I really enjoyed my interactive keynote The Power of Interpersonal Influence to the Institute of Managers of Leadership Speakers Forum last week in Creek Street. Big thanks to Tim Bevan (pictured) for being a super host and filling the room with a great bunch of highly motivated public speakers. Photo: Trevor Simon Photography
In business and life, it’s never too late to try out new technology. I took to the river on Saturday for the first time in 22 years. Fellow youthful veterans, Bill, Rolf, John and I crewed the boat the 'Awesome Foursome’ won in at Atlanta with oars that won silver in Rio. It was fun to use such lightweight technology and quite a contrast from wooden oars and boats, as pictured, in my winning 1981 Victorian Schoolboy Eight from Geelong College.
Last week I had an enlightening and entertaining conversation with Mal Walker, Peter Diezmann and the Australasian Interim Executive Association. It was great to have an enthusiastic audience with CEOs to road test the pages of The Strategy Book. Together we uncovered that Strategy was important in 95% of cases and yet only half the audience felt confident doing strategy and only 15% felt that organisations did enough to equip their managers with strategic thinking skills. So at the conclusion of my talk, I was not that surprised to take half a dozen great questions and a dozen pre-publication orders for The Strategy Book.