The Thinking Ahead Newsletter brings you regular updates on how to be fit for the future in a fast-changing world.

Here are some recent articles:

  • Your World, Redefined – A Day In Our Life in 2025
    Right now, in early 2022, it’s easy to put all our energy into wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s important, of course, but we’re also seeing many other significant, profound, and exciting changes in our world. Here’s a small glimpse into how our daily life might look just a few years from now. (This is a ...
  • Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)
    For more than two years, we’ve been running online meetings, attending online meetings, making online presentations, and participating as audience members in online presentations. And I’m sure we’ve all seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve been delivering online presentations since 2009, so I have a lot of experience in this area. Of course, ...
  • The #1 Thing You Can Do Stay Relevant in 2022
    As we’re starting a new year and looking ahead to yet another of our annual round-trip voyages around the sun, there’s no doubt we will still face a lot of uncertainty during the next few months (years!). A lot has changed in the last two years, and we should expect a lot more to change ...
  • The Three Unwritten Rules for Success in 2022 (You Won’t Believe #2)
    Based on my research into how the next 12 months will pan out, here are my three unwritten rules for success in 2022: 1. 2. 3. “Unwritten” (geddit?). Ha, ha, must be the silly season getting to me! But seriously, … Here are ten things you could do as a leader to be more successful in 2022. Obviously, you won’t be ...
  • 21 Ways the World Became Better in 2021
    As we’re nearing the end of 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on for yet another year, it’s easy to forget our world has also become better in many, many ways. Here are just 21 ways the world has become better in 2021. (Sources: Forbes, Springwise, The Happy Broadcast, Wikipedia, and many others! Also, thanks to ...
  • Resilience Is Not Enough
    A couple of years ago, when my then 20-year-old stepdaughter Abbey was living in Perth, she and I used to go out regularly for breakfast or lunch. As soon as the food arrived, she – like many others of her generation – pulled out her smartphone, took a photo, and shared it with her friends ...
  • To Make Better Decisions, Scan Wider
    Like many others, during our strict lockdown early in the pandemic, we used jigsaw puzzles to while away the time. If you enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles, you know the most common tactics: start with the edges, sort the pieces by colour, sort them by shape, tackle a difficult section together, work on different sections independently, ...
  • Shut Up And Listen
    It’s now almost two years since COVID-19 first spread through the world, and there’s no doubt the pandemic has created huge stress and anxiety in many workplaces. So if you’re a leader or manager, you might be heartened by some recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management about how teams are doing during ...
  • Give Them Meaning, Not Just Money
    A few weeks ago, Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius interviewed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about his ideas for a post-pandemic future. Not surprisingly, Nadella talked about some technology things, like Microsoft’s new collaboration platform, virtual reality, and the Facebook metaverse. But, to me, his most important insight was about the mindset change in employees ...
  • Here’s How to Lead in 2022: Be An Avocado Leader
    As we’re coming to the end of 2021, you might be putting plans in place for 2022. Of course we’re not through this pandemic yet, so 2022 still holds some uncertainty and doubt. If you’re a leader, manager, or business owner (or all three!), this gives you a double challenge: creating a plan to achieve ...
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