Romancing death, tech and business

Josie Gibson Creativity, Innovation, Leadership, Media Release

The Business Romantic A radical humanisation of the workplace Sydney – March 27 (Doltone House) , Melbourne March 31 (Meat Market) Best-selling business author and TED speaker, Tim Leberecht, will headline two events in Australia later this month aimed at turning conventional thinking about work and play on its head. The Business Romantic forums bring Leberecht, author of The Business …

Good leaders embrace the ‘not knowing’

Josie Gibson Collaboration, Complexity, Leadership, Purpose

“The ideal art, the noblest of art: working with the complexities of life, refusing to simplify, to ‘overcome’ doubt.” Joyce Carol Oates Soldiers and sportsmen often exemplify what’s wrong with the world. Misplaced hero worship, arrogance and aggression, drugs, sexual abuse, misogyny, outright cruelty; the checklist is long and depressing. These two ancient pursuits also exemplify the complex, ambiguous world we …

Good leaders don’t follow the crowd

Josie Gibson Collaboration, Complexity, Leadership, Purpose

‘To find yourself, think for yourself.’  Socrates Lemmings suffer from a classic reputation issue. In 1958, Walt Disney’s controversial interpretation of a natural phenomenon in White Wilderness immortalised the lemming ‘suicide plunge’. In fact, the small rodents don’t commit mass suicide; their populations fluctuate wildly and when numbers are high, they migrate in groups as a natural population leveller. “The cliff-death-plunge sequence …