Once upon a time, most HR departments provided one-stop shopping for employees with questions or concerns about benefits, hiring, training, complaints, colleagues, etc. For leaders, HR was the place to go for recruitment, retention and terminations.
When we view leadership diversity as a function of the values revolution, the glass ceiling becomes less an immovable barrier than a closed door that many talented women, and more and more men also, choose not to open.
This will be the year of substance, when content is not just written for search engines to pick up, and when things we had hoped would connect become connectable. And most importantly, the value of marketing will continue to rise as consumers define their own individual futures of the products and services they prefer.
2014 is going to be the year when our human curiosity figures out how people, technology and process can finally work together.
We live in the Social Age of Learning, where our ability to create meaning within our communities is key. In this Slideshare presentation Julian Stodd explore the foundations and principles of the Social Age, including an exploration of Social Leadership.
iStock has queried creatives from around the world to determine what to look for in 2014 design trends. Entitled Hot or Not (oh how we miss the original Am I Hot or Not), the infographic gives a thumbs up/thumbs down look at flat design and skeumorphic design; short form storytelling versus long form; real models versus retouched; 3D and offset printing; and more. Give it a look.
The biggest consultancy firms - the McKinseys and Janeses of the world--make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients.This model is built on the idea that those companies know best -- and that information and ideas should be handed down from on high.
But the future of geopolitical consultancy will belong to the crowd.
Technology is radically transforming education. As is the case with all other inventions, the real impact of the new emerging technologies on teaching and learning will only be felt more markedly in the next coming decades. When Gutenburg first invented printing, it took probably more than a century for people to clearly understand and see the implications of this new invention on human knowledge.