people have is

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mindset
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Think more like a fisher and less like a sailor

In 2004, I competed in a Sydney Hobart yacht race. The weather conditions that year were particularly bad and only about half the fleet made it to Hobart. Most of the yachts were skippered and crewed by sailors. Mostly amateurs, but sometimes professionals, who spent their time sailing in yacht

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events during the pandemic
Simon

Do different events differently

When it comes to physical events we understand that not all events are the same. We have everydayevents, such as our weekly stand-up with the team that we used to hold in meeting room six. Then we have our important events such as the monthly town hall or the training program where we’d

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Supported change beats directed change

One of the most powerful diagrams I have ever seen is also one of the simplest. It was shown to me when I was working as a Lean business improvement coach at Rio Tinto and it illustrated the difference between a Western and Eastern approach to change. Western organisations are

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