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Driving through adversity

Driving indicates an action that has energy and a direction Adversity indicates the ongoing presence of situations that are out of control, misfortune, difficult, that seem irreversible Hence the topic is about addressing those things that are or seem to be, against a happy fulfilled, successful existence. Adversity can come about through misdeeds, misthinking, unwise…

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Even global organisations get it wrong – very wrong!

KPMG – just not getting on top of managing people!   KPMG says in its literature – “Financial statement audits and other assurance services play a critical role in creating and maintaining investor confidence and unlocking valuable insights into your business. We believe independent auditors perform the valuable role of being a trusted intermediary between…

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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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Skills Matrix /Performance Management

Skills Matrix /performance management– Skills Matrix – this is about dissecting a job position into categories and tasks, then using various evaluation methods, painting a picture of competence as to each of the processes within a task. This enables more effective delegation and much more effective performance review and general recognition of a person’s worth….

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Challenges ahead for start-ups and what they need to prepare themselves for!

Challenges ahead for start-ups and what they need to prepare themselves for. © colourthinking 09.04.2020   Robert Toru Kiyosak writes about how people starting businesses to get a job. People also start businesses because they have some natural affinity and people ‘pump them up’. Obviously, there are numerous other reasons, made redundant and have some…

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Intelligent disobedience -2

INTELLIGENT DISOBEDIENCE –                                                                                04.04.2020 © The usual explanation of Intelligent disobedience is that it occurs where a service animal trained to help a disabled person goes directly against the owner’s instructions in an effort to make a better decision (about to walk into an unexpected hole). This behaviour is a part of the dog’s training…

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