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Key Topic Suites

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Tirian suites are outcome-focused programs designed to address a core business topic.

CSI

CREATE

Creative & Critical Thinking

CREATE

Creative & Critical Thinking

Diagnosis & strategies for creative, critical & design thinking – better solutions faster.

IR

INNOVATE

Future-Ready Ambidextrous Leadership

INNOVATE

Future-Ready Ambidextrous Leadership

Developing agility + sustainable innovation & growth.

Communicate

COMMUNICATE

The Dynamic Reality of Teams

COMMUNICATE

The Dynamic Reality of Teams

Team dynamics, high performing, virtual & diverse teams.

collaborate

COLLABORATE

The Collaboration Deception

COLLABORATE

The Collaboration Deception

Building collaboration in a competitive context.

narrate

NARRATE

Organizational Narrative

NARRATE

Organizational Narrative

Reinventing the future to build confidence and capability.

design

DESIGN

Behind the scenes

DESIGN

Behind the scenes

Bespoke, Capabilities & Readiness, Presentation & Facilitation Skills

Topic statements:

We want to:

CREATE: Be more creative – to come up with better solutions faster

INNOVATE: Become ambidextrous leaders – to strategically plan for future-ready growth & sustainable innovation, and to manage the tension innovation & change brings.

COMMMUNICATE: Lead high performance teams – to become more aligned while embracing diversity across cultures & in challenging contexts (e.g. distributed & virtual environments).

COLLABORATE: Work collaboratively in a competitive environment – to increase morale and improve bottom line results.

NARRATE: Design a contextualised vision mission and values – to drive behaviours and ensure a consistent & competitive brand advantage.

Each of these areas have built in ambiguities that need resolving, so achieving these goals typically requires more than skill based training. The embedded paradox needs to be identified, explored and actively addressed in a dynamic learning environment – ensuring practical outcomes are reached. Dr Gaia Grant’s research on paradox theory and sensemaking provides a unique foundation for our dynamic educational approach.

Leadership specialist topics:

Academic Papers & Deep Dives

1. Rallying around a shared purpose:

‘How the top management team experiences paradoxical demands in strategizing’.

2. Dual leadership dynamics:

Identifying how dual executive leaders navigate competing innovation sustainability demands in growing organisations’, ‘From Start-up to Scale-up, How Leaders Navigate Scale-up tensions.’

3. From detecting dichotomies to navigating dipoles:

How senior leaders negotiate competing demands.

4. Profiling innovation leaders:

Developing and applying a multidimensional measure of paradoxical innovation leadership orientations for Identifying ambidexterity across different occupational profiles.

5. Creating agile leadership teams:

How shared leadership models can better manage the ambiguities of sustainable innovation and growth.

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Gaia Grant  (PhD)

Executive Director Tirian, Author, Designer, Researcher & Lecturer
Associate Adjunct Faculty, Work-Integrated Learning Hub | Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship | University of Sydney Business School