All articles by Ode team

The Largest Risk Investors Are Ignoring

February 4th 2014

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.

The Big Pivot

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.

The BIG Priority In Investment Banking

February 3rd 2014

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.

Driving Human Innovation In Banking

February 1st 2014

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

February 1st 2014

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.

I Linkedin A-gram To Instatweet My Face

January 31st 2014

I linkedin a grambook to instatweet my face

Five Ways To Perform Better This Year

January 24th 2014

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!

Business Resilience Comes from Working with Nature

January 24th 2014

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.

Could you be CHIEF OF OPERATIONS for the World's Best Thought Leaders?

January 9th 2014

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.

Managing the Change Game

"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.

 

Followership

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

Lizard Management Strategies

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

Chief Executive - Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia

James O'Loghlin - Testimonials

Many thanks for your work on the 2013 Awards for Excellence – your material was witty, clever and the right tone for the awards.

What Your Purchases Say About You

December 19th 2013

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.

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