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Ageist – another buzzword for you 😂 – but yes I see your point.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

At the end of the day we should reconsider baking into our work all buzzwords, but I know bandwidth is a challenge. We need more bench strength to allocate resources to build a straw man for a new approach and create a dead on burning platform that our change agents can drive across the change network.
We need to create a parking lot of forbidden buzzwords and build the critical mass needed to make this change happen while cross-pollinating across companies. We need to organize a large scale data dump, orchestrate a buzzword deep dive and create deliverables that solve this issue in real time.
These deliverables must dove-tail with other work drilling down into buzzword abuse, and we must drum up support for confronting the elephant in the room, which is that we may not be prepared to do anything about it.
If we create a compelling elevator speech that fleshes out the challenges of buzzword abuse, we could gain traction in getting our arms around this, circle the wagons and get all of our ducks in a row to tackle the business buzzword gatekeepers. Then we could start fresh with greenfield communication.
It’s not impossible to harness the organic process across companies equipping buzzword abusers to hit the ground running with plain speak. That would hit the nail on the head.
We need to map this out because it is so on point, but I’m open to additional mindshare. I will never be out of pocket for the hard work required to make this paradigm shift. If we peel back the onion, we all have it in our power alleys to hit this head on, generate quick wins, and pick the low hanging fruit that will allow us to start speaking like normal people again.
It may be important to prepare a deck that puts a stake in the ground and outlines the case for change so no one could push back. This deck would be a robust road map which could become the sexy project everyone wants in on that would never become shelfware or vaporware.
We’d even encourage scope creep as we sing from the same song sheet and socialize the plan across the corporate ecosystem about making this strategic pivot.
We need to talk live and not keep it to talking at the 20,000 foot level. We’ve got to tee up a way to think outside the box back to a time before buzzword thoughtware and ideation contaminated our communication. Figuring out how these buzzwords didn’t create tissue rejection early on is outside of my wheelhouse, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t circle back and change it.
There is no turnkey solution. We need to touch base regularly to get on the same page and continuously vector towards success on this value add initiative. People adoption strategies will be vital to make this mindset shift. It’s going to feel a lot like herding cats or even like getting Jell-O to stick to the wall, but if we take it one buzzword at a time and don’t try to boil the ocean, it might work.
If you see someone walking the halls abusing buzzwords, parachute in and get down to brass tacks, re-level set with them, and connect the dots so that together we can build a better mousetrap.
This won’t be easy because many of you already have too many balls in the air and too much on your plates. Even though you are wearing multiple hats, keep your focus so we get a win-win proposition (or at least a zero sum proposition) on this work thread.
We all know this is a sticky wicket, but we’ve got to attack this on the front lines at our offices. That’s where the rubber meets the road. Feel free to open the Kimono and ping me with other ideas about how we can increase the footprint of plain speak being used across all industry spaces.

*By James Sudakow

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

LSL is as overrated as McCaffrey is underrated.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Really? I love watching the ‘Blues’ from wherever and ‘Chiefs’ from godknowswhere. and I ain’t a Kiwi.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Whoda thunkit eh? Knock it over and start from scratch.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

I think McCaffrey may be close to the most underrated player in the country. It’s beyond me why he is not going into camp with the other Wallaby hopefuls.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Funny how that culture was lampooned and derided by so many on this site. Not so ridiculous now it would seem.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Could have taken a scrum.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Fair point, it seems so long ago.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Just ask Greg Norman.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

I’m probably a lone voice here but I just can’t see what LSL brings to the table. It seems to me he’s only interested in showing any hard edge when he’s involved in a bit of hand bags at 10.
I think there are many better options.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Bulldust 😂

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

Better team – better team (hate auto correct).

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

😂

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

😂

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

There’s no doubt that the Brumbies were a beret team with Lolesio playing.
I really hope he stays healthy and plays the house down but the Reds get up for the win.
To my mind Noah is the next Wallaby 19.

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

Ahhh that would be Moses.

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

Couldn’t agree more. So many have been taking the p1ss out of Thorn for so long.
Discipline, commitment and ethics all form part of a punchline these days. Who knows, he may be onto something you know, who’d a thunk it despite his record of achievements over the years.
Good luck to Thorn and his men this weekend!

I like that Brad Thorn calls his players “men”

Daungunu is a hands down better player than Koriobete in all aspects of the game.

Injury carnage as Reds into Super Rugby final

Daugunu does EVERYTHING better than Koriobete.

Injury carnage as Reds into Super Rugby final

Not a bad thing really, give some of our up and comers a chance to play against some international players.

CONFIRMED: Wallabies to get home-ground advantage for 2020 Rugby Championship

Geoff I think a bloke lying on the ground concussed while being attended to by the medic and consequent HIA is rather an “objective” thing to see.

The Wrap: The curious and disturbing non-case of Lachie Swinton

Agreed, clearly you don’t understand!

The magic of the Shute Shield

For Bernard Laporte and World Rugby just interchange Sepp Blatter and FIFA. Frankly I’m done with Beaumont, Laporte, 6N and WR. Couldn’t care less anymore and happy to be called a parochial hic as a result.

The best news I’ve read in a while was from Wayne Smith in this mornings Aus claiming “All five Aus rugby sides set to survive”
All indications are that New Zealand Rugby has swallowed its reservations about the lack of depth across the five Australian Super Rugby franchises and is expected to sign on for a 12-team competition model, with Japan and a Pasifika team also coming in to round off the package. But because of continuing uncertainty around COVID-19 and the fact Australia and NZ are both are having to make regular adjustments to their biosecurity precautions, the trans-Tasman model is not to be introduced until the 2022 season.
Both countries are likely to continue next year with their purely domestic models that were used this year, New Zealand playing a second season of Super Rugby Aotearoa and Australia continuing with the Super Rugby AU competition that will reach its peak with the September 19 grand final in Canberra.
There already has been considerable speculation that if another season of Super Rugby AU is played, a sixth team, the Sunwolves of Japan, might be brought in for added variety.
In that event, it would also make sense for a Pasifika side to join the New Zealand competition next year to ensure that all 12 teams would be fully up to speed by the time the 2022 season arrives. But for that to happen, World Rugby would need to stop making pious statements about the need to give Pacific Island rugby a helping hand and actually come through with sufficient funds to get a team up and running.
Wayne Smith.

If this is indeed true I think it is a marvelous achievement and the best way forward for rugby here and in the Pacific. I don’t care the hows or why’s (Fox is the great satan – Raylene was a saint) etc, I seriously don’t care. If the above comes to pass then the castle (pardon the pun) being razed to the ground and rebuilt will have been worth it.
Now for our own internal self interest – hmmm?

The pieces of the rugby calendar are coming together

Especially considering the stoppage was due to the medical team being on the field with…….”how many fingers”?

Three talking points from Super Rugby AU Round 9