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How to see your status soar: you need to be more curious.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Being curious. The gift that Eleanor Roosevelt said should be endowed on every child. One of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect, according to Samuel Johnson. And to Einstein, who described himself as “passionately curious,” a miracle if […]

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Spotlight Supply Chains: Will What You DON’T See, Hurt You?

Calling all supply chains: If anyone knows the importance of strategic foresight and futures thinking in your world, it’s Nick Little. He’s Assistant Director of Executive Development Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). A fellow Brit, Nick has extensive industry and international experience in supply chain management on both sides […]

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Neither innovation nor expertise means you’re a thought leader

I’ve never met Steve Blank but his ideas, outlined in his book ‘The Four Steps to the Epiphany’ launched the Lean Startup movement. In my mind, that classifies him not only as an innovative thinker but also a thought leader. The commencement speech he delivered at ESADE to the class of 2014 about the future […]

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Boost your thought leadership with these 3 simple steps

Boost thought leadership Have you been struggling with ways to boost thought leadership for yourself or your business? Try looking at it this way: O.E.S. While working in Bangalore in January 2016, I was interviewed by Indian businessman Sriharsha Neergundha Nagaraj for his show on Innovation. We talked about a number of things, but starting […]

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Strategic Foresight: Reaching Your Remarkable, Less Risky Future

I was recently interviewed by the World Future Society about how I use strategic foresight and other futures tools in my work. The following is a modified version of the article that appeared on their Private Member Network: When was your first time you recognized that you were bringing strategic foresight to your work? I’d never come […]

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World megatrends and you: Instructive, interesting, or ignored?

Why would you need to think about world megatrends when you’re focused on your business? Well, you’re no doubt familiar with the saying, taken from the paper by MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz that gave rise to chaos theory: A butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. In other words, […]

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Australian law firms wise up to the power of thought leadership

This article first appeared in the Law Society for NSW online newsletter. It was written by Leading Thought co-founder Craig Badings   Five years ago I conducted one-on-one research with the top six Australian law firms on their views of thought leadership and how they were using it. Most were grappling with it and the […]

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Clayton Utz and KPMG's Urban Renewal Guidebook a great case study in thought leadership.

Overcoming the three hurdles to thought leadership that truly works – case study  

  In a previous post my colleague, Dr Liz Alexander, identified the three hurdles brands or individuals face when identifying or taking their thought leadership point of view to market. These included: Not focusing too far into the future – people want information that can help them implement or make changes today. Focusing on the positive […]

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3 Reasons Thought Leadership Dies

  Is it possible to think too far out of the box? was a question our friends over the pond at Source for Consulting asked recently. Source found that, rather than explore issues they’d never considered, 83% of executives surveyed said they read thought leadership on topics they were already thinking about, and preferred this […]

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EY doing more with less content.

EY – doing a lot more with less content

It had to happen. A global brand bravely saying they’ll no longer be part of the content marketing machine that pumps out content for the sake of it. Step up to the plate EY Australia. Three years ago I interviewed Merryn Stewart, EY Oceania’s brand marketing and communications (BMC) director. At that point she had […]

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