Author Archives: Jane Hadjion

Being part of starting a movement

” I am left with pride and responsibility to make the most of the momentum we have collectively generated.” In August 2019 I was walking along the street near my home and my good friend Lizzie Webb called. She shared how she had been in discussion with Danny Almagor and others on the challenge that […]

Radically optimistic and unashamed

” the safest way for someone to appear intelligent is being sceptical by default. We seem sophisticated when we say “we don’t believe” and disingenuous when we say “we do.” – Guillermo Del Toro I am proud to be an optimist for I think it is what is desperately needed. Optimism empowers us to try, […]

“Treading Lightly” – A story that has profoundly changed the way I view story, art and knowledge

The following is my review of “Treading Lightly” by Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe. How to review a book which has so profoundly changed the way I view story, art and knowledge. And their relationship to place. I am not going to attempt to summarise this book for that you will have to read it […]

Net Positive Concept

Net positive is a concept I try to hold myself accountable across my life I am not arrogant enough to believe that the contributions I make would not have been made if it were not for me being here. But none the less I strive that the contributions I make leave a more positive outcome […]

Embedding Purpose and Values by Contexis

A response to build on the Forbes article “Three best practices for embedding Purpose and Values into Culture” by Kathy Miller Perkins For many of the teams we work with merely (an yes it is hardly a small thing) articulating a purpose statement for their organisation is but the first step. In too many cases it […]

“Just Mercy” – A story of catching stones in the pursuit of hope

The following is my review of “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. I claim no equivalence to the individuals whos stories are shared in this moving book. But it did cause me to reflect more deeply on why I choose to surround myself with the people I do and pursue the work I do. In Stevensons […]

NAIDOC week 2019: What I learnt and what you can too

I am a spiritual person. I descend from those who forcefully invaded this country. And I am sorry. This NAIDOC week I consciously sought ways to engage in celebrating our indigenous culture. As a result I have cried, laughed, squirmed, cringed and felt both powerful and hopeless. But I settle to an impatient feeling of cleverist; my thirst and commitment to continually seek small actions to stack upon one another has had […]

Loneliness: Australia’s next health crisis and the role of the organisation

Loneliness. An epidemic. Contagious? A symptom of individualism or our broken social structures.  The case for concern is significant: Mental health is 15% of the burden of health care and only 1 in 3 patients is adequately funded. Britain has appointed a minister for loneliness. Victoria has instigated a Royal Commission; a once in a […]

Pragmatic advice on how minimalist thinking enables purpose

Re-purposed and adapted from Joshua Becker @ Becoming Minimalist We live in a culture obsessed with being busy & ownership. ‘Balanced’ by a counter culture driving back to basics thinking & minimising the number of our possessions. I don’t know about you but I think living in between these extremes can be pretty draining. Joshua […]