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Project Management Institute – Questions Answered

Project Management Institute  Adelaide – SA Chapter Webinar, Monday 19th April, 2021 Questions asked but not answered or, questions asked and the questioner wants a more detailed answer – I commint to answer all questions here in as short a time as possible – over to you.  If you purchased a copy of ‘Develop Through…

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Leadership and Power

Leadership and power If one isn’t careful, there can be confusion about power and knowledge’ the power of having people ask for approval, require them to check in when it isn’t necessary, when they can be take on outcomes to complete, not jobs, job by job. True power is based on giving it away. I…

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Edward deBono Thinking

The beauty of the DeBono thinking with his ‘hats’ philosophy is that it is not only a thinking tool but also a communication (interpersonal) and personal development tool, additionally a decision making and problem-solving tool. It builds confidence and character; it helps to enable others and to bring about useful connection. This exercise is about gaining ‘thoughtful’ feedback inside…

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Strategic Thinking Tools

There are many tools that can help break away from fixed thinking,  the negative impact of paradigms on new thinking,  the negative effect of group and pre-emptive thinking  abundant in Command and Control negative environments.  The topics below are selected at random as somewhere to start. It could be argued that there is no specific…

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Trade or war, war or trade – China & Australia and the world!

Destined for War, Can America and the China escape the ‘Thucydides’ trap*? Graham Allison. An informative and chilling read, somewhat summarised as early as page 24/364 in “China is sucking the Southeast Asian countries into their economic system because of the vast market and growing purchasing power. Japan and South Korea will inevitably be sucked…

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Don’t just sack/fire/dismiss/make redundant – your loss – loss also of integrity

Don’t ‘manage out’(sack/fire/dismiss/make redundant) an underperforming or poor behaving employee – repatriate them! Unless your system was seriously flawed when you defined the position, when you (or people you trusted with the assignment) proceeded through the recruitment process through to engagement, the performance reviews etc, at some stage this employee had been useful, maybe even…

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Knowing and not telling is being implicit!

Everyone is so astonished with the revelations re Rathjen! Equally, the Berejiklian/Maguire saga another example. There are loads of skeletons everywhere, in sport, in business, in families … and 99% of the time, someone, if not lots of people know; and do nothing! Then there is the game blame, the fault, the guilt, the distasteful…

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