Rod Matthews is a leading expert in changing human behaviour within groups and organisations. Rod is frequently referred to as 'the best trainer in Australia'. As an author, facilitator, presenter and the principal of Impact Human Performance Technologies, Rod Matthews has spent the past 15 years changing individuals, groups and organisations. His presentations and courses are thought provoking, insightful, interactive and hilarious. As a voracious reader of non-fiction, Rod loves testing what he finds in books, articles and websites in the real world.
How have humans come to the level of prosperity that we now enjoy? With our permanency on the earth, how do we manage the balance between improving our lifestyles and dealing with the consequences on ...
Over the last century there has been exponential growth in technology. How able are we to predict the future of technology and what are the social effects of increased technology usage?
When considering how we came to today's quality of life, most would think of the industrial revolution or changes in technology. How has humor and the division of labour contributed to human developme...
Life is a process. It changes and does not stagnate. The romanticised ideals of an uncomplicated life in the past are just that. We need to move forward, but what will be the consequences of further i...
An examination of the question posed by David Christian in his Ted lecture: "In a universe that observes the second law of thermodynamics, how can we have the complexity that is life in this planet?"
As humans have evolved, our lives have become more complex. Let's ask the question "Are we the most fortunate generation to have lived and will that increase in fortune continue?"
A critical review of Ornstein and Ehrlich's perspective on psychological preferences of humans. Is this too alarmist and narrow thinking for today's society?
†In looking to the future, we must address the big issues humanity now faces, and bring like-minded people together. For this to happen, the vision for the future must be compelling. The Great Transit...
How would you finish the sentence: "The human being is the only animal that.........?" It is not a simple task as the reason we are who we are is because of countless evolutionary choices and opportun...
What does it mean to be human? Every culture on earth shares certain behaviours.
How much control do we have over subconscious thinking? A discussion around our soul and our subconscious mind.
Are we a deeply social species? Letís look at sociability as a continuum. Zoologically speaking Perhaps one way to examine the question above is to focus on the word Ďspeciesí. By doing this we ca...
Racism allows individuals to abdicate responsiblity for their actions. It distracts us from the fact that we all make distinctions about others based, unconsciously, on similarity and difference.
Post GFC, change is needed to increase quality of life and encourage ethical behaviour. Let's think about the possibilities.
One of the main reference points for the wellbeing of a nation is the state of its democracy. When faith in the political systems in undermined, when the population becomes cynical or weary of its pol...