mwah. Big Thinking

Our Big Thinking is a combination of research, original ideas and great stuff we've found around the world.

James Hancock joined mwah. from the corporate world of banking, tech and people. The formal piece about James and his work He built his expertise by taking on diverse HR, Strategy and Business Management roles in large global companies. James has worked in the financial sector – so he can talk you through derivatives and […]

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Have you ever experienced a small act of leadership that made a surprisingly big impact? I’m talking about the humble, everyday actions of a leader – at any level – that can make a much bigger difference to a business than the ‘text book’ qualities we often hear called out. Can those small actions be […]

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We were interested and entertained observers when Amazon, the global behemoth many report may end the likes of Myer and David Jones, opened a gigantic rainforest for employees at its US Headquarters. Part of the amusement came as we read the article in mwah. HQ and glanced at the very loved 5 or 6 plants […]

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The report out of Davos this week on how to prepare for the future of work, Towards a Reskilling Revolution – A Future of Jobs For All, gave us something real to work with. Finally! And it’s actually really good, so we shared it through our social channels, and many of you commented on it. […]

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*this article talks about ‘the Markets’ – which can sound scary and complex. I’ve given my explanation of Markets at the end – as I see it – take a look and please read on! I am a passionate people person – although I actually ended up spending more time working in supporting roles in […]

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As promised, and without apology, another bakery metaphor – this time, scones as a metaphor for Talent Management. Stay with me ☺ Talent Management is really one of THE core skills (or is it an ‘art’?) of great leaders. Ever seen a great leader without a host great people around them? Ever heard the story […]

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Nothing like the holidays to get you out of the rut and thinking a little differently. For those of us in the southern hemisphere, it’s summer. The end of one calendar year and beginning of the next, is our time to pause and reflect. We down tools, head outdoors, spend time with friends and family, […]

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We have all read the stories. The super cool Silicon Valley tech companies where every person works remotely. No office locations. No 9-5. No commute. No water cooler chat. Instead, just a group of hyper-outcomes-focussed individuals, working around the world (usually in ‘sexy’ places – think NY, Berlin or Bondi), using technology to collaborate, and […]

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Dear CEOs, Please stop firing pregnant women (and women just before they return from Maternity Leave). Or at least use your considerable organisational power to stop others from doing it on your watch. It is an incredibly shabby way to treat people. It damages our shared future. Oh, and it’s against the law. Sincerely, Everyone […]

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