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9 07, 2020

How far will you go?

2020-07-09T12:46:50+00:002020/07/09 at 12:46 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW 

It’s one thing to set goals, but it’s how much you’re prepared to invest that often proves the clincher.

Take Melanie Perkins, CEO of Canva, now worth USD$3 billion. Her goal was to find funding but she realised that the deals were done in the water while kitesurfing. So, she […]

3 07, 2020

Special bleet: Latest leadership research

2020-07-03T10:48:49+00:002020/07/03 at 10:48 AM|

By Juliet Hammond, Research and Data Analytics Lead

This month, the Enterprisers Project, a community of technology leaders, suggests re-evaluating our view of remote working and see the opportunities to build authentic relationships and real collaboration without working face-to-face. McKinsey research supports this and proposes new leadership practices that will enable high performance while working remotely. They remind us […]

19 06, 2020

Pulling together

2020-06-19T11:38:39+00:002020/06/19 at 11:38 AM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

An experiment by Max Ringelmann, a French engineer, in the 1880s showed that as you add people to a rope in a tug-of-war simulation, individual effort drops by 25%. Later called ‘social loafing’, it’s the risk that working in groups makes us less diligent.

Organisations often deal with this […]

11 06, 2020

Set in stone

2020-06-11T13:23:01+00:002020/06/11 at 1:21 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW 

Following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, monuments across the US, UK and elsewhere, commemorating people with backgrounds linked to slavery and racism, are being toppled by angry demonstrators.

Simukai Chigudu, an Associate Professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford noted that “the meaning […]

4 06, 2020

Special Bleet: Latest leadership research

2020-06-04T12:03:16+00:002020/06/04 at 12:03 PM|

By Juliet Hammond, LIW Business Impact Consultant

All the talk among researchers is, of course, about the virus – its impact on our work lives and the opportunities for a post-pandemic world that might be a little better than the old one.  McKinsey invites us to reimagine the future and set our businesses and our […]

28 05, 2020

Pushing it

2020-05-28T11:26:10+00:002020/05/28 at 11:25 AM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Every morning for the last two weeks, I have descended to my ‘garage-gym’ and pushed my body to meet the challenge before me. It’s been a valuable physical and psychological journey. The Push Up Challenge raises awareness of the 3,046 suicides in Australia in 2018. A national calling to […]

21 05, 2020

Now it’s the hippo in the Zoom!

2020-05-21T13:56:50+00:002020/05/21 at 1:56 PM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

Matthew Syed’s brilliantly named article ‘We can go on meeting like this’ is a refreshing endorsement of the power of virtual meetings. It must be said, it starts with an indictment on meetings in general, calling them ‘forums in which we become collectively stupid’.

The good news is […]

14 05, 2020

Thinking to look

2020-05-28T11:25:49+00:002020/05/14 at 2:33 PM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

In these times of huge events, I have found solace in reading about the tiniest animals on earth – microbes – in Ed Yong’s excellent ‘I Contain Multitudes’.

A Dutchman named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, born in 1632, used ingenious microscopes and bags of curiosity to discover these tiny creatures […]

7 05, 2020

Special Bleet: Latest leadership research

2020-05-07T14:28:08+00:002020/05/07 at 1:30 PM|

By Juliet Hammond, LIW Business Impact Consultant

Lockdown brings a whole new perspective – most of the research this month is either about remote working or about how we want to change the world post-pandemic. Maybe there is a better world out there for us to nurture…

How to lead in a pandemic – Dan Rockwell […]