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)
Lasting innovation comes from identifying and responding to need – human need. We are often reminded that people in developing nations are amazing innovators – living, that is staying alive, on less than $1 per day.
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...
Cheryl Doig's insight:
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.
The National Intelligence Council has issued Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, intended to stimulate thinking about the rapid and vast geopolitical. The report sees four megatrends:
Individual empowerment will accelerate substantially during the next 15-20 years owing to poverty reduction and a huge growth of the global middle class, greater educational attainment, better health care, and widespread exploitation of new communications and manufacturing technologies. Enabled by communications technologies, power will shift toward multifaceted and amorphous networks that will form to influence state and global actions.
Diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030.
Demographic Patterns: in the world of 2030—a world in which a growing global population will have reached somewhere close to 8.3 billion people (up from 7.1 billion in 2012)—four key trends will be aging—a shrinking number of youthful societies and states; migration, which will increasingly be a cross-border issue; and growing urbanization, which will spur economic growth but could put new strains on food and water resources.
Growing Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Demand for food, water, and energy will grow by approximately 35, 40, and 50 percent respectively owing to an increase in the global population and the consumption patterns of an expanding middle class. Climate change will worsen the outlook for the availability of these critical resources.