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Leadership Food for Thought

Posted October 20, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Leadership guru Tom Peters created a memorable idea, which has been repeated many times over by many people: Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. One who repeated it, Roy Bennett (@Inspiring Thinkn) coupled the saying with an image of a pride of lions, perhaps by way of lending it more meaning: Fact: Only...Continue Reading

10 Ways to Uninspire Your Team

Posted October 3, 2015 by Charles Nelson

by Sally Forth >> Hold a motivational meeting with your team, then go out for a long lunch while they get to work. Tell Jim that you are too busy right now to listen to his suggestion on how to improve things in the office. Listen to Jim’s suggestions on how to improve things in...Continue Reading

Is Social Media Putting Trust Back Into Commerce?

Posted May 29, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Recently my friend Alan Travers and I were discussing the role of social media in the way business is transacted. The thought process that followed led me to conclude that social media was fundamentally changing the “trust terrain” we all live by. Here’s the story: Alan and I tossed around the rise of services like...Continue Reading

What (if anything) is a “thought leader”?

Posted May 28, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Being a “thought leader” is the new, hot cliché of the decade. How can you tell if somebody really “leads thinking”, or if they just are showing a flash of previously concealed hubris, or simply trying to hitch a ride to where the action might be? If somebody labels themselves as a “thought leader” in...Continue Reading

The Changing Role of Risk in Architecture

Posted May 26, 2015 by Charles Nelson

The Australian Institute of Architects this May held its annual conference on the theme The Changing Role of Risk in Architecture. A fantastic group of international speakers prodded and poked the idea of risk from all angles, but mainly from a higher plane than we typically think about it: “How to stay away from claims”....Continue Reading


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