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The Lack of Accountability in Sporting Leadership Roles

“Seen and not Hird” The Lack of Accountability in Sporting Leadership Roles What a mess the recent Russian Rio Olympics doping scandal was. Doping is something we are used to hearing in the context of individuals, as we have seen recently from Martina Navratilova in tennis, and Lance Armstrong in cycling. There are individuals who are ever-present in the lucrative highest ranks of all sports who try to game and cheat the system to win. The lure of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals make the attraction of finding a legal or illegal edge against other competitors hard to resist for some Read More…

The Emerging Era of Corporate TV Channels

INTRODUCTION The corporate landscape is undergoing a transformation of a magnitude that eclipses any of the previous economic disruptions since the start of the Industrial Revolution. We are in the midst of an “experience era” that is being built both in the physical and in the digital economy. In every traditional economy we are seeing the breaking down of monopolies and oligopolies via new entrants into those market sectors armed with disruptive and innovative business models. The barriers to entry are crumbling for new competitors who are redefining markets, brands and the way we engage and do business. Key to Read More…

The EXCITED Human Centred Design Thinking Methodology

INTRODUCTION Design Thinking is a recent school of design practice that is designed to help organisations connect better with the people they serve, and in particular to create compelling customer experiences. The Design Thinking approach to creating combination physical/digital interaction experiences is oriented towards creating exceptional business performance and monetisation outcomes for the organisation, whilst delivering positive emotional experiences for the customer that generate loyalty and adoption of the organisations products and services. This win-win philosophy is achieved by designing via EXCITED whatever product or experience platform from the “outside-in” perspective that takes into account the whole stakeholder diverse needs Read More…

Accessing Hidden Knowledge in Organisations via Constellations

by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 OVERVIEW Organisations looking for excellence normally focus on the explicit and empirical data gleaned from analytical methods. Increasingly however the focus has shifted to uncovering the hidden or implicit knowledge that permeates organizations according to systemic principles. Corporate Energetics works with the human dynamics and systemic view of organisations.  Read how this holistic and systemic view of organizations is driving a paradigm shift in the way cultural transformation and attainment of excellence are to be achieved. ARTICLE Organisations looking for excellence normally focus on the explicit Read More…

The Wizards of Aus – A Caution for Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road

The Wizards of Aus – A Caution for Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2011 At the recent 2011 National Achievers Convention held in Sydney, over 9000 people soaked up the messages of thought leaders’ ideas on business, wealth and success. The presenters were global leaders in their core competency, and were global names such as Anthony Robbins, Harvey Eker, Robert Kiyosaki, and Donald Trump. They were a legitimate line-up of solid speakers in their respective fields. A comment was made during the event that the passionate Read More…

The Theory of Hidden Knowledge in Organisations

by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 Organisations have traditionally viewed themselves in terms of their own concrete reality where very formal boundaries can be drawn, and all external inputs and outputs seen in their total view. Likewise the processes and rules that establish the basis for interchange and relationship between the organisation and its external entities are often then able to be quantified and documented. This approach expresses but one layer of the reality that an organization expresses itself in. This view is mechanistic in its outlook and while valid it is Read More…

The Problem of Bullying and Cyber Bullying in the Workplace

by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2011 The issue of workplace bullying recently gained prominence in business circles with a $9 million claim made by a former Pacific Brands Divisional Head, who has become embroiled in a legal dispute centred around allegations of bullying by elements within Pacific Brand. The recent David Jones case against Mark McInnes by a female employee which related to alleged sexual harassment was a related case which brought negative attention to the company and the David Jones brand. Workplaces are being confronted with increasing claims of bullying according Read More…

The Critical Need for a New Embodied Form of Leadership

“The Monkey and The Orange” by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 OVERVIEW The traditional models of cultural leadership have been seen to largely breakdown in Western society over the last 40 years. The decline in the role of the church as setting the moral tone for leadership has been discredited, and the emergence of business and sporting persons as leadership role models has in recent times pointed to the acceptance of the cultural more of the “I or Me” versus the long stated ideal of leadership as being for the “Us or Read More…

Money Disorders and the Illusion of Happiness

by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 “Money, Money, Money, must be funny, in a rich man’s world!!”, or so the rock and roll song goes. The pursuit of money is increasingly linked in today’s society with the pursuit of happiness. We have books on money, newspaper columns on money, TV shows on money, and careers built on finding it, building it up, safeguarding it, accounting for it, and spending it. Money indeed does seem to make the world go around. In our society it is common upon introduction for people to ask Read More…

Grounded and Present – Embodied Leadership and Sacred Activism

by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 In my companion article, The Critical Need for a New Embodied Form of Leadership, I articulated the malaise of the narcissistic cult of “I/Me” which has come to dominate society and our collective leaders over the last 40 years. This self-grasping way of going about life has led us collectively to a precipice from where at the very least scientists agree that a severe degradation of the quality of life now awaits us. Some scientists and researchers make even more alarming predictions that imply a threat Read More…