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

The world we used to call ‘white collar’ is the new frontier of safety and wellness at work, and despite a plethora of brown bag lunches, we have a feeling we’re hopelessly underprepared.  As a kid, I knew the Mount Kembla’s Mining Disaster as a story my Grandfather told. On 31 July 1902, 93 men […]

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Test yourself!

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A collaboration between by James Hancock and Sonja Ankucic. In a recent session we ran for a mwah. client, we asked a question to a room of very clever people. What does it mean to be empathetic? The question lingered in the air for a few brief seconds before the well-meaning extroverts in the room […]

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Express Yourself

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33 minutes. 33 minutes into a 90 minute Soccer match was enough time for Talent Managers from a big name European club to offer ‘break through’ Socceroo’s star Trent Sainsbury a new gig. Before the end of the first half, another four offers to join European clubs had been made. As my colleague regaled this […]

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Take the Quiz!

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Here’s a question for you: In a world of work full of billions of capable, confident people, why would people want to work with you? Ooh. …Uhh…. [insert awkward face here] We get a lot of reactions like that when we ask this question. For many of us it’s big and overwhelming and even kind […]

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I well remember the day I discovered I was not amongst my people. Sitting in a big Office. Four of us. One very senior leader, two of their direct reports, and myself. I’ve designed a seriously kickass Talent process. Bringing genuine merit right to the fore. We had metrics on performance, going back years, measurement […]

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Test your Knowledge

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Every so often someone invents something that initially sounds really cool. Framed in clever words or attached to something else much cooler, it’s hard to argue. Then as the idea develops, it changes and gets more complicated. By now, though, it has such momentum, that we’re all afraid to challenge the dumb elements that are […]

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