Interviews & Articles
Tirian's programs and team have featured in a number of different media, including the following:
Creativity and Innovation
Have you ever thought about where innovation within an organisation comes from? In some organisations, all stakeholders, and their perspectives are considered and included. Innovation is purposeful and proactive, and there are systems and structures in place to support innovative growth. In others, innovation appears to be an afterthought, a last-minute reaction to growing problems or part of the firefighting process when problems are already set to threaten the business. Read more >
Speaking at Salesforce Future of Marketing in Sydney, Gaia Grant, author of Who Killed Creativity?...And How Can We Get It Back?, raised concerns that our current habits are thwarting our potential to unlock creativity and generating innovative ideas. Read more >
Is your team creative? Perhaps you need to cultivate an environment that allows positive ideas to flow.
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Asian Wall Street Journal: Wanted A Breath of Fresh Air (How to Morph Into a More Creative Manager )
"Creativity is like air, hard to see and difficult to find but if companies don't get enough of it they will die. Andrew Grant (Managing Director of Tirian) says that creativity should be at the core of everything from team building to brainstorming ..." Read more >
Creative Innovation TV Interview with Andrew and Gaia Grant – “The wickedest problems the world is facing today”
In this interview Andrew and Gaia Grant talked about how we loose our creativity as we get older, and how important to educate people about creativity since they are young and how Creative Innovation Global got heterogeneous people together, cross-pollinate and sparks creativity. Watch Video >
Team Building, Leadership & Development
Leadership BootCamp a unique two-day workshop that helped executives develop and articulate their own personal leadership philosophy statements attended by about 4,000 executives and managers. One of the many exciting topics shared during the conference, was discussing "connecting brand through story" by Mr. Andrew Grant where he mentioned "what sells is not always the simple product itself - it is more often the image or the story built around it".
Heads together Andrew Grant interview by Joshua Tan of Mix Magazine. What are the things to look out for when planning a teambuilding programme? How do companies ensure they get the most out of their teambuilding activities? These were some questions answered by Andrew Grant, the managing director of Tirian
“Lessons they learn in the way we present golf can be taken back and applied in an office context, while we challenge them that the wisdom they learn as managers, should be applied to win the golf games...” More on Lateral Golf >
Incentive & Meetings Asia Team Building Bonding Rituals
Looking for strong returns. "Discerning clients are starting to distinguish between team activities and team development and want much more than childish games. Clients are looking for clearly defined outcomes..."
From company cricket tournaments to desert survival courses, teambuilding is big business, and the Middle East is emerging both as a developing market in this sector as well as a venue for challenging and different programmes. Kathi Everden reports.
Questions & answers about types, concepts & ideas, prices range, benefits and trends in team building activities for corporations. Interview with Gaia Grant published on Singapore Airlines (Silk Air) Inflight Magazine by Nicola Churchouse
FAQ transcript from media interview with Michael Bode CEI Asia Pacific
How did two teachers from Australia end up leaving their former careers and lives behind to develop a positive vision for international organizations?
A 3 week special series looking at happiness research throughout the world. The final week features Andrew & Gaia Grant's lifestyle change that carefully balances a successful work and family relationship, and how they are now able to help other executives manage this balance... Read more >
Crisis And Reputation Management
An Australian company is helping businesses in Asia learn how to deal with a crisis. As Bill Pheasant discovers, it’s now being put to the test.
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"Tirian: Surviving Bali: For organizational development company Tirian, the Bali bombings were just one more crisis ..." More on Crisis Management >
Gary La Moshi from Asia Times Online interviews Andrew Grant, MD of Tirian and designer of Catch Me if you Dare, to look at how organizations can prepare themselves to avoid costly mistakes. “As usual, the costs of government failure to deal with looming crises until it is too late will be eaten by ordinary people, who will also be force-fed a diet of doubletalk. Indonesia is not alone in failing to learn the lessons of SARS, or to see the warning signs, but its reaction to the bird flu outbreak is tragic nonetheless…”.
More on Issue Management >
The Bulletin / Newsweek "The Damage Done: Who's to Blame for the Corby Fiasco and how it's hurting Australia"
Andrew Grant and other expats interview by Fortune Magazines journalist Eric Ellis for the Bulletin as an Australian living in Bali -on international relations. "The Bali expats and intelligentsia are disgusted by Australia’s racist reaction. The other 230 million Indonesians ask, “Schapelle who?”..." (06/05)
For most of the past 10 years Gaia Grant's home has been beachfront Jimbaran, just 20 metres from the where bombs ripped through a seafood restaurant two weeks ago.