The world over we hear experts talking about the need for green, but none quite like Andrew Winston, who looks at the financial gains to be made by turning ‘green’ to gold! In this article Andrew outlines the biggest dangers threatening to rattle the financial industry for good.
Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World.
In a unique and entertaining way, Winston describes how companies can go beyond merely coping with mega challenges like climate change and resource constraints and actually contribute to the redesign of our economic system.
Neural Latency Intellisense
Investment banking as a sector looks to have a much more positive outlook this year than in previous years. The year will see the implementation of a lot of the regulatory changes formulated since the crisis hit, and a marketplace that is starting to settle into the new normal, whatever that is.
Drive Innovation In Banking
How increasing humanity in the financial sector is key
I was recently fortunate enough to be speaking at the Business Banking Innovation awards hosted by Australian Financial Publications and what struck me was how innovative the big four banks, traditionally portrayed as slow moving, actually are.
Agility - the new competitive advantage in peak performance.
As we kick off the new year the pace and ferocity of the finance industry really picks up.
Clients become more stressed and demanding and their exhaustion and frustration is pointed directly at you.
Siimon Reynold’s is one of Australia’s biggest business success stories. The last business Siimon co-founded, Photon Group, grew from two people to 6000 in just eight years becoming the 15th largest marketing services group in the world. He has also won over 50 business awards.
Author of best-selling book ’Why People Fail’, Siimon shares his five tips to making 2014 your mist successful yet!
Andrew Winston is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
He has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.
In this insightful piece Andrew reflects on how all companies can take advantage of the earth’s natural resources, but in a very positive way.
ODE Management is a Professional Speakers Management Agency with offices in Australia and the USA. We are seeking an experienced 'Chief of Operations' to oversee our travel and logistics department.
"We are going through a lot of change right now"
"The restructure is being announced" "We are going to roll out the new strategy and there are a lot of changes"… you have heard these sort of words a thousand times. Change for many invokes fear, anxiety and the like. Why? How can we make change an easier and less complicated palaver? A session by Colin James in high demand is Managing the Change Game Brilliantly.
You would think that with ALL the change everyone has been experiencing in their lives of late we would simply get better at managing change better. So why aren’t we? Structural and organisational change often fails to understand and appreciate the psychology of change. Most adults hate change. Period.
In this session Colin James unpacks the psychological change cycle and, once understood, lets people and teams manage the whole process far more effectively.
This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination and has helped 1000’s understand the secret to making change easier.
What you will learn;
- How to manage change with style and grace
- How to support and manage a team through a change process superbly
- What has stopped you achieving your goals in the past and how to ensure this does not happen again.
Good leaders create good followers and good followers create good leaders. Sounds kind of obvious right? Leadership is theoretically easy. That's why there are tens of thousands of books on the subject. Of course it's more complex than reading a book or article.
What constitutes excellent leadership?
Does the answer lie in focusing on "Followership"? Followership challenges both Leaders in organizations (how to be a better leader) and employees (how to be a better 'follower').
Colin James has been studying, exploring and researching the nature of Leadership and Followership for 3 decades. He draws upon a host of stories, references, humour and his unique graphic presentation ability to hold audiences fully engaged and enthralled. Above all it’s practical.
This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. This is what you will learn:
What makes an excellent follower?
- The 3 key reasons Followers follow and the 3 reasons they will stop
- How to build authentic leaders that compel followership
- How this knowledge can transform people and cultures
The number one cause of workplace disruption, conflict, disengagement and low productivity is stress and anxiety. The ability to manage stress and handle anxiety is a skill. Now here is the fact that confronts many: the workplace does not cause stress and anxiety. How can we say this? Because, in any workplace, not everyone is stressed or anxious. Different people in the same context respond differently and, to keep it simple, respond either productively or negatively. What’s the difference?
Productive people who manage challenging environments well, who have what looks like natural confidence, who flourish in perceived adversity have well developed Lizard Management Strategies.
This is a deeply powerful idea that Colin James has been developing for 20 years. It leaves everyone who hears this keynote or completes this workshop able to handle stress and anxiety immediately in their lives – professionally and personally. This can be a catalyst for both a cultural shift and for personal effectiveness to skyrocket. LMS is a game changer.
Knowing what the Lizard is, and how it can managed, lives long in the minds of everyone hearing this powerful and life changing method. This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. What you will learn;
- How to eliminate individual and group anxiety
- How to gain natural, effortless confidence in all contexts
- How to never sabotage yourself again
Many thanks for your work on the 2013 Awards for Excellence – your material was witty, clever and the right tone for the awards.
There’s no doubt about it, with $32bn expected to be ringing through the tills by Christmas, we sure know how to buy!
Whether it’s gifts for loved ones, treats for the Christmas table, or something special for ourselves – why we buy what we buy is the billion dollar question retailers puzzle over each year.
The future of your business depends on just two abilities.
Firstly, being able to come up with excellent ideas to expand your business. Secondly to be good at implementing those ideas.
There are thousands of books and articles about the implementation part, but comparatively little about quality business idea generation.
Over the last 25 years I have made my living coming up with good business ideas and over time I developed a system that allowed me to do so quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Below is a quick ten step methodology that will allow you to speedily generate lots of different ideas for your company. Whether you'd like to conceive new income streams, fresh marketing concepts, breakthrough positioning strategies or novel product ideas, this system will get the job done.
San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between them by pressing a circular button on its surface.
It works with conventional ATMs and payment terminals but all is not as smooth as it seems. Here, Banking innovator and founder of Moven Bank Brett King, looks at the potential pitfalls of this product & what it means for the future of banking.
Make 2014 Your Most Productive Year Yet!
The ONE Thing You Can Do Every Day
Laura Stack, MBA, is America's Premier Expert in Productivity™. For over 20 years, Laura has worked with business leaders to execute more efficiently, boost performance, and accelerate results in the workplace. Her company, The Productivity Pro, Inc., helps leaders turn strategy into performance and achieve maximum results in minimum time. Laura is the bestselling author of six books, with over 20 foreign editions, published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, including her newest work, Execution IS the Strategy (March 2014). Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of performance and workplace issues, Laura has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Connect via her website, Facebook, or Twitter.
On 11 September 2001 the world stood still — it was a crisis almost beyond imagining.
When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the world was shocked.
As the second plane crashed into the towers and the world realised it was not an accident, the scale of the horror became apparent.
As far as crises go, September 11 was monumental and the images we saw on that terrible day will be seared into our memories forever.
And yet even that crisis created new opportunities.
It's that time of year again. The time of year when we, as busy professionals, are divided between countless roles on a daily basis – trying to do a million things at once.
Whether you are being a leader at a tough sales meeting or entertaining at the office Christmas party, it's important to pay attention to your emotions and how they are translating to your body language.
We are at that time of year again when our social calendar goes through the roof!
Whether it's family gatherings, or office parties, we are all going to be taking part in an endless amount of conversations with new and interesting people.
How on earth will you survive?
Last month we took Melbourne by storm with our DARE speaker showcase!!!
Where our team of thought leaders, disruptors & speaking rockstars debuted brand new content to 200 of our nearest & dearest.
We are thrilled to let you know that the feedback was out of this world.
And now, exclusive footage of each of the keynotes has been revealed on our site for you to enjoy with a cup of tea in hand!
We all fear the 3pm slump, that time in the day when productivity nose dives and we mentally check out.
Whether you yourself are battling this feeling, or you notice that your team experiences a slump mid-afternoon, Dr Adam Fraser, in this exclusive preview of his e-video program, gives us the tools to fight the fatigue and get everything done by sunset!
How do you deal with "power personalities" in the travel industry?
You know the type: powerful, controlling and with big egos, these customers have the capacity to wreak havoc for you, your colleagues and other customers.
I want to talk to you about these troublesome situations in particular.
The real issue with big data today is not defining what it is, but from a business perspective, knowing how to get value from it. Here's my take. Big data is not about big technology - it's just about making better decisions.
The travel industry is like most industries in that it is incredibly inwardly focused in terms of sales, marketing and even in terms of its leadership and cultural development. Which is not to single the industry out for criticism, more to note that it shares a common problem faced by most business leaders.
So what does that look like and more importantly what does it mean?
Travel can be a stressful process, for both your colleagues in the travel industry and also your consumer. Picture this, your customer has made it to the airport by the skin of their teeth thanks some cabby’s blatant disregard for the rules of the road and now somehow they’ve survived the briskest body search of their life through security.
Whilst this may paint a rather funny picture, it's not exactly conducive to bringing your A-game to that all-important meeting.
I've only heard great things about your presentation at the breakfast – so thank you. Clients and staff all raved about you – how engaging, thought provoking and entertaining you were. You made the content come alive.
We worked with Scott at Cognizant Community, our annual and unique customer engagement event, in both Australia and New Zealand. His presentations and knowledge displayed at various panels were highly appreciated by the audience. I would not hesitate to hire Scott again, as he clearly makes a difference.
Brett King has unraveled the secrets of marketing to Gen M, the 'multi-tasking generation'.
Already a force to be reckoned with and driving unprecedented change in the banking industry, Brett knows how the psychology of buying is changing now that the digital natives have come of age.
This is a new generation. One that no longer needs or wants direct interaction with a brand - traditional marketing doesn't work and they are pathologically adverse to being marketed at.
It's no longer about storefront vs ecommerce, it's about more than having a Facebook page. To survive your business needs to understand how Gen M connect to the world around them and how they experience retail - and more importantly how the retail experience needs to become almost entirely disconnected from the traditional model of sales marketing.
In this disturbing and insightful piece for The Huffington Post, Brett King outlines the changes that are happening in a Gen M dominated retail world, and how you can get on board.
What are the game-changers in your business? The three things that, if implemented now, would have the biggest impact in the shortest time?
These are your three buckets, the 20% of your business where you need to spend 80% of your time.
In this exclusive video for ODE, Laura Stack speaks to leaders in the retail industry about how to turn strategy into performance. She discusses spending time in the three buckets, focusing in the gaps, and training your replacement.
Chris Helder is one of the world's leading experts on influence - and how you can use it in day to day life to improve your business.
In this episode of Chris' Tools of Influence eVideo series, available via your ODE Management consultant, you'll learn an incredible technique perfect for managers and salespeople who need others to take action!
This week a major milestone was achieved by Tesla, the electric car company.
In California, they became the third biggest selling luxury car, behind only the Mercedes E Class and the BMW 5 Series.
That's an extraordinary achievement for a brand that didn't even exist a few years ago.
How did they do it?
The pressure on Walmart's suppliers to green their operations is rising. Walmart's procurement managers, also called merchants, are now being incentivized to choose greener options, with sustainability playing an increasing role in their performance reviews (which help determine pay raises and potential for future promotion).
This is a big deal: these merchants are high-level managers responsible for multibillion-dollar buying decisions. They're the people who determine which products appear on the shelves of the world's largest retailer.
Thank you for another fantastic presentation for Superpartners! In particular people loved the energy you brought to the session, it was a highlight of the offsite.
It was an absolute pleasure to have you MC and guest speak at our IBM SmartCamp event yesterday. It was the best decision we all made – a professional MC took our event to a new level. We all enjoyed the friendly but firm approach and the jokes to lightened up a long day!
There's an image making the rounds on the Internet titled "Executive Decision Making System." It shows a picture of both faces of a penny, heads labeled "Yes" and tails labeled "No." From an outside perspective, that may seem hilariously true—and as a leader yourself, you've probably run into cases where you'd prefer to just flip a coin to settle something, rather than wade through all the pros and cons.
By now, you've internalized the basics of time management in an effort to maximize your productivity. You know you must be self-disciplined, shut down distractions, eliminate time-wasters, improve information handling, and make every effort to smooth out your workflow.
The problem is, you can do everything right and still end up with poor results if you're not careful.
I realize all you young go-getters would work 25/8 if possible.
You know who you are. Full of fire and passion to make your startup a success, allowing the business to consume all your time and feeling invincible enough that nothing so mundane as sickness would ever hold you back.
However, heed this advice from a 20-year business veteran who has learned the hard lessons from helping teams all over the world.
Pre-paid debit cards are the fastest growing deposit product in countries like the United States and China today. In the US healthy 25% year-on-year growth the last 4 years now amounts to $350 Billion dollar annual business. In contrast checking accounts in the US have been shrinking by close to 4% year-on-year since 2009. The vanguards of the new bank account today, however, are not necessarily the giants of the financial industry. The new bank account is being defined by a different set of rules. Low friction, engaged customer base, differentiated distribution (no branches) and strong digital (mobile and web) support are all the rage, but at the core is a new approach to the basic day-to-day bank account. Join Brett King (Author of Bank 2.0 and 3.0) and his guests Alex, Jon and Shamir, as they discuss how neo-banks will are changing the rules and redefining what it means to be a bank at the same time.
Do the underbanked really need bank accounts anymore? With the introduction of mobile financial options, more and more people are opting out of traditional bank accounts and turning to the myriad of financial options that are becoming available as an alternative to traditional checking accounts. Between pre-paid debit cards, gift cards, Western Union accounts, Paypal, pre-paid cell phones, mobile wallets available, social payment systems, the PayNearMe service, and Peer 2 Peer lending taking off, people can avail themselves of all the benefits of banking without having to enter a bank branch or deal with fussy application procedures and small print fees. Join Breaking Bank$ to discuss the way that people are turning to these options with Rachel Schneider with the Center of Financial Services Innovation and Danny Shader, the CEO of PayNearMe, which allows those that have opted out pay for rent, utilities and bills in cash from convenient locations they visit every day.
Human Resources & Strategic Planning, Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Your keynote address was very insightful and entertaining and we have received much positive feedback from those present on the value they got out of the morning...we are now thinking about new ways we can be innovative not only in our day to day work but in all that we do.
Ode to Ode...
Thank you Arnold for only bringing the best of the best speakers to our events. We appreciate it! We appreciate you always thinking "outside the box" and never having us go with a speaker that so many others have – we are always unique and stand out with our keynotes – kudos!
Executive Director | Diversity Alliance for Science
In ODE I've found a team that are naturals at choosing the attitude, being present, making the client's day and above all, that love to play. Most importantly, for a person that travels consistently, I am always made to feel a valued part of the family.
Stephen Lundin - FISH! Philosophy
Working with ODE to build my US business was an awesome experience. In less than two years, we generated over one million US dollars of booking inquiries, accelerated my market penetration by at least 5 years and established relationships that many speakers spend their whole career trying to get.
The team manage to balance their allegiance and commitment to those they represent, with an honest approach to who would work for our clients events and who wouldn't. A refreshing attitude that means if they do recommend someone, we listen!
Just wanted to say thanks for two great presentations last week, Lisa and Mike were both fantastic. They both totally hit the mark with the audience and helped take the event to another level. Thanks – ODE definitely have the best speakers!