I have worked with leading Australian and international organisations and business professionals for close to two decades now. Doing so gave me a unique perspective of business operations in a range of industries, and an ability to identify stale institutionalised thinking, and unproductive cultural roadblocks.
‘That’s how we’ve always done it,’ is not just my least favourite phrase in the world, but it is also one of the most dangerous state of mind any organisation can ever encounter.
If you tell me ‘I have never failed at anything,’ I will tell you that you have never really taken any real risk, or stretched yourself by doing something truly unique.
Having said that, I am not the biggest supporter of the ‘fail fast, fail often’ school of thought, or rather of how that philosophy is implemented in practice by many organisations. The aim is not to jump in and fail as often as possible, but rather to be open to failure while engaging in both creative and critical thinking, sound planning practices and, most importantly, analysing failures, and learning from them.
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Gloria Steinem, et al.
I am a strong advocate of first principles thinking, which I combine with a solid track record in establishing, resourcing, and managing cross-departmental project teams, facilitating diverse views and expectations, and building consensus, while cutting through distractions and organisational roadblocks, to achieve practical outcomes.
I also place high value on effective and strategic knowledge, project management, technology and social media integration.