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Cris Popp
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Attended Deakin University
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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Have You Got Your Best Staff On Your Best Innovation Opportunities?
Despite the fact that over 90% of executives believe that innovation is critical for survival (IBM CEO study 2012), and all the time and money that goes towards building innovation – organisations still get some simple things wrong.
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The 3 Cultural Factors Between your Organisation. & Innovation
In my work helping organisations to be more innovative, I often hear people say “we need to fix the culture” - it’s a popular catchphrase, especially among consultants.   But what does it mean?  What aspects of culture actually need to be “fixed”?  (By the way - I don’t agree, and if you wait for culture to be “fixed”, before you start in innovating, it may be too late - but that’s the subject of another blog).
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The Surprising Secret to Be Twice As Productive As a Leader
What you’ve always suspected is true – negative people are draining and positive people energise those around them.  Recent studies have shown that:
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Hiring Consultants Pt 3: 7 Quick Questions BEFORE you Engage That Consultant
Unfortunately you don’t always have the luxury to go through that long process. So here’s the quick and dirty version: 7 questions you can ask:
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Hiring Consultants Pt1: The Secret of How To Get the BEST Value
Getting good value from your consultants is a vexed question for many HR and organisational development staff.  How do you know you’re getting good value from the consultant you’re hiring? And how do you increase it? 
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One thing you don't want your strategy to do is to make things worse than they already are. That could happen in many ways for example, by including too many extra processes; making the whole thing too unwieldy or unmanageable or otherwise adding hurdles where there aren't any already.
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What Everyone Ought to Know about Engaging Their Staff
Many years ago I worked as a reporter with ABC on a half-hour weekly current affairs program.  I had an experience there that made me believe that enjoying your work was great for engagement and made me addicted to more. Not long after I started my boss said to me – why don’t you do the whole program?
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Innovation: Getting off to a Good Start
Two of the biggest danger points for innovation in an organisation are the start and the end - no surprises there.  The problem at the start of the innovation process is making sure you have solved the right problem or tackling the right opportunity.  These will be the ones of the most breadth, and the longest time frame (write to me, if you’d like a copy of my matrix for innovating strategically).
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5 Easy Steps to Making the Right Decision
90% of all organisational (and personal) failures, can be attributed to poor decision-making.  As a successful professional you would realise that your clients and supervisors pay you for your expertise and judgment.  They are looking for sound advice on important issues.
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Hiring Consultants Pt 2: How to Get What You Paid For
In part one we talked about getting good value from your consultants, by paying them according to the amount of change they achieved, NOT, the amount of time they work with you.  So - how do you determine the amount of change that comes about as a result of a workshop or seminar?
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Bastards, Bosses and Leaders - What Makes a Great Boss in Australia?
As discussed in part one - Australians are very particular about who leads them, and it makes an enormous amount of difference to performance.   Three leadership styles in particular stand out in Australia...
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Facilitation, innovation, positive psychology, Positive Organisational Development (POD), awesome conference speaker, MC, leadership development, resilience …
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    Director, 2004 - present
    Using positive psychology to help you, your team and your workplace to be more successful and productive and still have something left in the tank at the end of the day.
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the Power of Postive Performance
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I’m a conference speaker, workshop facilitator and thought leader that helps organisations create great places to work ie places that are productive, enjoyable and profitable.  You know it’s not about getting people to come to work - it’s about getting them to come and perform at their best.  It’s about having people turn up and be present, innovative and engaged with the organisation and their jobs.  That’s how you get great work and great productivity.

You see I have a passion - I want to help you create a workplace people like coming to.  Over the past eight years I've partnered with Melbourne Business School, the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) my own clients to build leadership skills, increase innovation, improve engagement and lift performance.

I’ve done this through by using the latest research from neuroscience, and positive organisational development.  My focus on building strengths, positive psychology, abundance as opposed to deficit, and most importantly on being different rather than doing different makes for extremely effective, real change.  My programs are backed by rigorous research and tailor-made for your circumstances.  They’re also fun and energetic - that's why I get feedback that is 10/10, and you get results that last.

My emphasis on positivity solves two problems:

  1. Getting people to do their best work
  2. Helping people cope with change, adversity and pressure

Let’s face it - things are not getting get less complex, slower, simpler or easier.  They are getting more complex, faster and harder - the people, and organisations, that will survive the ones can thrive in the sort of environments. 

Think of me as the person who helps turn “prisoners” (people who turn up, do their hours and leave) into volunteers - people who like coming to work and making a contribution.  Creating a great workplace has other benefits too: team-work, collaboration, increased innovation, good decision-making, people taking responsibility and accountability for their jobs.  I’d like to hear what’s going on for you and your workplace.  I’m also available for coaching, mentoring and strategy.  Get in touch :-).

Bragging rights
Climbed the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. Entered Vietnam as a journalist when it was still hard to do. Have run my own business for 8+ years. Extremely resilient. I got 2,550 people up on their feet laughing in 5 minutes at a conference (was I nervous? Yes!). I've been lost in the bush ... and survived.
Education
  • Deakin University
    Innovation, 2000 - 2004
    Master of Electronic Commerce Bachelor of Commerce
  • RMIT University
    Professional Writing and Editing, 1994 - 1999
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