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Collaboration is hard. My intuitive response to people who have different ideas from mine is so often defensive, even antagonistic. This means that I block off useful conversation instead of encoura … Continue reading »

Circle Work Published on March 27th, 2017

My family will attest to the fact that I am not a huge fan of housework. The washing and the hanging and folding and ironing and vacuuming and dusting and bathroom cleaning and mopping and….you … Continue reading »
As I write, my part of the NSW coast is just emerging from another drenching by a ‘Tasman Low’ – a weather system that picks up water over the Tasman Sea and drops it unrelentingly o … Continue reading »

Certainty in an Uncertain Environment Published on February 22nd, 2017

Let’s face it; there is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. Issues we face are no longer mostly complicated where timely intervention by technical experts and robust processes lead to … Continue reading »

Five Tips for Managing a Messy Meeting* Published on February 14th, 2017

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting where people are grappling with something very challenging? It may have been a situation nobody had faced before. It may have been that something beyond your … Continue reading »

The Public Meeting That Never Ends Published on December 13th, 2016

At the end of 2016 I have one question for you. How does it feel to be trapped inside a public meeting that never ends? I ask because, having watched the Brexit vote and the US Presidential election … Continue reading »
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