Young boy to mother: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how the conversations started in the family, as we considered the offer to relocate to the US and for me to lead the global transformation programs for my then employer, a leading telco equipment vendor. The conversations revolved around “Why”. […]Read More Leading Change: Up Close and Personal
Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots, Google X) was interviewed in this BBC news article. He said, “Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of the glass ceiling of what can be achieved.” So what is a moonshot? It is about solving problems to make the situation ten times better in ten years. Astro Teller and his […]Read More Moonshots, anyone?
We delight in great leaders. But it is in the crucible of extreme challenge under bad leaders that we can learn the once-in-a-lifetime lessons. Learning is usually more effective under great leaders. I don’t need a bad one to learn. Especially if I have already learned a particular lesson in the past. But in work, as in life, adversity […]Read More Learning from Bad Leaders
Imagine. Imagine the future of learning, as we move from “a digital desert to a digital ocean”. What can Australia’s national broadband network do to enable this future? Imagine individualised learning delivery adapted to a student’s learning style. What about continual ‘invisible’ assessments, instead of point-in-time paper-based tests? And what can be achieved when student interactions […]Read More Digital Ocean