Great Leaders are Torchbearers

Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez co-authors of Illuminate discuss the secrets of great leaders during times of change. The design of their book reflects Nancy Duarte’s ability to tell a story visually combined with Patti’s gift of understanding the human dimension.

Their book particularly resonates with us as it focuses on how human beings respond to change and provides commonsense strategies on how to illuminate the path, dissipate fear and minimise disruption.

Together they remind us that great leaders are torchbearers and equip the reader with the tools that leaders like Steve Jobs & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr used to move people. Delivering the secret sauce on how leaders as torchbearers can become relatable heroes & heroines in an adventure of change and transformation as they structure the journey of transformation with the elements essential to constructing an epic adventure.

The book can be found: http://amzn.to/1pF35X5

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What does the future want from us?

 

A thought provoking short film from Nic Askew of Soul Biographies. This short explores the “competencies” necessary for tomorrow’s workplace. Interesting if you have children and/or you plan to be in the workplace in the next 10 -15 years!

Design & Technology Symbiosis

A glimpse of how our future is being created  – Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Working at the intersection of computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering and synthetic biology, her lab is pioneering a new age of symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, our products and even our buildings.

What if money was no object?

Although we do not subscribe to the populist view – “Do what you love to do and the money will come.” The question “What if money was no object, what would you do?” has been interesting to explore. Applying the question to whether we want to accept a project or client brief, as well as to our lives, has stimulated the team at Sage Blue to revisit and refresh our ‘do we want it, can we win it’ business development criteria.

We are in agreement with the narrator – it seems stupid to spend huge amounts of time doing stuff you really don’t like. We’ve stopped playing that game! Hope this video makes a similar impression on you.

Build A Tower, Build A Team

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. In our experience of leading experiential management challenges, certain groups of corporate employees typically do better than others! These secrets can be found in Tom Wujec’s TED talk

Interested in running this as a team build? Instructions can be found at: http://www.marshmallowchallenge.com