29 08, 2019

Meet your new team member

2019-08-29T07:41:20+00:002019/08/29 at 7:41 AM|Tags: , , , , |

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

An article in this week’s New Scientist about artificial intelligence (AI) used a surprising word to describe the relationship between humans and machines: teamwork.
The article tells us how AIs designed to play chess and Go have beaten humans for decades (and can now learn to do so in […]

16 05, 2019

There’s a new S in team

2019-05-16T13:50:42+00:002019/05/16 at 10:54 AM|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

In the 1960’s the rallying cry ‘there’s no ‘i’ in team’ galvanised people to make the most of their collective talents. Fifty years on, the shine has definitely come off this powerful unit.

Pace, remote working and ubiquitous technology have morphed the view of ourselves and the people we work with. […]

4 10, 2018

Special Bleet: latest leadership research

2018-10-04T10:56:12+00:002018/10/04 at 10:56 AM|Tags: , , , |

By Juliet Hammond, LIW Business Impact Consultant

Gartner sets the scene with three technology trends; intelligent networks, a digital ecosystem and a secure mesh that connect them. IMD research finds digital disrupter’s need to be humble, adaptable, share a clear vision, and engage with the ecosystem. HBR suggests a balanced strategy of tactical excellence and […]

13 09, 2017

More important things

2017-09-13T02:10:39+00:002017/09/13 at 2:10 AM|Tags: , , |

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

This weekend I was having one of those political ‘conversations’ with JJ, a Facebook friend (we disagree on Brexit) and something amazing happened.

During the discussion, I complimented him on his long public service and suddenly I received an IM from him sharing a movie of his soul band […]

12 07, 2017

I hate you, let’s collaborate

2017-07-12T02:12:14+00:002017/07/12 at 2:12 AM|Tags: , , |

By Dan Hammond, Director, LIW

This week, a political leader showed some excellent leadership. These days, that’s news in itself.

Yes, UK Prime Minister Theresa May made a plea to the opposition for cross-party cooperation.  She committed herself to ‘an unshakable sense of purpose to build [a] better, fairer Britain’ – one that everyone could support.

While […]

7 05, 2015

So you think you are collaborating?

2017-02-13T10:56:07+00:002015/05/07 at 6:22 AM|Tags: , |

A new article from Harvard Business Review explores the difference between cooperation and collaboration.  Collaboration means actually working together towards a shared goal.  Cooperation means giving your effort to achieve someone else’s goal.  Good, but not the same.

Clay Shirky adds another level that can also be mistaken for collaboration: information-sharing.  Top teams especially can […]

3 02, 2015

How to pick a winner

2016-01-19T03:27:20+00:002015/02/03 at 8:53 AM|Tags: , , |

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has certainly taken the heat this week for his decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood. Making courageous choices is a key leadership capability but ‘Captain’s Picks’ still need to involve an understanding of the needs and best interests of the broader community.

Otherwise it appears self-serving and respect dissolves at an alarming […]

7 12, 2013

Mandela’s stormy secret

2017-02-13T10:57:18+00:002013/12/07 at 5:29 AM|Tags: , , , , , |

What can we learn from Nelson Mandela for our own leadership? Forget the ’10 attributes of Mandela’s leadership’ wash-ups: unless you are planning to spend 27 years incarcerated and emerge with reconciliation in your heart, you will never match him. Besides, the reality is much more gritty.

In 1993, Mandela shared the […]