Executive In Transition to a New Life
There comes a time when every executive, chair and director must leave their post in the organisation and corporate life to move into a new life.
Whether we are pushed, pulled or called into this new life, there is a transition to be made from one way of living life to another way. A different way with a different structure, motivation and preferences. This significant life transition is one most often overlooked in western cultures, yet the most treacherous of any life stage.
As the flush of travel and leisure activities wear off, a looming feeling can arise that something essential in life is missing. Some leave with a plan, others not. Regardless, many end up down the track in the same predicament – with little idea of what to do with the rest of their life.
A number of people don’t make it, as evidenced by the high statistics on deaths within three to five years after retirement or ‘exit’. This presentation investigates the transition to a new life, and how to identify what is missing as a signpost pointing the path forward.
DNA of Culture
This presentation looks into what Company Directors need to know about the power and potential of culture, including the traps for boards. The advantage for companies of culturally aware and savvy boards (think Atlassian, McKinsey, AirBnB) is to attract top talent and claim unprecedented market share.
Board duties demand more time of directors than ever before. Strategy takes up the main focus, according to McKinsey’s Global Survey of Boards. Like finance, strategy is explicit — culture is not.
The urge is to delegate. We get it. You need an edge. The vital thing to know is just because culture can’t be captured, does not mean it isn’t powerful and dominant. It is.
The DNA of Culture presentation is specifically for you and your board by an award-winning educator-practitioner actively advising Chairs, boards and CEOs for twenty-five years.
True creative leaders are magicians. They aspire to do something big – sometimes even do the “impossible” – and often hold firm values. They come up with ideas and solutions out of nowhere that no one else could muster. But they are not just ideas people, creative leaders are able to follow through and implement their ideas. Have you ever wondered how they do what they do, and how to become more like them?
This presentation explores creative leadership. We gain insight to the creative process. We investigate their tremendous capacity to rise above adversity. The best research (McKinsey, Harvard) tells us that creativity is the number one attribute that will be vigorously sought in boardroom and C-suite leaders alike.
Most of us have experiences of synchronicity, like being in the right place at the right time; or doors opening for us; thinking of a friend who then phones you; or “invisible hands” helping you with something that matters.
What is Synchronicity? Mere coincidence? Happenstance? Hocus pocus about unconnected events? Immeasurable magic? Simply good luck? And why do some people have experiences of synchronicity and others not?
Carl Jung, the renowned Swiss psychologist, coined the term Synchronicity. He described it as a meaningful coincidence of two or more events involving something other than the probability of chance.
This presentation investigates the mystery of synchronicity and looks at ways to bring more synchronicity into your life.