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Creating the Future


December 7, 2016

US President Abraham Lincoln said “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Creating the future sounds like something warm and fuzzy but without much meaning. But the opposite is true. Humans spend a lot of time trying to predict the future. Our attempts are usually based on our assessment of what has already
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Show me the money


December 7, 2016

Recently I was in Melbourne speaking at a conference for school managers. I was there to show them how to apply for and win grant funding. Increasingly schools have to supplement their usual income by seeking out grants and submitting proposals which are then subject to a competitive process. It takes time and effort, and unless you know
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“High stakes” situations


December 7, 2016

People ask me what do I mean by “high stakes” situations? Clearly they are situations where there is something important at stake, but there’s a couple more elements as well. High stakes situations usually have three things in common: Time is short Emotions are high The outcome is important but unpredictable This is clearly the case
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