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Why Trump’s win holds so many important lesson for leaders

Posted on: November 9th, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen 2 Comments

On the 20 July, the day the Republican Party nominated their president elect, I predicted that Donald Trump would win. Here is what I wrote: Donald Trump has a better than not chance of winning. Actually I’m going to predict that he will win. Not because he is a good leader but because he has convinced […]

Tuesday Tip: 3 Steps for delivering meaningfulness and creating competitive advantage

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

  If your organisation suddenly disappeared would it leave a hole no one could fill or would customers respond saying what hole? Being efficient and effective no longer guarantees competitiveness, rather delivering meaningfulness does. Here are three steps that you can follow for delivering meaningfulness: Step One: Ask yourself, within my world of influence, what is broken? […]

Let’s Move to Mars!

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 by Graeme Codrington No Comments

Let’s move to Mars! Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX are not joking. And they’re not wild-eyed dreamers either. Yesterday, Elon addressed a crowd at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, giving details of how his company plans to use the technology they’ve been developing to begin a century-long campaign to properly colonise Mars […]

Migrants, economic meltdown or boon?

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

Demographics is the quantifiable study of populations based on factors such as age, race, sex, economic status, level of education, income level and employment, among others. It is typically one of the slower moving forces of change but as we look to the near future, demographics will become a most potent force of disruption. Demographic […]

Tuesday Tips: Be more innovative

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

We are often asked how to be more innovative… Creativity is central to innovation and so we’ve created an acronym using the word creativity to help you think about the things you need to do in order to become a more successful innovator. Not everyone steps out on grand world-changing quests. But anyone can embark […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Age of Quests

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the […]

Is Leila Janah the most inspirational and exciting leader in the world?

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen 1 Comment

When Leila Janah was very young she wanted to be an ocean explorer. Her hero was Jacques Cousteau and the exploits of the famed French undersea explorer on board The Calypso captivated her. Fascinated by the ocean and the creatures who lived in it she decided to volunteered at the local aquarium in southern California near where […]

Future-Fit leadership: Getting rid of the rubbish

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

Strategy has often been confused with efficiency. If your ‘strategy’ is to be ‘efficient’ you have the wrong strategy. Efficiency is today nothing more than an organisational hygiene factor; when it comes to securing a competitive advantage, efficiency is necessary but not sufficient. More is needed. Jules Goddard of London Business School suggests that strategy […]

How one mans love for wonky veg is changing the world

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal is a celebrity chef on a quest to reduce food waste and has embarked on an audacious journey to cajole grocery retailers into buying and selling what he calls “wonky vegetables.” Here is why Hugh has embarked on his quest. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption […]

New Business Book – Leadership & Strategy: Quest – Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, written by Dean van Leeuwen

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

What if we could empower people everywhere to have the courage and conviction to do their small bit or big bit to change the world? What if through the power of quest we created a culture where people believed they could make a difference? We would craft more wholesome and inspiring jobs, truly ethical businesses, […]

The rules for competitive advantage have shifted

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

Organisations wishing to thrive and gain competitive advantage over the next decades should focus on delivering meaningful benefits in a world that is struggling to sustain the growing demands of the 9.6 billion people that will inhabit our blue planet by the middle of the century. Being creatively conservative is not a recipe for success during […]

Discover the secret to future proofing yourself from robotic replacement

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

It’s worth bearing in mind that the advances over this century in robotics and intelligent machine learning applications mean that many of the knowledge jobs once taken as being safe from automation are now under threat. If you want to future-proof yourself from robotic replacement you need to do things computers and intelligent machine learning […]

We have totally screwed up

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

“We have totally screwed up,” said Michael Horn the American boss of Volkswagen in a public apology. “We must fix the cars to prevent this from ever happening again and we have to make this right. This kind of behaviour is totally inconsistent with our qualities.” Horn was apologising for the “dieselgate” cheat device scandal […]

Quest to go to the moon

Posted on: September 12th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

Fifty-Three years ago today on September 12, 1962, President Kennedy delivered his speech “We choose to go to the moon” before a crowd of 35,000 people in the Rice University football stadium, Houston, Texas. In this speech JFK introduced the audience to one of humankind’s greatest ever quests. It was a quest that changed the world […]

The Power of the Leader’s Quest – An Introduction to TomorrowToday’s newest leadership strategy book

Posted on: September 10th, 2015 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

We are excited to introduce our latest leadership strategy book call Quest. Please make a note of the scheduled publishing date: 23rd November 2015. To whet your appetite here is a short extract from the book’s preface. If you would like to learn more or to register your interest to receive a copy of the […]