Purpose is the north star, the anchor, the stabiliser in a crisis that helps us confidently steer in new directions. Purpose connects us deeply to one another and something greater than ourselves. We believe that purpose is just the beginning. True leadership is measured in impact, and impact requires conviction. John Chambers (Exec GM Future Business and Technology at AGL Energy), and Tiffanie Ireland (Director of Two Point Co. Indigenous Engagement Consultancy), two extraordinary leaders who have overcome enormous challenges to live and breathe their purpose daily and transform their organisations and the world around them, join Maximus Directors James Keeler and Katherine Boiciuc for a fascinating exploration of purposeful leadership.
Top 10 TED Talks for Leaders From 2016
The best of the best! We’ve selected 10 of the best TED talks from 2016 for leaders. Essential viewing for leaders thinking about the future of their organisations and their teams.
The Human Side of Managing Mergers
A common reason for M&A (mergers and acquisitions) failure is downplaying the people element. During due diligence, planning focuses on how to realise strategic and financial benefits such as access to new markets, distribution synergies and economies of scale. It’s often assumed the human side will take care of itself once the integrated entity is operational. Yet 3 out of 10 mergers fail for cultural reasons.
Antifragility: The Black Swan Antidote
The Coronavirus pandemic is the black swan event of our times. In his book, Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb sets the scene for understanding that the subsequent turmoil of black swan events is caused by fragility; and cultivating antifragility is the antidote.