Ready for the Flexible Work Revolution?


For most of the last 200 years, if you were a knowledge worker, you probably worked in an office, as part of a team of permanent staff working full-time. We’ve come to accept that as the default work environment for knowledge workers. But it wasn’t always this way, and it isn’t necess...

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Three Steps to Power Up Your Team


If you’ve seen some of the recent research about what motivates the best people, you would know it’s about more than just money. This is especially true now that Generation Z – the youngest cohort of employees – is now entering the workforce in significant numbers. And they ...

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The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg


This fascinating book combines three of my favourite elements: Practical ideas, backed by strong research, relayed by powerful stories. Duhigg’s one big idea in the book is that our habits can be broken down into three factors: A cue that triggers the habit, a routine that we subconsciously ...

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Get the Most Out of Every Book You Read and Every Conference You Attend


When you attend a conference, do you make lots of notes to take action later – but most of them don’t get done? Or do you read a great business book and intend to put some of the ideas into action – but never find the time to do them? The trouble with having one big list of action...

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Be an Authority, Don’t Just Have Authority


Leadership now is not just about the organisational structure. It’s not even about the organisational structure turned upside down. Modern leadership is much more about facilitation and collaboration, and everyone can be a leader. This is not just some glib motivational statement (“You ...

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Active Learning – The Critical Skill for Future-Proofing Your Career


The World Economic Forum has identified active learning as one of the top five critical skills for success in the future. The best way to future-proof your career is to be the sort of person who can constantly learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Learn how to be an active learner – without being ove...

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Disrupted!


(by Gihan Perera, with a nod and a wink to Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The stockings were hung by the chimney, in time For last-minute express delivery by Amazon Prime. The children were nestl...

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Solving Customer Problems? That’s Not Enough Anymore!


As a futurist, I’m often asked by business leaders how to stay ahead of their competition in a fast-changing world. Many of these leaders think it’s about embracing some new technology, understanding some future trend before anybody else in their industry, or creating an innovative prod...

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Kick Start Your Internal Thought Leaders


If you have passionate, articulate people on your team who have great ideas they want to share, let them! Champion their cause to be a thought leader in and for your organisation. Most leaders don’t proactively think about giving their team members a voice, so you’ll stand out if you do...

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The Hedonist’s Guide To Getting Things Done: Goal Setting Made Easy


Most goal-setting programs are hard. The system might sound easy, but achieving the goals is difficult. It usually takes discipline, willpower, a strong mindset, hard work, sacrifice and struggle. No wonder most people fail at their goals or New Year’s Resolutions! I’ve got a different ...

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