Bluestring Values

Drawing on Biblical principles, we will engage with you and your organisation.
By coming along side, we will develop an understanding of the work and culture of your organisation.
Through honest and open communication, we will work with you to identify organisational development needs.
With resolve, we will support you and your organisation to make decisions that can lead to personal and organisational growth.

Contact Info

Phone: +61 402218180

Mobile: 0402218180

Where we work

Take a look on the 'What we do' page to read about our work in Cambodia and Thailand.

Bluestring Bites

New Leadership – Walk confidently

There comes a time when you are no longer a new leader and no longer an outsider. There are occasions when this happens quickly, and others when it takes time. Unfortunately for some people they never fit and end up leaving.

I know of a senior management appointment in an organisation where the new appointee only lasted […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

New Leadership – Walk alongside

One of the greatest challenges I have as a leader is coming alongside staff. I don’t mean that I am disengaged or disinterested, or indeed that I don’t support or encourage employees. What I struggle with is that I am generally so focused on the business or task at hand, that the people who are making it […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

Review – Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

I recently read a book: “Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders today” by Avril Henry.  Breaking down generational barriers at work was the focus – and finding ways in which different generations can understand each other better to drive workplace effectiveness, excellence and harmony.

Whilst ‘date ranges’ for generations aren’t really fixed,  Baby Boomers – born 1946 – 1964, Generation X […]

By |March 27th, 2016|Books I've Read|0 Comments

The Easter Effect

In the Weekend Australian this Easter, the newspaper’s China correspondent writes that there are now more than 100 million Christians in China; more than in all of Europe put together and considerably more than the number of people (85 million) in China’s Communist Party. This staggering rise in the number of Christians in recent […]

By |March 26th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Redesigning your Business Process

There are many reasons why you might need to redesign your business process. Changes in organisational direction, expanding products or services, growing competition, and customer drift are just some examples.

In my own organisation, with significant change being planned, I identified there would be gaps in knowledge and expertise at the point of customer […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Organisational Development|0 Comments

A Bent for Success

You’ve heard people described as ‘Type A’ or Type B’ personality. Type A is competitive, outgoing and ambitious, while Type B is relaxed, considered and easygoing. At the extreme end, Type A might be driven and impatient, while Type B could be laissez-faire and indecisive.

To be honest I don’t find these descriptions terribly helpful. […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

Review – Outliers

I love Malcolm Gladwell’s books. If you’ve read any of them, you’ll understand when I describe them as capturing some of those things in life that we just know, or we think we know, without really knowing why, or perhaps haven’t even thought too much about.

I wouldn’t call them overly intellectual books; in every […]

By |March 6th, 2016|Books I've Read|0 Comments

Risky Business

Social media gives us the idea that being a risk taker is cool, and involvement in extreme activities is to be desired and almost glorified.

Maybe it’s skiing, but from a high snowy mountain.

Maybe it’s mountain biking, but along a perilous mountain path.

Maybe it’s sky diving, but leaping from a bridge or tall building.

Maybe it’s […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Governance Practice|0 Comments

New Leadership – Stepping forward

Some years ago I took up a role managing a range of community programs.  I’d become familiar with the work of the different staff and had spent some time connecting with stakeholders across government and the community.  With some good relationships built we were able to look beyond the traditional and routine and into […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Leadership Capability|0 Comments

New Leadership – Stepping up

It takes a bit of time to understand and feel like you’re a part of a new organisation, or even a new division within an organisation.  Don’t be too hard on yourself if it takes longer than you anticipated.  But once you’ve ‘stepped in’, those conversations generated around the zip hot water tap while […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Leadership Capability|0 Comments