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INDVSTRVSOctober 1, 2019

For leaders, the skills and behaviours that successfully enabled them to 'get here', won’t be enough to 'get them there'. Renowned VUCA Strategist David Ross unpacks an unpredictable and hostile global landscape and argues that traditional leadership styles are no longer effectual or suited to the challenges of our times.

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INDVSTRVSJune 22, 2017

Australia’s rural communities face a range of increasingly complex issues that decision makers and the communities, themselves, must confront if they are to maintain the sustainability of these cities and towns. Take the greater introduction of robots and farming automation. The use of these will be profound, increasing farm efficiency and productivity; but, the impacts on employment will also be significant. It is absolutely vital that we no longer plan for the future of Australia’s rural economies by relying on outdated worldviews and memories of glorious pasts. New narratives must be created and adaptive thinking employed.

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INDVSTRVSMarch 28, 2017

The social and environmental issues we now face at a local and global level is laced with greater volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This means public agencies need to think creatively when it comes to strategic planning and delivery. Staying relevant requires leaders to move outside their comfort zone and collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve a positive disruption.

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INDVSTRVSDecember 19, 2016

With a need to deliver social good to the communities or societies they serve, people who work within public agencies must develop and deliver good strategic plans. This may be challenging for many agencies that culturally, can’t seem to drag themselves from business-as-usual. David Ross shares numerous ways for public agencies to develop meaningful, engaging strategic plans that amount to more than an unrealistic wish list.

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INDVSTRVSOctober 27, 2016

Time and again, organisations are being caught unwittingly like spooked deer in the proverbial headlights of increasingly sophisticated and cynical stakeholders. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A more strategic, collaborative approach to good community relations can be taken that is kind to the bottom line…