What would be your response if I told you that the 5th largest Australian Bank was: So innovative it’s model is being exporting its model across the world, So good it’s been awarded as the most ethical, reputable, innovative and best for business, and So committed to creating shared value towards a 100-year vision that it’s … Continue reading Four reasons why Bendigo is the most surprising Bank in Australia
I’ve just returned from a conference on coworking, which gave me reason to revisit the relevance of the ‘sharing economy’ and ‘shareable cities’. While we’re seeing a huge upsurge in sharing of spaces, vehicles and everything else through clever use of technology, not all of it is positive. It’s timely for Geraldton to consider the question: … Continue reading Geraldton as a Shareable City?
In conversations with a friend about our slightly different perspectives and approaches, I looked up definition and etymology of Leadership: “guide”, “cause to go with”. What I freshly appreciated from this was the emphasis on the relationship to the ’other’ who one is causing to go with. That is, that leadership and “followship” co-arise in … Continue reading I’ll follow you: followship and leadership co-arising
#PUBLICsymposium was an amazing event, and a rare and much appreciated opportunity in WA. A deep bow of gratitude to FORM and sponsors who footed the bill for most of us. Here are some of my reflections after Day 2, which add to the reflections from Day 1. The same disclaimer applies as for Day … Continue reading Reflections from Day 2 of #PUBLICsymposium
Rather than tackled the impossible task to personally condense the first day’s messages and ideas from dozen civic leaders’ life’s work from Day 1 (and which the ‘crowd’ has done well through the event’s hashtag #publicsymposium ), this post is to articulate a few personal observations and ideas-in-formation. A brief disclosure, first, because I didn’t just … Continue reading Reflections on Day 1 of FORM’s #PUBLICsymposium
Thanks to feedback from some wonderful people, I’ve updated the question shared in a previous post. I expect many more iterations to occur! The summary of the final submission for a Churchill fellowship, and trajectory for my professional work is below. Thankyou to Andrea Selvey, Will Varey, Ann Larson, Scott Ludlam and the Pollinators members and community for their invaluable contributions. Without … Continue reading An updated inquiry: Learning from and with innovative cities