Innovation

Unlearning technology pays big dividends  

Unlearning leaves capacity to learn new technology.

Never assume you understand new concepts If you see yourself as a passionate individual, wanting to change the world, and you want a lucrative career in the process. Then you will need to take a fresh look at how you go about utilising the new digital technologies, by unlearning the old ones. There could be…

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AI provides compelling user experiences

AI will improve the customer experience.

Delivering personalised experiences in real time Achieving a better customer experience is probably the best reason to focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI).  AI is set to provide more compelling real-time experiences in an environment where innovation is continuously creating fresh opportunities to engage customers and other stakeholders. Artificial intelligence makes it possible for machines to…

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Innovative ideas create better businesses

Digital marketing and innovative ideas work well together.

Without appropriate technology, employees leave New innovative ideas are becoming harder to find and more expensive without the aid of technology. Without a modern digital strategy, existing efforts are yielding fewer new ideas. When employees are always thinking about what’s wrong, but don’t have access to the right digital technology to solve their problems and…

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Structures usually inhibit progress

Structures and accountability go hand in hand.

Replacing structures with accountability Managers of business structures would do better to heed the lessons learned from the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic’s collision with an iceberg. Today, everyone must become more nimble and learn how to respond quickly. Unanticipated opportunities and threats of the globalised world driven by disrupting technology can cause havoc. Evolving from a structured…

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Complacency costs community sustainability

Complacency kills communities and businesses.

Many are happy with their town or village Work-life balance is a bit of a misconception. You are never genuinely balanced life, even though you might be feeling great, complacency costs you and the community sustainability. The thing is you should be striving for it as a concept. The trick is to ensure you are…

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Local businesses often need supporting

Sometimes local businesses need all the help they can get.

When local businesses are in trouble Snap non-performing local businesses out of it. Stop any procrastination, inaction because of fear and start them taking action. To turn around a business might be easier than you think, but it must happen. Many communities ignore their struggling companies; they believe businesses in trouble deserve to die or…

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Breakthroughs can happen every day

Put your heart into making breakthroughs.

Ways to accomplish breakthroughs If you want to make breakthroughs, show up every day. If you are not on the field, you cannot expect to win the game. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakthrough stories come from individuals who consistently show up every day. It is not easy, but you must…

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Community leadership needs improvement

Community leadership takes on many forms.

Putting a focus on regional community leadership You will often hear people talking about how regional, rural and remote communities are in desperate need of good leaders. While there have been many changes in how community development should be approached, one thing has become abundantly clear, community leadership is critical. Accountability is becoming the big…

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Future communities require change

The future communities are here, don't waste it.

You can be sure the future communities will be different Ten years from now, how much will energy cost? What will happen with the climate? Most importantly, will you be more satisfied with your community and your role in it? Perhaps it is time for you to pack your bags for the future communities? Years…

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Struggle indicates overhaul required

Struggle takes the fun out of business.

Signs a business or community needs an overhaul Often you can fail to realise just what is holding you back and what to do about it. Maybe you were never taught the signs of trouble or even how to go about creating the life you wanted. Stop the struggle in your business community, and you…

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