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The truth about transformation - a human perspective leadership transformation Aug 24, 2020

Many of us are moving through some form of transformation at this time. Whether it is self-directed, because you finally have some space in your life to allocate to yourself, or it has been thrust upon you because of the global crisis we are all navigating together.

Transformation is often viewed...

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Hidden Commitments of Customer Centricity speaking Oct 21, 2019

There are some commitments we make when we make a call or a stand for something. And when it is something that is meaningful and real - and often human-centric things have these qualities - there are many other responsibilities that come with this kind of commitment.

To shift any established...

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It’s been a while… links Aug 09, 2019

There has been a lot happening recently and I have to say, keeping this site up to date has taken an unwilling back seat. it seems though, I will be coming back on line to fill these pages with my thoughts, offerings and interesting reads.

For those of you still with me, thank you for your...

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The Conversation Hour: with Jon Faine creativity speaking Jun 13, 2018

Melis was a recent guest of Jon Faine on his weekly ABC Radio segment The Conversation Hour, joining Sarah Moran, co-founder and the CEO of Girl Geek Academy, and Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).

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Business cycles as nature's seasons change Sep 25, 2017

We don’t have to squint our eyes too much to see the link between the four business cycles and nature’s seasons. Although we don’t really run our businesses that way, well not deliberately anyway.

Rorty (1922) defined four phases of the economic cycle as revival, prosperity,...

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The dark side of human centric organisations leadership Apr 05, 2017

I recently spoke about the dark side of entrepreneurship at a conference called The Business Romantic. The topic of business romance intrigues me, I love it because the two words don't really belong together unless you're up to something. But generally, when we think of the word business we don't...

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