Wednesday 18 January 2023

Three gifts to help you to ensure that 2023 is your best year yet

You can download them here. 

Gifts include this book rap from Geoff McDonald.

My 27 best ways to focus conversations.

and a complimentary 20 minute mentoring session to explore one of the 27 that you feel is right for you right now.

Become the wise leader you want to be.

Friday 13 January 2023

'Unhurried Conversations' with Johnnie Moore

I loved having this conversation with Johnnie Moore:

There's links to Johnnie's work underneath the video on YouTube.

Become the wise leader you want to be.


More videos like this one here.

Monday 9 January 2023

My best 27 conversation focusing tools

I've invested a lot of time and energy in the past year reviewing over 100 models that I have developed and used successfully in the past 30 years.

The following 27 made the final cut.

You can download them with my compliments here.

Become the wise leader you want to be.


Wednesday 4 January 2023

Monday 2 January 2023

The Super Nine of Business Success

I love Tom Peters. Here's is his explanation of the famous Staff 7-S model of which he is the co-creator.

The 7-S model, Tom himself and his other works, have greatly influenced my own work.

The 7-S model - strategy, systems, structure, skills, style, and staff—all united by shared values.

In my model below I include shared values in my Shared-view and I have added Status quo assessment and relevance and reliability and Small yet significant shifts and aggregation of marginal gains.


Learn more about shared-view in my complimentary online course here. Without shared-view nothing else can work at optimum levels.


In all thriving organisations I've observed staff/employees are first. In such organisations people feel valued, live values and exchange and deliver value. Learn more about these three here.


The best organisational structures are based on a supplier-customer value exchange and delivery chain. At the simplest level this means your board is serving your executives, who are serving your employees, who are serving your customers and other stakeholders.

If you are a shareholder driven organisation then you will never maximise your potential because your structure will be designed around shareholders.

Value exchange and delivery structure creation is unique to every organisation. Please contact me on +61 418 807 898 to explore further.


Systems follow structure. A systems thinking approach is essential. More about this here where I'm in conversation with Glenn Capelli and Allan Parker.

Strategy in a sentence

I updated my insights into this concept recently.

Status quo assessment and relevance and reliability

"No one sees reality.

It’s worth repeating: No one accurately sees the world as it is."

says Seth Godin in his first post for 2023. Read full post here.

I prefer therefore to assess normal (status quo) and to be in constant conversation with others about the relevance and reliability of my actions.


In Australia right now we have massive skill shortages in nurses and doctors as well as tourism and hospitality. From what I can tell the powers that be waited far too long to do anything about it and now we have a massive crisis.

Wise Leaders are always assessing skills needed now and at least a decade into the future.


I don't believe in the traditional leadership styles. Because each of us is a one-of-a-kind human being we lead according to who we are and our preferences. Style for me therefore is being fully who we are. I created the five faces of a fully alive human being with this in mind. Learn more about the five faces here where there is a link to the podcast version.

Small yet significant shifts and aggregation of marginal gains

Two of my favourite concepts are quantum leaps and the aggregation of marginal gains. Combining them is super tactic for ensuring success. Learn all about this here.

Become the wise leader you want to be.