Entries by David Neal

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Observations from a ‘Bloody Consultant’

Over the years I have heard consultants get a pretty bad rap. When I worked on the other side of the fence, I heard consultants described on occasions as ‘vultures’, ‘sharks’, ‘idiots’, ‘morons’ and everything in between. Ironically, the organisations which I worked in at the time had felt the need to bring them in […]

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Attacking The Right Things – Moral And Ethical Leadership

The world has always been an insanely chaotic place defined by constant change, creation, destruction, and an ever-increasing competition for finite resources and space. This coupled with exponentially changing environmental conditions creates for one confusing place. So, what does this have to do with leadership?  Those species and organisms which have developed the ability to […]

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Why Good People Are Like Vampires

In 1998 a movie called Blade was released staring Wesley Snipes. The movie explains a world existing with both humans and vampires. The movie details how humans continue to go about their lives not knowing about the dark underbelly culture of vampires existing in the shadows. Within the movie the vampires have created clans, alliances, […]

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Podcast: Survival is not compulsory

Dentistry is changing; everything from consumer behaviour through to new technologies are having a significant impact on the modern dental landscape. Join Jonathan Clark and David Neal from The Eighth Mile Consulting as they explain a simple approach to change management with ADANSW’s Head of Communications, Kate Miranda. Listen Now: https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/podcasts/dentalpractitioner Download MP3: http://cpdpodcasts.adansw.com.au/2020/ChangeManagement.mp3

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Lost in the White Noise – What’s the thing?

The best leaders and project managers I have seen are those that can differentiate between relevant and irrelevant information quickly, so time is not wasted unnecessarily. It is those individuals, whom through their line of questioning, determine from another person – ‘what is the thing you want?’. Do not confuse what I am about to say […]