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Artificial Intelligence Works Best When Combined With Our Own

 29th May 2018 by gihan

There is a lot of discussion about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in our future. But it’s still early days for AI, and the best uses of AI happen when we combine it with our own human genius. We need strong leaders who push for change More ...

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Don’t Switch Off – Lean In

 24th April 2018 by gihan

Last week, at the end of my “Fit for the Future” keynote presentation, an audience member asked me about how to handle her son’s obsession with technology. Her question went something like this:

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Are You Using Reverse Mentoring?

 10th April 2018 by gihan

Many organisations have mentoring programs, but do you also encourage and foster REVERSE mentoring? It’s a growing trend among smart organisations, and one of the best ways to tap into the talent and skills of your people.

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It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature

 27th February 2018 by gihan

If a team member doesn’t fit in, do you treat them as a troublemaker or one of your most valuable assets? In this extract from my keynote presentation to the Queensland Law Society, I talk about the concept “It’s not a bug, it’s More ...

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There’s an I In Team

 13th February 2018 by gihan

Do you treat everybody in your team as if they were “gifted and talented”? We used to say “There’s no I in team”, and force people to focus on the organisation’s goals, even at the expense of their own. But if you More ...

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Dead End Job

 18th January 2018 by gihan

The youngest Millennials (Gen Ys) and their younger siblings, Gen Z, are expected to have up to 17 jobs each across their careers. That means they need high levels of adaptability and a willingness to be self motivated.

Most workplaces still carry over More ...

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They Are Smarter Than You Think They Are

 5th December 2017 by gihan

If you asked a random group of people for their general impression of a brilliant scientist, many of them would give you a stereotypical description: the lone genius working long hours in a private laboratory, labouring over his instruments until More ...

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Stop Thinking Jobs or Careers – Start Thinking Skills

 14th November 2017 by gihan

There was a time when young people entering the workforce expected to work in the same career for their life. But that changed, and now many people have multiple careers. In the future, this will become even more fragmented, with a focus on skills, More ...

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Shadowing: Your Surprise Secret Weapon for Leadership Success

 17th October 2017 by gihan

Help your team members step up by letting them “shadow” you in your job. This shows them how you spend your day, what you do, how you do it, what problems you face, and how you manage difficult situations. It also gives them the chance More ...

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The Busy Leader’s Guide to Building Skills Fast: Break Down the Walls

 19th September 2017 by gihan

In a research study reported in the Harvard Business Review, chefs in a restaurant made tastier food when they could see their customers. This wasn’t because the chefs felt like they were being watched (because the same result More ...

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