We are in the midst of a great reset. While Covid isn’t in the rearview mirror quite yet the world has moved on. And let’s face it, we’ve got other things to concentrate on.

Climate change for one. I just spoke with someone from the Karratha Chamber of Commerce and Industry about speaking at an event and she told me that the Pilbara region in Australia will have a $760 Billion (with a B) investment over the next 6 – 8 years as the region transforms into a hydrogen hub.

We are also dealing with a shifting geo-political landscape, the rise of authoritarianism, a war in Ukraine, a potential war with China.

It’s a lot.

Increasingly both the US and Australia are looking like we are in for a soft landing as opposed to a recession – for now. But the economic climate is still uncertain. Inflation is still a thing, interest rates are steady for now but may rise again in the future.

My clients tell me that some of their companies and industries are booming! Others are being disrupted. Still others are in for a hard few years but they know boom times are ahead by the end of 2024 / 2025.

Reset.

I have spent the last few days going through a year’s worth of video from my recent speaking presentations (I am SO sick of hearing my own voice by now) and came across this little snippet.

This was an answer to a question asked during my closing plenary at the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Audit Conference in May.

In it, I talk about the importance of leading differently during this time of reset. Because the old rules no longer apply. It’s not your father’s leadership style that will get you through the challenging times ahead and help you seize the opportunities that will come from this reset.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

And thank you Greg Ward for the wonderful facilitation on that day!