Author Archives: Laurel

Mentoring

  I have been mentoring students undertaking their Executive MBA at RMIT recently. The unit is Consultancy where they undertake a real life consulting project working with a client and with a mentor who provides support and learning from their … Continue reading

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Power and Authority in Leadership

Reflecting on the latest leadership challenges in terms of the election of the new President of the USA, the Brexit vote and the movements in the Australian political field, the question of power ¬†and influence and the the authority of … Continue reading

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Librarians and Leadership

Over the last two years Creative Cognicion, as part of the Complexability group, has been working with a group of librarians across the South Pacific. They have been undergoing leadership development training which is funded by the Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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Chat Cafe and Hong Kong College of Technology

During a recent visit to Hong Kong I facilitated a chat cafe with students so they could practice their English with a native English speaker. During the session a recording crew were present as they needed footage to place in … Continue reading

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Complex Tools and Methods Workshops

In collaboration with Complexability http://www.complexability.com.au. Creative Cognicion has facilitated two very successful Complex tools and Methods Workshops this year. The workshops have provided participants with an overview of complexity and drawn on publically available Cognitive Edge methodology as well as … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Students Cheer On Aussie Rules Players

During a recent trip to Hong Kong, Hong Kong College of Technology invited Creative Cognicion to facilitate “Conversation in English Cafes” with small groups of students. The purpose of the sessions was to expose students to native English speakers and … Continue reading

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Complex Tools and Methods Workshop

    Have you ever wondered what you might use to navigate your way through complex situations? Complexability www.complexability.com.au is facilitating¬† a workshop on October 30 that will introduce people to some tools and techniques for working with complexity. A … Continue reading

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Coaching and Taking Risk

Working with a client recently, there was a realization that in order to move forward with skills and capabilities a great deal of personal risk was required. Many are happy to take this risk, but others need some safety nets … Continue reading

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Complexity Tools and Methods Workshop

  Have you ever wondered what you might use to navigate your way through complex situations? Complexability www.complexability.com.au is facilitating¬† a workshop on June 22 that will introduce people to some tools and techniques for working with complexity. This one-day … Continue reading

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Delegation Shares Stories

    I recently facilitated a session with a delegation from Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam. The session was around capability building in the public service. A session that could run the risk of being very dry and boring … Continue reading

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