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My talk to CEDA about making change happen, dreaming about a much brighter future, and doing it. About our responsibility to act when the current situation is unacceptable. About being pissed-off and making big changes. About Rabbitohs, Rail and Rivers.

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  • 1. transformation in our time
    peter holmes court
    committee for economic development of australia
    presentation with q & a
    17.11.09
    webcast: slideshare.net/peterhac

2. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine our enterprises and institutions, public and private.
source: tom peters 2003, 2009
3. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these:
a 98 year old football club
nations best transport company
remote indigenous communities
4. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these:
being pissed-off
balancing both/and
understanding that we have to
5. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these: enterprises and institutions, public and private.
a 98 year old football club
nations best transport company
remote indigenous communities
6. the Rabbitohs play rugby league, and have won a record 20 first-grade premierships since their foundation in 1908
photograph of the 1908 premiership winning team
7. unfortunately, they are all in black and white.
8. in 1999, after nearly 3 decades of underperformance, the National Rugby League excluded the Rabbitohs from the competition. They did not play in the 2000 or 2001 seasons.
9. in two marches through the streets of Sydney 100,000 people protested the decision
in July 2001, a federal court decision found that the Rabbitohs were wrongfully excluded, and the club was reinstated in 2002.
10. however, in 2006 some were comfortable just being back, the team was running last and was financially fragile and clubs voting members were asked to approve a proposal to sell control of the club to Russell Crowe and me:
11. however, in 2006 somewere comfortable just being back, the team was running last and was financially fragile
innovation comes from pissed-off people.
source: tom peters 2003, 2009
12. however, in 2006 some were comfortable just being back, the team was running last and was financially fragileand the clubs voting members were asked to approve a proposal to sell control of the club to Russell Crowe and me:
date of EGM:
location:
number of speeches:
number of eligible voters:
votes required:
march 19 2006
Sydney Olympic Stadium
42 over 5 hours
3942
2957 75.0% required
13. however, in 2006 some were comfortable just being back, the team was running last and was financially fragile and the clubs voting members were asked to approve a proposal to sell control of the club to Russell Crowe and me:
date of EGM:
location:
number of speeches:
number of eligible voters:
votes required:
votes received:
march 19 2006
Sydney Olympic Stadium
42 over 5 hours
3942
2957 75.0% required
2988 75.8% or by 31 votes
14. re-imagine everything (2006-09)
a winning culture
strong membership
quality sponsors
community engaged
first class players, well paid, well treated
challenging for #1 every year
15. re-imagine everything (2006-09)
a winning culture
strong membership
quality sponsors
community engaged
first class players, well paid, well treated
challenging for #1 every year
there is no better motivator than you have to
16. In 2007, the Rabbitohs qualified for the semi-finals for the first time in 18 years
17. In 2007, the Rabbitohs qualified for the semi finals for the first time in 18 years
Membership has risen from 8,000to 15,000
18. In 2007, the Rabbitohs qualified for the semi finals for the first time in 18 years
Membership has risen from 8,000to 15,000
In 2009, the Rabbitohs, for the first time, made a small profit.
19. in 2010 the Rabbitohs will have:
premiership-winning coach plus quality assistant coaches
squad of first grade players on the right money
the same 3 major sponsors as last year
the same office staff
first class training facilities
10,000 season ticket holders
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
20. in 2010 the Rabbitohs will have:
premiership-winning coach plus quality assistant coaches
squad of first grade players on the right money
the same 3 major sponsors as last year
the same office staff
first class training facilities
10,000 season ticket holders
lots of queenslanders
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
21. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these: enterprises and institutions, public and private.
a 98 year old football club
nations best transport company
remote indigenous communities
22. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
former monopoly rail operator
entrenched in queensland
regulated returns utilising states capital
white and blue-collar workforce
traditional approach to safety
23. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
former monopoly rail operator
entrenched in queensland
regulated returns utilising states capital
white and blue-collar workforce
traditional approach to safety
re-imagine
24. if theres one legacy I will leave this business, it will be a dramatic improvement in safety performance
source: lance hockeridge, QR CEO 2008
25. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
QRs transformation at high speed for last 18 months
safety program into dna
national reach achieved
tier-one rail company by international standards
an operating philosophy around meeting customer demands
sale announced.
26. there is no better motivator than you have to
source: peter hc
27. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
Safety as central metaphor for a well established
transformation program
internationally privatization done well and done poorly
know what has worked:
kept together
high local ownership
employee focus
28. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
commercial transformation well entrenched
international benchmarks are known
QLDers must demand a world-class outcome
29. {disclaimer: one directors view as OKd by the company}
commercial transformation well entrenched
international benchmarks are known
QLDers must demand a world-class outcome
(remember tom peters: pissed-off people get results)
30. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these: enterprises and institutions, public and private.
a 98 year old football club
nations best transport company
remote indigenous communities
31. leadership by wandering around
source: many consultants claim it
32. leadership by driving
around and camping
source: peter, robert and george
33. our social problems are not endemic, they have not always been with us
source: noel pearson, 2007
34. indigenous workers were
amongst the most highly-
regarded AAco employees and
represented more than 10%
of the companys workforce.
source: peter hc, when CEO of AAco, 2001
35. dream big dreams
source: barack obama, 2009
36. if there were any viable ideas {for indigenous businesses in the cape}they would be evident already
source: QLD minister 23.10.09
37. wild rivers legislation unquestionably makes
it harder to build viable businesses in the cape.
38. do indigenous
and non-indigenous
what do Australians want?
different things?
39. what do Australians want?
40. what do Australians want:
their own home
schools for their kids
employment opportunities
enabling government
health care system
retire with security
41. what do Australians want:
ability to buy
their own home
schools for their kids
employment opportunities
enabling government
health care system
retire with security
dont want unbridled development
or to stuff up the environment
safe and engaging
that lead somewhere
and limited red-tape
(that isnt like Americas)
and go fishing.
42. This person is an Australian
this person is an Australian.
43. this person is an Australian.
so is this person.
44. so are these guys.
45. this highest priority in the cape should be river protection [through wild rivers legislation]
source: wilderness campaigners
46. the highest priority in the cape should be poverty reduction through the creation of meaningful employment
source: peter opio otim, CEO lockhardt river, 16.11.09
47. there is no better motivator than you have to
source: peter hc
48. re-imagine:
if there were any viable ideas {for indigenous businesses in the cape}they would be evident already
source: qld minister 27.10.2009
49. re-imagine:
there may be viable ideas {for indigenous businesses in the cape} if we give them a chance to develop them
50. there may be viable
51. business ideas
52. for people in the cape
53. if we give them a go.
54. re-imagine:
hand up, not hand outs
jobs for the boys (and girls)
no excuses
give them a go.
55. It is the foremost task and responsibility of our generation to re-imagine these: enterprises and institutions, public and private.
a 98 year old football club
nations best transport company
remote indigenous communities
56. a 98 year old football club
both/and
both tough and kind
both community focused and business-like
both elite and inclusive
both heritage and fresh
both well planned and highly unpredictable
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
57. nations best transport company
both/and
both rail giant and people business
both faster and safer
both uniquely qld and national
both more efficient and better service
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
58. remote indigenous communities
both/and
both prodevelopment and river protection
both own culture and participating in Australia
both remote and connected
both indigenous and non indigenous
both well serviced and service providing
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
59. a full consultation process in cape york with the consent of traditional owners and undertake the work necessary to enable a world heritage nomination
source: conservation queensland election position 2008
60. re-imagine.
re-structure.
do.
(cause we have to)
61. re-imagine.
re-structure.
do.
(cause we have to)
the end. I look forward to your questions.
11/09 www.isfm.com.au
62. peter holmes court
peter is the executive chairman of ISFM, a specialist sports industry consultancy, a director of Viocorp International, Australias leading internet video technology company, a director of Queensland Rail and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, and since 2006 he has been the co-owner with Russell Crowe of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.peter was executive chairman of the club from mid-2006 to mid-2008.
previously peter was CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, today the countrys largest cattle company.peter took the 185 year old company public in 2001.prior to that peter founded and ran Back Row Productions, an international producer of theatrical productions, touring shows such as Australias highest grossing live theatrical show Tap Dogs, UK comic Eddie Izzard and Jerry Seinfeld, amongst a total of over 20 different productions in 300 cities and 20 countries.
peter was born in Perth, lived 14 years in the US and UK, and moved with his wife Divonne and their two sets of twins to live in Sydney in 2000.
peter rides a bike and does the odd triathlon, both of which he does slowly.
63. Innovation comes from pissed-off people.
source: tom peters
some rabbitohs accepting mediocrity
safety performance at QR
injustice of poverty in our country