In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). The report identified six drivers of change. I've added links to examples of each, three years ...
IDEO is a top design thinking company. One of the reasons they have remained so is because the understand the importance of culture. Check out this great slideshare of what they value. It's a timely reminder for leaders to review their own personal and organisational values. Are they really being lived?
It's the question I've been dreading over the past two years. I don't know many authors, so I can't say if it's a universally felt reaction, but my unspoken response is 'If I could sum it up in a c...
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This book is foundational in understanding the future of learning and also of organisations. There is an trend towards transparency that is ignored at your own peril. Governments, schools and organisations need to understand and embrace the possibilities.
The next time you use your smartphone to inquire about migraine symptoms or to check out how many calories were in that cheeseburger, there is a chance that information could be passed on to insurance and pharmaceuticals companies.
As part of the popular series of 'Future of' reports, the creative agency PSFK has released a 140 page document that covers the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers.
Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 Forbes Managers get clear on what to do next, whereas leaders seek clarity on what to go beyond. Vision is the main elevator of leadership. It is the longer view.
Business 2 Community 4 Unmistakable Trends in Leadership Business 2 Community The legacy of those before us was passed on by telling but in the future our legacy will be passed on by showing (digitally).
Cheryl Doig's insight:
I agree that the #1 leadership skill of successful next generation leaders will be agility. This resonates well with my research that suggests adaptive leadership is a growing requirement in a future focused organisation. Adaptive leaders are aware of context and are agile in approach.
In an increasingly complex world we need to change our education system. Frey suggests the use of micro-credits as a method of credentialising. I agree we need to change but I'm not sure that this approach will just create another layer of bureaucracy. This comment will start the debate:
“Who is going to jump first into granting a degree that doesn’t have the seat time requirement that we do today that employers will see as credible? Where does the credibility come from?” – Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos, Switzerland Futurist Speaker (http://s.tt/1zlRs)
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