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The Fit For the Future Podcast

As a business leader, thought leader, or business owner, you know the world of leadership has changed. Your organisation or business is changing fast, your team members expect more from you, and you’re expected to build your own personal brand as a leader.

The Fit For the Future Podcast helps you navigate this fast-changing world by bringing you ideas, information, interviews and insights for leveraging your leadership and being fit for the future.

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  • Managing Conflict in Distributed Teams Conflicts are inevitable in any workplace, but can be particularly challenging in distributed teams, where team members don’t work in the same office. As a leader, it’s important to understand these differences, so you can prevent More ...
  • The Future of Innovation Innovation is everybody’s business now, and doesn’t only come from off-site retreats or an R&D department. It starts with you as a leader, extends to every member of your team, and then expands beyond your team to your customers More ...
  • Leadership Passion Leaders need followers, and followers are crying out for strong leaders. But the best people only follow you if you can give them work with meaning, energy, and purpose. And you can only do that if you yourself have meaning, energy, and purpose More ...
  • Step Up and Stand For Something Great leaders aren’t afraid to stand for something that matters to them, even if it means being unpopular. They have a strong personal brand based on what they stand for, and built on two things: their expertise (what they know) and their More ...
  • Managing External Experts External workers – such as freelancers, contractors, consultants, and workers in the sharing economy – are no longer just fringe workers, but an important part of the workforce. Even if you’re an experienced leader, the rules More ...
  • The Future of Work We now have so many options for doing work – and that brings more flexibility, greater access to talent, and better integration of work goals with personal goals. But this also needs a new mindset around work, for everybody in the workplace More ...
  • Future Trends For The High-Tech Workplace We have recently seen some interesting purchases, mergers and developments from high-tech companies that will affect all workplaces. In this episode, we’ll look at how they influence the future of work in general, and distributed work in More ...
  • Evolved Leadership Do you have to be a fear-monger to be a great leader – resorting to scare tactics and dire warnings of the future? Sally Anderson of Evolved Leadership doesn’t think so! She talks about a new kind of leadership – Co-Creative More ...
  • The Skills for the Future In the 20th century, leaders identified goals for their organisation, described the jobs required to meet those goals, and hired people with the right skills to fill those job descriptions. Over time, people build on their skills and move into More ...
  • The Workplace of the Future For the last 200 years, the office with a permanent staff has been the default work environment of the knowledge worker. But it wasn’t in the past, and it’s not necessarily the best for the future. What would the workplace look like if offices More ...
  • The Halo Effect Your positioning in your marketplace – how your ideal customers and clients view their relationship with you – has a huge impact on your success. If you have low-level positioning, you’re constantly pushing hard to get noticed More ...
  • Build Their Judgement Great leaders share their wisdom and experience with others, to build their judgement and give them greater power, responsibility and authority. This is more important than ever before, because you can’t do it all yourself, and your team More ...
  • How To Innovate With Distributed Teams Innovation is everybody’s business, and it’s more challenging with a distributed team. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen – it just has to be designed and engineered into your work practices. Some innovation More ...
  • Future Brain Staying ahead of the game is not about inventing something new. The most successful people will be those who can see the potential in picking pieces from different areas, and combining them in clever ways. This needs a new kind of thinking &#8211 More ...
  • Global Teams At Work Technology is bringing us all closer together, and physical distance no longer needs to be a barrier to communication and collaboration. But this “End of Distance” also brings its own challenges, especially if you’re a leader working More ...
  • Unwritten Ground Rules As a futurist, part of my job is to help people understand what’s around the corner in their industry. But it’s also about helping them prepare for it – what I call becoming fit for the future. One of the most important things you More ...
  • A Day in the Life of a Future Worker The tyranny of distance is coming to an end. In a few years, teams won’t need to be in the same office. Travel will happen in driverless cars. Drones will deliver goods 24/7. Virtual reality will take us across the world instantly. What More ...
  • LeaderSpeak The ability to craft and deliver compelling messages is a key leadership imperative, but many leaders struggle to be influential in a cluttered world. Rohan Dredge teaches leaders the skill of LeaderSpeak. In this interview, he shares what it More ...
  • Fit For the Future Are you fit for the future? Join Gihan Perera, Ian Berry, Alicia Curtis and Jenny Brockis in this blab as we discuss the key principles you need as a leader to be fit for the future. Listen in and you’ll learn about diversity, neuroscience More ...
  • China On Our Doorstep The world’s power is shifting, and many commentators are calling this The Asian Century. China expert David Thomas explains why Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of this – and why it’s an imperative now. In this More ...
  • Innovation Kick Start 2016 More ...
  • The Difference That Makes a Difference Differentiation is a crucial factor for success in our fast, flat and free world. But you can’t just be different from everybody else and hope to succeed – you have to be different in the right ways. In this conversation with Ian Berry More ...
  • The Future of Conferences With videoconferencing, online meetings, telepresence and other collaboration technology gaining traction, does that mean the in-person conference is obsolete? No – not by a long way! But its role has changed. Here are 10 trends affecting our More ...
  • Leadership Peak Performance Many leaders struggle to maintain energy throughout their day, due to tight deadlines, competing priorities, and increasing demands on their time. In this episode, peak performance specialist Julie Meek provides simple and effective strategies More ...
  • Workplace Trends Successful leaders need to know how to lead in modern workplaces, with more flexible work arrangements, technology that boosts productivity, the mix of personal and work lives, and the growth of collaboration and networking. Listen To the Episode Listen to the episode More ...
  • Servant Leadership In 1970, Robert Greenleaf published a ground-breaking leadership essay “The Servant as Leader”. Now, half a century later, his ideas still form the basis for leadership in many successful organisations. In this interview, Gary Ryan More ...
  • The Officeless Office More ...
  • Using Conflict for Creativity and Action Conflict is inevitable in our fast-paced, diverse, global world. Many people think the solution to conflict is to resolve it, but Matt Lumsdaine believes in using conflict as a positive force and transforming it into creative and constructive More ...
  • Creating Connected Distributed Teams Distributed teams – where everybody doesn’t work together in the same office all the time – are a growing trend, and causes some interesting challenges for leaders and team members alike. Listen To the Episode Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to the podcast here. Read the Harvard Business Review article How Virtual Teams ...
  • Create a Personal Brand with Impact Personal branding is for everybody, and a strong personal brand has never been as important. In this interview, Jane Anderson talks about the three elements of building a powerful personal brand: clarity, communication, and control. Listen To the Episode Listen to the More ...
  • Building a Better Business Some business owners never intend to sell their business, and most aren’t ready to sell it right now. But if you build your business as if you could sell it, it can be more profitable, make it easier for you to take time away from More ...
  • Using Your Brain For a Change More ...
  • Why Are Organisations Still Avoiding Telecommuting? Telecommuting and other Out of Office work continue to grow in popularity (51% of employed Australians are telecommuters, according to ACMA), but there’s still some resistance in some organisations. We address some of the most common objections More ...
  • The Networked Organisation Traditionally, an organisation has been driven by two hierarchies – the management hierarchy (a.k.a. organisation chart) and customer hierarchy (a.k.a. sales funnel). But that’s not enough anymore. In our connected world, we need the More ...
  • Five Myths of Leading a Distributed Team Telecommuting and distributed teams are growing fast. If you’re a leader or manager, it’s likely that you are – or will be – leading a distributed team. That means some or all of your team members aren’t in the office all the time. So More ...
  • CQ: Cultural Intelligence – with Trisha Carter In our diverse, disperse and distributed world, organisations and teams are increasingly composed of people with differences – ethnic, generational, gender, and others. In this interview, cultural intelligence expert Trisha Carter talks More ...
  • Remarkable Leadership – with Ian Berry For decades, long before social media and the rise of the individual, Ian Berry has been promoting the idea that the key role of leaders is to identify and develop the gifts and talents of their people. In this interview, we discuss why this is More ...
  • Leadership Wisdom – with Gary Pittard Leading a business has become more complex than ever, because of increasingly savvy customers, highly motivated but demanding team members, and a need to remain competitive in a fast-moving world. In this interview, Gary Pittard shares his wisdom More ...
  • MOOCs and Online Learning MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have had their share of publicity – both good and bad. How can you use them as part of your organisation’s training programs? In this conversation, Chris Pudney shares his experience as a student More ...
  • Blended Learning for Employee Learning and Development The corporate training course is not dead (nor should it be), but smart organisations are enhancing it with blended learning. In this conversation with Phil Gott, we discuss how to use blended learning for more powerful growth and development More ...
  • Smart Thinking – Innovation and Strategy for a Fast-Paced World In a fast-paced, chaotic world, we need new ways of thinking, not just better ways of doing. Join me as I talk to The Ideas Architect Geoff McDonald about how to have better ideas, embed learning, and create a compelling vision for your organisation’s More ...
  • Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Traditional goal setting doesn’t work anymore in our fast, flat and free world. Instead, use this system to design – and achieve – compelling goals in 2015. Listen To the Episode Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to the podcast here. Watch a webinar version of this topic here: <iframe More ...
  • Leveraging Content – Turn One Idea Into Multiple Content Marketing Pieces One of the challenges of content marketing is having to keep creating and publishing new content. But you don’t have to always do that. It can be just as effective to convert one idea into multiple content marketing pieces. In this episode More ...
  • The Leader’s Way Both leadership and management are vital skills in today’s organisations. The best organisations are full of talented, bright, motivated people – who want leaders who inspire them and managers who empower them. In this episode, featuring More ...
  • The Go To Guide for Online Collaboration Online collaboration is a hot topic, and the Internet has made it both easier and harder. In this episode, we’ll look at the principles and tools of online collaboration, so you can do it more efficiently and effectively. Listen To the Episode Listen to the episode More ...
  • Ideas With Legs – Innovation for Employee Engagement Innovation is an employee engagement strategy. Learn how to harness the innovation in your people to develop and future proof your organisation. Most organisations have struggled with the idea of employee engagement – especially now, because More ...
  • Web Site Success Web sites might seem like such old technology, now that we have blogging, YouTube, social media, mobile apps, and so on. But that makes your Web site even more important than ever before. Even if people find you somewhere else, they will come More ...
  • Inbound Marketing This month, we look at inbound marketing, and how to combine social media and e-mail to create a powerful online marketing funnel. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to the podcast here. Social Media Leadership The key to social media More ...
  • Business Storytelling This month, we look at the power of business storytelling for sharing strategy and vision, and also look at how to foster telecommuting and harness outsourcing. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Business Storytelling – with Yamini Naidu The business world is catching More ...
  • Leading Change This month I’m interviewed by survival, change and adaptability expert Mike House about how the Internet has changed the way we work, lead, and live our lives. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here More ...
  • Creating the Best Workplace Culture on Earth On Expert Gold Radio this month, we look at what it takes to create the best workplace on Earth, drawing on inspiration from the Harvard Business Review and Corporate Anthropologist Michael Henderson. Listen to the episode here: <a rel="enclosure More ...
  • Members Only In this episode of Expert Gold Radio, we look at trends and tribes (or goal setting and membership sites). We suggest 8 goals for your workplace, look at 7 technology trends for business owners and marketers, and explain the 5 types of members More ...
  • Folding Time In this episode of Expert Gold Radio, we start 2014 with a look at productivity, telecommuting trends, and how to avoid the most common mistakes of running a paid membership site. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Folding Time – Neen James If More ...
  • Happy, Healthy, Productive and Profitable In this episode of Expert Gold Radio, we look ahead to 2014. David Beard shows us how to be fit and healthy in a fast-paced world, then we look at how to be productive and effective when working “out of office”, and finish with nine More ...
  • Making Things Happen In this episode, we focus on getting things done and making things happen. Interview with Tony Fountain, segment from Eagle Waves Radio, and Chris Pudney on how to get focussed. In this episode, we focus on getting things done and making things More ...
  • Enterprising Thought Leadership In this month’s episode, we look at thought leadership in large organisation, BYOD and online courses. In this month’s episode, we look at thought leadership in large organisation, BYOD and online courses. Listen to the episode here: <a More ...
  • Intentionomics How do your intentions affect your personal and professional success, and that of the people around you? This month, we look at the principles of Intentionomics, as well as 25 tips for Out of Office workers. Listen to the episode here: <a rel="enclosure More ...
  • Mentoring Works This month we talk about blogging, mentoring, and getting other people to do your work! Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Blogging for Service Professionals This year I’ve been a regular contributor to Winston Marsh’s excellent Business More ...
  • What Works In this episode, Ross Clennett talks about the changing world of work, employment, and the search for talent. Chris Pudney then interviews Gihan about outsourcing – pros, cons, and how to do it effectively. Listen to the episode here: <a More ...
  • Selling In The Internet Age The Internet has changed the way we buy – which means all businesses need to change the way they sell. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Be Their First Choice One of the biggest ways the Internet has changed selling is that you don’t More ...
  • Content Marketing In this episode, we look at content marketing in detail; and also talk about telecommuting in your organisation. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Content Marketing Made Easy Content marketing is a bit of a buzzword now, but behind the hype is More ...
  • The Technology Leadership Challenge It’s one thing to have the latest and greatest technology, but another altogether to make sure it’s being used to make yourself and your teams more productive, more effective, and even happier! Listen to the episode here: <a rel="enclosure More ...
  • Managing Your Online Reputation Reputation management expert Neryl East discusses how organisations should manage their online reputation in this more open, connected, and transparent world. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Managing Your Online Reputation – with Neryl East Reputation management More ...
  • Taming The E-Mail Tiger E-mail and productivity specialist Steuart Snooks talks about the importance of thinking carefully when writing your e-mail. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Out of Office: Building Your Personal Brand In this conversation, Chris Pudney and I describe some More ...
  • Personal Branding Join brand expert Michael Neaylon talking about personal branding, and we also look at eight trends and predictions for Out of Office work in 2013. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Personal Branding – with Michael Neaylon Join brand expert Michael Neaylon More ...
  • Authority Marketing In this episode, guest Rachel Staggs talks about online marketing – and how to position yourself as an authority using social media. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here What Do You Really Want In 2013? I share a simple but powerful goal-setting More ...
  • Positioning In this episode, we look at the importance of positioning: How to be seen as an authority in your field, so you can attract business easily and effortlessly. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here The Positioning Matrix – with Matt Church The Positioning Matrix More ...
  • The Publishing Revolution In this episode, we look at the publishing revolution, with an interview with Dan Poynter and a discussion about writing a book collaboratively. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here The Publishing Revolution – with Dan Poynter Dan Poynter is a world-recognised expert More ...
  • LinkedIn for Professionals In this episode, we look at how to use LinkedIn effectively, and we also look at changes in technology that make it easier to work “out of office”. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here LinkedIn for Professionals – with Kirsten Hodgson One of the best More ...
  • Speakership Speakership, becoming a million dollar expert, and how the Internet has changed your business. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Speakership – with Matt Church Matt recently presented a webinar about speakership – the combination of speaking More ...
  • The State of the Professional Speaking Industry Webinars, online courses and the state of the professional speaking industry around the world – all in this month’s episode. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 File here Webinar Smarts – with Marcia Yudkin (part 2) In this month’s feature interview, marketing More ...
  • Webinar Smarts In this month’s feature interview, marketing consultant Marcia Yudkin talks to me about how business owners can use webinars to promote their business. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 File here Feature Interview: Webinar Smarts – with Marcia Yudkin In this month’s feature More ...
  • Be Their First Choice The Internet has changed the way people buy, so you need to change the way you sell. In particular, you need to “front of mind” for your prospective clients so they think of you first when they are ready to buy. Listen to the episode More ...
  • Creating and Publishing High-Quality Content This month, we’ll be talking about writing and publishing high-quality content – both for positioning yourself as an authority and selling it (in the form of e-books). Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 File here Feature Interview with John Highman John Highman More ...
  • Building Your Online Reputation Building your on-line reputation and authority. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 file here Feature Interview with Kirsten Hodgson Kirsten Hodgson helps professional services firms to retain and grow existing clients and attract more of their ideal clients. In this More ...
  • Taking Action Goal setting that works, running your business like a boutique business, your very first webinar, and e-mail productivity. Listen to the episode here: Download the MP3 File here Feature Interview with Erica Bagshaw: Creating Certainty (Goal Setting That Works) Over some years now, I’ve been privileged to work More ...