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Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


Einstein said we can’t solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. I’m no Einstein, but it’s obvious that is a key insight into becoming fit for the future. Many organisations, leaders, and teams are still stuck in old ways of thinking – sometimes B...

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There’s an I In Team


Modern teams are different. Employees have a voice and want it heard; they want work that gives them meaning, not just money; they want mentoring, not just training; and they want to express their individuality and bring their unique skills into the workplace. I covered this topic recently in a web...

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The Future of Learning


Accelerate the experience curve. In the past, the most common development choice was a training course, but now there are many other options. By tapping into a variety of ways to accelerate learning in your organisation, you cater to individual needs, build on existing knowledge, and create exponen...

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The Future of Work


The workplace is changing – in where we work, when we work, and who does the work. This creates challenges and opportunities for leaders, who have to achieve their goals with distributed, global and fluid teams. Here are the five key questions leaders need to ask about the future of work: WH...

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Slow, Bumpy and Expensive


Are you worried about your business being disrupted? You should be! But you can see this as an opportunity, not a threat. There are three key questions to ask about your business to identify weaknesses, prepare for change, and lead the disruption. I covered this topic in a recent webinar, which wil...

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The Big Deal About Big Data


There’s been a lot of buzz about “big data”, but there’s also a lot of confusion about what it is, what it means, and whether it applies to your business or industry. Here are some examples of Big Data in action: My supermarket loyalty card allows Woolworths to track my buy...

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The Future of Healthcare


Every industry is facing change, but none more so than healthcare. Big data, predictive analytics and the consumerisation of healthcare are just a few of the trends affecting the way we will look at healthcare in the future. For example: What if your doctor could e-mail images (like X-rays) to you...

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Customer-Centric Innovation


When most organisations think of their customers, they think only of doing things for them. That’s good, because it means you focus on serving them. However, customers now have more power and influence than ever before, and are happy to help you as well. Involve your customers and clients in your...

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The Officeless Office


For most of the past 200 years, the workplace of the knowledge worker has been an office. But that’s changing – and changing fast. Modern teams include full-timers, part-timers, contractors, interns, telecommuters, and job sharers. We also have extended work teams, using outsourcing, cr...

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This Asian Century


The power in the world has shifted, from Europe in the 19th century and the USA in the 20th century. Now we’re in The Asian Century, and it will change our world in profound ways. Organisations who tap into it will see great opportunities, while those who don’t will fall behind. If you ...

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