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Insights on Change and the Future of Work. GWTNext- Global Workforce Transformation is a community of innovative, forward thinking professionals. GWTNext Manifesto   We are not leaving on the road that we came on.   We recognize that we are at a place of transformation and few industries will be exempt.   We don’t have all the answers, but are committed to figuring them out together.   We recognize that now is a time of peril, but also a time of great opportunity.   We choose to focus on opportunity.   We believe that real change is not an event, it’s a process.   We are dedicated to helping people, teams and organizations effectively and successfully maneuver the wild road of change!  
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Web Ink Now: The journey from a traditional marketing executive to a modern CMO

Web Ink Now: The journey from a traditional marketing executive to a modern CMO | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
With an MBA from Wharton, a bunch of high profile marketing gigs on his resume, and a bit of gray hair to show he’s got experience, Brian Kardon is what people think of as a typical Chief Marketing Officer.
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A great example of personal transformation in the Shift Age. 

Laura


"I decided just to roll up my sleeves and ask people on my team, 'How did you do that?' I had a bunch of people in their 20s and I would just sit next to them and say, 'Tell me how you did that. How did you push that out there?' or 'What are those social sharing links? How did you put that on there?' I asked how HTML works and what Java script is.” 

Brian Kardon

@bkardon

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ENTERING THE SHIFT AGE

ENTERING THE SHIFT AGE | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
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ENTERING THE SHIFT AGE


”A new age begins and develops for a time before the majority of the population perceives that it is living in it."


#DavidHoule @evolutionshift

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Twitter / LauraGoodrich : “Make sure you stay on top ...

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“Make sure you stay on top of the latest tech tools if you want to stay relevant.”@DanSchawbel

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Millennial Myth Busting

Millennial Myth Busting | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
By Ann Clark Listing complaints about the younger generation is not a new pastime.
Laura Goodrich's insight:

A disconnect between perception and reality has been the downfall of many a good relationship."     
"Understanding and accepting employees on a one-on-one basis to identify individual needs, goals and expectations is not a new tactic. It is a rule of successful business.

Employees are more than a representation of what year they happen to have been born in. Understanding employees individually will help diffuse generational conflict and miscommunication. And it is the Millennial who may bring fresh eyes and a unique perspective to the future of any business.

And, if not, we can all rely on the fact that they will grow up. After all, we did."

Ann Clark CEO and Founder of San Diego-based ACI Specialty Benefits

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But we’ve always done it this way!

But we’ve always done it this way! | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Associations must stop blaming the economy and start thinking about how they can change the way they've always done things in order to move forward and engage members. What is your association doing differently than it was five years ago?
Laura Goodrich's insight:

You can’t blame the economy anymore
"People join and participate in associations these days because they are looking for new ways to engage, network and drive new business opportunities." XYZ University
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7 Surprising Ways To Motivate Millennial Workers - Forbes

7 Surprising Ways To Motivate Millennial Workers - Forbes | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it

By 2020, millennials will comprise nearly half of the U.S. workforce. Experts offer 7 easy tips to get the most out of them.

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By 2020, millennials will comprise nearly half of the U.S. workforce.

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L'Atelier de l'Emploi - ManpowerGroup's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:03 AM

Les jeunes ont la mobilité dans le sang ! Près des trois quarts (71%) des natifs de la « génération Z » (ou, "Millenial Workers", nés entre 1995 et 2000) souhaitent connaître une expérience professionnelle à l’international afin de développer leurs compétences. Les entreprises devraient donc préparer dès maintenant des « stratégies de mobilité des talents » (talent mobility strategies) pour soutenir l’attractivité de leur marque employeur. Elles devront se montrer pro-actives, agiles et capables de se réinventer constamment.


http://www.manpowergroup.fr/infographie-du-mercredi-mobilite-en-2020-un-marche-mondial-des-talents/

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How curious is your organization?

How curious is your organization? | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
I recently was asked by a customer how he could encourage his organization to be “more curious.” As leaders we all can imagine the positive outcomes from any organization that is “curious” – less i...
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"An argument can be made that the ability to adapt may be proportional to one’s capacity for curiosity." Ron Ricci Cisco

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Connecting the Dots on Talent Shortage

Connecting the Dots on Talent Shortage | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Businesses will always seek to find competitive advantages within its industry. It’s part of any company’s strategic (survival) DNA. Whether it be new products, new services, even investments in te...
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Connecting the Dots on the Talent Shortage
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What do employers really want from college grads?

What do employers really want  from college grads? | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates
Laura Goodrich's insight:

What do employers really want  from college grads?  Critical Thinking Skills: “How you put an idea forward, and how do you support it, how do you build it, how do you put the facts behind it?"

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2013 Mobile Future in Focus

2013 Mobile Future in Focus | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
This report will examine how these rapidly changing market dynamics have shaped the current U.S. and international mobile marketplaces, and what these changes mean for the coming year as comScore helps bring the mobile future into focus.
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The U.S. smartphone market finally surpassed 50 percent market penetration and now enters the “late majority” stage of the technology adoption curve. 

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3 Essential Elements of Strategic Thinking | Creative GapMinding

After years of talking strategy with business partners I have come to the conclusion that most of us don’t know what strategic thinking really is. Most of what we call strategic thinking is really not that strategic.

 

Thinking comes in many forms:

Howard Gardner talks about five in his book Five Minds for the Future, and describes at least six kinds of intelligence in his other writingsEdward de Bono describes Six Thinking Hats, written specifically for thinking in a business contextI have compiled a list of about a dozen or so approaches to thinking.

 


Via Maree Conway, Rudolf Kabutz
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3 Essential Elements of Strategic Thinking | Creative GapMinding

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Maree Conway's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:00 PM

A straightforward overview of strategic thinking, the core strategic foresight capability.

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Executive Next Practices -

Executive Next Practices - | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
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Executive Next Practices - We're not leaving on the road we came on.  We are living and leading in a time of transformation and few industries will be exempt!  What's next?  I'm proud to be exploring the possibilities with these innovative, forward thinking executives.  

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Vivek Wadhwa: Why I Don’t Advise Startups to Hire M.B.A.s

Vivek Wadhwa: Why I Don’t Advise Startups to Hire M.B.A.s | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
M.B.A.s tend to undergo a harsh period of adjustment from the elite world of business schools to the rough-and-tumble world of startups, says The Accelerators mentor Vivek Wadhwa.
Laura Goodrich's insight:

This will definitely ruffle some feathers!  Laura
"I no longer advise startups to hire M.B.A.s and I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an M.B.A.

That’s because I have seen a growing mismatch between the skills that business schools teach and what fast-paced startups require. And corporate management isn’t the best path to entrepreneurship anymore—the best way is to work for a startup." 

Vivek Wadhwa 
Wadhwa oversees the academic programs at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world.  These advances—in fields such as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials—are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.
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The road before us is going to be quite extraordinary and many organizations are ill equipped to maneuver the turns.

The road before us is going to be quite extraordinary and many organizations are ill equipped to maneuver the turns. | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
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The road before us is going to be quite extraordinary and many organizations are ill equipped to maneuver the turns.

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What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience - Forbes

What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience - Forbes | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Part 1 of a series on neuroscience and innovation Humans are animals.  While we like to think we're captains of our destiny, we're far more driven by instinct than we know.  In many ways, we’re just glorified apes, even in business.

Via David Hain
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"Without emotion, we are biologically incapable of making decisions. Logic is often the last step in the process.  The conscious intellectual brain steps in to produce a rational backstory to justify impulses generated in the murky corners of the unconscious mind." Neuroscience business expert Janet Crawford


"Our rational minds represent a very small layer floating atop a vast well of unconscious drivers. Business leaders who understand biological programming and can leverage it possess an enormous advantage." Neuroscience business expert Janet Crawford
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Laura Goodrich's comment, April 3, 2013 6:27 PM
Yes, a blend of both is powerful Tom Wojick
Cris Popp's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:26 PM

I think you do better in life, and at work, if you accept that better than 85% of our behaviours are driven by unconscious drivers.  You just have to look at politics to see that often, decisions are made first, and justified afterwards.  This is fine when you're making a decision just for yourself – but if you're making decisions that affect others, they need to be made from a more rational basis.
This is especially the case, when through technology, a leader can have a much longer lever of control and reach over others.  That reach ranges from beiong as small as authority over someone elses job adn job happiness, all the way to the leaders of North Korea and the nuclear threat they wield over millions of people.
This is why, leaders especially, need to be aware of their own motives, and drivers, and to be humble about their perspective.  Their decsions may be perfectly rational - they need to accept they may not.  When I judge leaders, this capacity is one of the most important factors that I use.

Cris Popp's comment, August 29, 2013 6:48 PM
I agree Tom, it's about how to use both, And how to use each to develop the other. For example , testing your gut feel to see how accurate it is.
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Do You Screen for Inter-cultural Adaptability?

Do You Screen for Inter-cultural Adaptability? | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Laura Goodrich's insight:

"There is a mood shift going as employers become more aware of the value of inter-cultural adaptability in new recruits. This should serve as a sign to recruiters and employers that there is huge value in screening more formally for inter-cultural adaptability and the time may be coming to start making more formal assessments of inter-cultural adaptability if you are to build an organization that is well equipped to cope and thrive within our globally integrated business world now and into the future." 

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Higher-ed leaders meet to discuss future of online education - MIT News Office

Higher-ed leaders meet to discuss future of online education - MIT News Office | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Innovative pedagogical techniques and the effects of online-learning tools on on-campus education subjects of conversation at MIT- and Harvard-led summit.

Via INgage Alliance
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"One was a questioning of the pedagogical efficiency of lectures. During the first panel, “Blended Models of Learning: Bringing Online to On-Campus,” Eric Mazur, a professor of physics at Harvard, cited a study (see PDF) by MIT professor of media arts and sciences Rosalind Picard and her students in which subjects were fitted with wristbandsthat measured skin conductance as an index of the “arousal associated with emotion, cognition and attention.” Mazur presented a figure from the Picard group’s paper showing wrist-sensor readings for a single MIT student over the course of week. The sensor recorded regular, strong spikes during periods of study, lab work and homework, but the readout flatlined during two activities: attending class and watching TV." Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office

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Entrepreneurial: Google wants to help grow entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial: Google wants to help grow entrepreneurs | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
In February, Google announced a two-year agreement with CoCo (Co-working and Collaborative Space), which rents space to small businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul. An estimated 350 people attended the launch.
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What do London, Tel Aviv and Minneapolis have in common? Google has singled them out as hotbeds of entrepreneurship.

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Home | Embracing Change Film Support Site

Home | Embracing Change Film Support Site | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Embracing Change with Laura Goodrich is a fast-paced and funny program that invites viewers to consider their own outlook about change.
Laura Goodrich's insight:

Embracing Change was created to stimulate conversation. Using “person-on-the-street” interviews, you will be introduced to a cast of characters that not only share how they naturally react to change and  how to embrace it.  Embracing Change!  

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Left and right stuff, together, call it Talent at play

Left and right stuff, together, call it Talent at play | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Left brain, right brain. Apparently our world is shifting quite a bit. Under which the demand for right-brainers will soar. The so-called artists. Our broader culture tends to prize left-brain directed thinking more highly than its counterpart.
Laura Goodrich's insight:

"We are all going to become obsolete, really, if we contend with the status-quo and don’t inject a high dose of innovation and creativity in all of what we do." 

JOHANN GAUTHIER
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The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013

The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013 | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Near the end of 2012, a group of us at Ziba got together to review what we’d learned over the course of the year.
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Trapped in The Past: Five Challenges of Conventional Thinking

Trapped in The Past: Five Challenges of Conventional Thinking | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Challenge your board to break free of conventional thinking by addressing five ways it is killing your association’s current and future business models.
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"Now time to insist that boards take the long view, minimize the impact of petty political disputes on board work, and maximize the attention they devote to supporting the creation of new forms of value, with the goal of generating more purposeful and profitable revenue streams over time" - See more at: http://associationsnow.com/2013/03/trapped-in-the-past-five-challenges-of-conventional-thinking/#sthash.LLomJbkK.dpuf #Associations

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Thinking of a Career Change? Unemployed? Use Hard Trends to Shape Your Future

Thinking of a Career Change? Unemployed? Use Hard Trends to Shape Your Future | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Thinking of a Career Change? Unemployed? Use Hard Trends to Shape Your Future - The Huffington Post
Laura Goodrich's insight:

"Currently hundreds of thousands of jobs available today with no one qualified to fill them." 

"At this point, it's important to ask yourself, "Am I in a place to thrive in my current job, or am I in a place where technology will make me unemployed?" To remain employed or to find a job you can keep long-term, expand your skills based on hard trends and tomorrow's needs." 

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Does Your Learning Space Attract Millennials?

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"Today’s shift in educational practices is creating self-learners who will be the self-directed employees of tomorrow. The most successful students tend to be those that are allowed to grow and learn in a team-based learning environment, as opposed to the traditional individual test-based environment. They will expect this same type of interaction, collaboration and openness in their work environment."

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