NousCast

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The NousCast podcast series brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations.

NousCast comes to you from Nous Group, an international management consultancy operating across Australia, the UK and Canada.

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22 episodes

Inside a government data agency’s transformation

The NousCast podcast brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. In each episode of our third series, NousCast will feature interviews with Nous clients and consultants to a cutting-edge project, from the challenge to the approach, outcomes and lessons learnt.

25m
Aug 18
Inside Queen’s University’s alumni relations revolution

The NousCast podcast brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. In each episode of our third series, NousCast will feature interviews with Nous clients and consultants to a cutting-edge project, from the challenge to the approach, outcomes and lessons learnt.

21m
Jul 19
Inside using labour market data to give a university an edge

The NousCast podcast brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. In each episode of our third series, NousCast will feature interviews with Nous clients and consultants to a cutting-edge project, from the challenge to the approach, outcomes and lessons learnt.

17m
May 01
Inside modernising operations on Defence bases

The NousCast podcast brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. In each episode of our third series, NousCast will feature interviews with Nous clients and consultants to a cutting-edge project, from the challenge to the approach, outcomes and lessons learnt.

18m
Mar 14
Inside revitalising culture in Plymouth

The NousCast podcast brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. In each episode of our fourth series, NousCast will feature interviews with Nous clients and consultants to a cutting-edge project, from the challenge to the approach, outcomes and lessons learnt.

16m
Feb 10
Leader Assessment: Discovering strengths and opportunities for growth

The NousCast Shorts podcast series brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. Each episode of NousCast Shorts will feature a rapid-fire interview with a Nous consultant about an emerging issue in their area of expertise – in about the time it takes to have a cup of coffee. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

10m
Aug 10, 2021
Human-centred design: A fresh approach that can power Canada’s COVID recovery

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Kirsty Elderton https://www.nousgroup.com/ca/people/kirsty-elderton/ and Kelly Rowe https://www.nousgroup.com/ca/people/kelly-rowe/ on our website. There you will also find the article “How human-centred design can transform government service delivery during COVID and beyond” https://www.nousgroup.com/ca/insights/hcd-government-service-delivery/. You can connect with Kirsty https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstyelderton/ and Kelly https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-rowe-managementconsultant/ via LinkedIn. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

14m
Jun 21, 2021
Reclaiming gold: Australian universities need data and strategy to rebound

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Tim Orton https://www.nousgroup.com/people/tim-orton/ and Edward Curry-Hyde https://www.nousgroup.com/people/edward-curry-hyde/, and read their article, “Our universities have been gold medallists before – here’s how they can do it again“ https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/universities-gold-medallists/, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Tim https://www.linkedin.com/in/timorton1/ and Edward https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-edward-curry-hyde-248534137/ via LinkedIn. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

13m
Jun 10, 2021
Modularisation at universities: What does it mean for institutions and students?

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Ant Bagshaw https://www.nousgroup.com/people/ant-bagshaw/ and read his article, “The pros and cons of modularisation: build your own adventure?” https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/pros-cons-modularisation/, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Ant via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/antbagshaw/. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

12m
May 17, 2021
Managing climate change risk: Every part of an organisation needs to act

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Simon Guttmann https://www.nousgroup.com/people/simon-guttmann/ and read his article, “Managing climate change risk needs every part of an organisation to act” https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/managing-climate-change-risk/, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Simon via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-guttmann-10b9004/. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

12m
May 03, 2021
Business improvement programs: The self-funding way to cut costs and improve performance

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Martijn Schroder https://www.nousgroup.com/people/martijn-schroder/ and read his article, “Business improvement programs that deliver a 10-fold return? Here’s how it can happen.” https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/business-improvement-programs/, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Martijn via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/martijn-schroder-76b549/. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

11m
Apr 19, 2021
System design choices: The building blocks of health and human services

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts. You can find out more about Tim Marney https://www.nousgroup.com/people/tim-marney/ and read his article, “How system design choices can make – or break – a mental health system” https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/system-design-mental-health/, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Tim via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-marney-05a9979a/. Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/.

12m
Apr 05, 2021
Monitoring and evaluation: Lessons from a year like no other

Thanks for listening to the latest edition of NousCast Shorts.   You can find out more about Annette Madvig and read her article, “Monitoring and evaluation can help us act on the lessons from a year like no other https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/monitoring-evaluation-year-like-no-other/”, on the Nous website. You can also connect with Annette via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/annette-m-18ab0784/.   Nous Group is an international management consultancy that is bold and engaging for performance and influence. We help organisations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform at their best and change people’s lives for the better. Find out more on the Nous website https://www.nousgroup.com/. 

9m
Mar 22, 2021
Driving Change: How regulators can improve performance by measuring impact

In this episode of NousCast, we speak to Greg Joffe, a strategy expert in Nous’ Sydney office, and Peter Horne, a regulatory expert in our London office, on the topic of measuring regulatory performance.   Greg talks about how regulators can more effectively demonstrate their impact through a smarter approach to measurement, while Peter talks about the way coronavirus is prompting regulators to rethink how they work.   Nous is an international management consultancy. We partner with leaders across Australia, the UK and Canada to shape world-class businesses, effective governments and empowered communities. If you have a grand challenge or agenda to advance, we want to partner with you.   For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/NousGroup  and  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/nousgroup, visit our website /www.nousgroup.com.au and  sign up to our newsletter https://mailchi.mp/nousgroup.com.au/subscriptions.   Guests: Greg Joffe https://www.nousgroup.com/people/greg-joffe/ and Peter Horne https://www.nousgroup.com/people/peter-horne/   Host: Ari Sharp  https://www.nousgroup.com/people/ari-sharp/

31m
Aug 20, 2020
Digital Sherpa: An invaluable ally in any digital transformation

In this episode of NousCast, we speak to Steve Lennon, a digital strategy expert in Nous’ Sydney office, on the topic of digital transformation. Steve brings to the topic experience that few others can – as well as spending years as a transformation specialist, he’s also an experienced mountain climber and adventurer. Steve explains why he thinks a Digital Sherpa can be so useful in overcoming the odds when it comes to a successful digital transformation. He tells us about the role of the Digital Sherpa, about the different type of transformations and shows the work of a Digital Sherpa in action. You can find out more about Steve on our website. You can also read his recent Insights article, “A Digital Sherpa can steady your step and spare you pain as you head up the digital transformation mountain” https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/digital-sherpa/. Nous is an international management consultancy. We partner with leaders across Australia, the UK and Canada to shape world-class businesses, effective governments and empowered communities. If you have a grand challenge or agenda to advance, we want to partner with you. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/nousgroup and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/nousgroup, visit our website http://www.nousgroup.com/ and sign up to our newsletter http://www.nousgroup.com/insights.

22m
Jul 03, 2020
Designing a new energy future

Nous Group Managing Director Tim Orton and Principal Simon Smith join guest speakers Audrey Zibelman (CEO and MD, Australian Energy Market Operator), Grant King (Chair Business Council of Australia and former CEO and MD, Origin Energy) and Richard Bolt (Vice-President - Strategy & Innovation, Swinburne University and former Secretary, Victorian Department of Economic Development Jobs, Transport and Resources), to discuss Australia’s energy future. Together, the panel explore the steps required to avoid an unpredictable and disruptive transition to zero emissions, and to seize the opportunity to become a global leader in renewable energy. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NieIC0YZlVFB32oU2Hpcw?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.comand LinkedIn https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/aO4yCgZoBLCy2l0T3nYaI?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com, visit our website https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/At69CjZrGqCmqj5s1oJZY?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com and sign up to our newsletter https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/4l-pCk8vJZfBQnWU8Khn-?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com.  GUESTS: Audrey Zibelman, Grant King, Richard Bolt, Simon Smith HOSTED BY: Tim Orton  TAGS: Australia, energy, future, renewable, zero emissions, climate 

1h 5m
Dec 11, 2019
The future of smart regulation

Nous Group principals and regulatory experts Claire Noone and Simon Smith join guest speakers Vanessa Beggs (Chief Operating Officer, Australian Banking Association) and Rose Webb (Deputy Secretary of the Better Regulation Division and Commissioner for NSW Fair Trading) to tackle the national regulation debate. Together, the panel explore how Australia can improve its approach to regulation and achieve the best possible balance between minimising compliance burdens and protecting consumers and businesses, and touch on high-profile examples of complex regulatory challenges in recent years. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/FPoRCjZrGqCmP9jTjRWlY?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com and LinkedIn https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cH3mCk8vJZfB1NncNAvbd?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com, visit our website https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Tr0TClxwK5HEp7ocjE-b5?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com and sign up to our newsletter https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GZXECmOxLQhlD25fLziNJ?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com.  GUESTS: Vanessa Beggs, Rose Webb, Simon Smith HOSTED BY: Claire Noone

32m
Dec 05, 2019
Energy transitions: How Australia can move to a future of clean, cheap and reliable power

Energy wars have been a fact of life in Australian politics for years, and we are still a long way from an energy policy that meets the triple-pronged objectives of clean, cheap and reliable power. So to get there, what is the right form of regulation? How can energy consumers be encouraged to improve energy productivity? And what can we learn from overseas, particularly from Germany as it grapples with similar challenges? You can find out more about Simon https://www.nousgroup.com/people/simon-smith/ and our work in the utilities sector https://www.nousgroup.com/work/sectors/utilities/ on our website.  Nous is an award-winning management consulting firm. We partner with leaders across Australia and the UK to shape world class businesses, effective governments and empowered communities. If you have a grand challenge or agenda to advance, we want to partner with you. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/nousgroup and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/nousgroup/, visit our website https://www.nousgroup.com/ and sign up to our newsletter https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/.

24m
Nov 21, 2019
What does the future hold for regional Australia?

Guest speakers Dr Rachel Bacon, Deputy Secretary for the Regional and Territories Group at the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; Councillor Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville, QLD; and Dr Rebecca Huntley, Author and Principal at social research firm Vox Populi Research join Simon Smith, Principal at Nous Group and former NSW Department of Industry secretary and Dr Prins Ralston, Principal and leader of Nous’ Queensland practice discuss the future for regional Australia. The panel examines both the greatest challenges and most promising opportunities for Australia’s regional and rural areas that outwardly reflect the core of our national character.  Regional hubs power and nourish the nation, providing many of those living in our cities with the quality of life that urban-dwelling Australians have come to expect. However, more often Australia’s regions are discussed in our capital cities in the context of natural disasters, challenging social issues, alienated voters, and slow or declining business growth. Collectively, the panel explore what a prosperous future for regional Australia could look like. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/nousgroup and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/nousgroup/, visit our website https://www.nousgroup.com/ and sign up to our newsletter https://www.nousgroup.com/insights/.  

46m
Aug 28, 2019
Untapped, Unsaid, Unheard: Part II

Guest speakers Justin Mohamed, Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, and Joumanah El Matrah, CEO of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, join Nous Group’s Tim Orton and Deb May to discuss the continuing barriers to inclusion for Australians from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The panel discusses how the dangers of discrimination and unconscious bias hold back individuals, companies, communities, and the country as a whole. Justin and Joumanah share their personal stories of facing racism, suspicion and exclusion and going on to become leaders in their fields, and share their advice for how these dangerous and restrictive attitudes can be dismantled and eventually eradicated. Collectively, the panel discusses how Australian organisations can create and sustain equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to contribute and thrive in their workplace, thereby building stronger businesses and communities, and eventually a stronger nation, piece by piece. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fnousgroup&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=zGjcMrdg1cvV0qVsDWIfRwNUqpbDxS9aN8dQNjfB5uU%3D&reserved=0 and LinkedIn https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fcompany%2Fnousgroup%2F%3ForiginalSubdomain%3Dau&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=5Mc3EaquCCSwbSW4PF%2F4q9XnWV2r0b19SXlSJjw9XYQ%3D&reserved=0, visit our website https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nousgroup.com%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=qC1afYwlRrTxzVFmOhO6fQWPpkN8U4oLH33CNClU5YU%3D&reserved=0 and sign up to our newsletter https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nousgroup.com%2Finsights%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=2RNGxHnokOh5nCFSQXVyypcG%2BTFkQpbcyrwLucCMW1Y%3D&reserved=0. Guests: Tim Orton, Deb May, Justin Mohamed, Joumanah El Matrah Hosted by: Deb May

33m
Jun 07, 2019
Untapped, Unsaid, Unheard: Part I

Guest speakers Kevin Stone, CEO of the Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability, and Ro Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, join Nous Group’s Tim Orton and Deb May to discuss the challenges to diversity in modern Australia. The panel discusses the many benefits of working to consciously and intentionally overcome those challenges and improve the meaningful inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds, focusing on the experiences of disabled people and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Kevin and Ro share their personal stories of facing the challenges of discrimination, unconscious bias and apathy, eventually becoming champions for their communities and helping others follow in their footsteps. Collectively, the panel discusses how best to tap into the wide and varied range of experiences, backgrounds and expertise available in Australia to deliver the best possible outcomes for organisations, our communities and our nation. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fnousgroup&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=zGjcMrdg1cvV0qVsDWIfRwNUqpbDxS9aN8dQNjfB5uU%3D&reserved=0 and LinkedIn https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fcompany%2Fnousgroup%2F%3ForiginalSubdomain%3Dau&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=5Mc3EaquCCSwbSW4PF%2F4q9XnWV2r0b19SXlSJjw9XYQ%3D&reserved=0, visit our website https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nousgroup.com%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=qC1afYwlRrTxzVFmOhO6fQWPpkN8U4oLH33CNClU5YU%3D&reserved=0 and sign up to our newsletter https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nousgroup.com%2Finsights%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cgbennett%40sefiani.com.au%7C6b635f1e6c754fcfb60e08d6de81b03b%7Ca98bf8fb04b14403ac32c72972ff2d80%7C0&sdata=2RNGxHnokOh5nCFSQXVyypcG%2BTFkQpbcyrwLucCMW1Y%3D&reserved=0. Guests: Tim Orton, Deb May, Kevin Stone, Ro Allen Hosted by: Deb May

34m
Jun 07, 2019
Prosperity and Security

Guest expert Dr Don Russell, a former prime ministerial adviser, joins Nous Founder and Managing Director Tim Orton, Chief Economist Dr Jenny Gordon, and Principal Anthony Bubalo to discuss tensions between Australia’s national security and economic prosperity. The panel discusses how Australian governments, businesses, NGOs and universities should navigate our complex relationship with China. China is Australia’s biggest export market, our largest source of tourism, a major foreign investor and our biggest agricultural goods market. It is also looming adversary, with tensions between China and the United States creating an uncertain outlook for Australia’s security relationships. For more insights from Nous Group, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, visit our website and sign up to our newsletter. Guests: Tim Orton, Dr Don Russell, Dr Jenny Gordon, Anthony Bubalo Hosted by: Anthony Bubalo

50m
May 01, 2019