What I’m doing right now. (inspired by Derek Sivers)
Program Leader | I’m leading a global program to bring a bunch of clients across to a new operating platform. Australia. Asia. South Africa. Europe. North America. The old platform is being shut down and the clock is ticking. Huge strategic impacts to the company – cost, market positioning, future directions. Breath deep and often. And keep moving forward.
Plans for a Project Management conference in Japan were cancelled once Covid-19 did its thing.
Student | I’m working on the Masters’ research project at the moment, hoping to finish in late 2020. I’m working with Monash University to explore cyber security maturity and readiness across island nations in the Pacific region. It’s really interesting to see how Australia’s national interests are directly enhanced when Pacific nations become more self sufficient and able to work together and develop a regional cyber security resilience.
Speaker | I missed out on a TED talk opportunity at the 2020 PMI Global Conference – no sweat, I’ll work up a talk and then find another way to present it.
Author: I’m working on a breakdown for a Project Leadership book this year. A passion project. Project Leadership in a chaotic landscape. Early days – I’m still working up the section breakdowns.
Acting: I’ve just completed an online play reading with a local Theatre Company. Let’s see if they take it to a production season. Fingers crossed.
Reading | The Plague by Albert Camus. It feels kind of appropriate at the moment. What I really like about it is that it’s not a horror story with gruesome descriptions of mass plague deaths, but instead it’s a powerful study on the human psyche under isolation conditions. My pile of 10 bedside books is down to 7 now. I’m aiming for 4 or under.
Listening | Music – David Bowie is under my skin at the moment. Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, the Man Who Sold the World and Blackstar. Bliss.
Updated: 8 August 2020