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Top Trends for 2019 – Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is already around us, and will continue to grow and expand. If you don’t have AI as part of your strategic planning, it’s time to add it now! ...

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Strategic Planning for Two Kinds of Futures


When you create your strategic plans for the future, do you include two kinds of futures? In the past, we could see what was ahead, and could plan for that in our strategy. That’s still important, but the world is changing so fast that there’s another kind of future: the future we can’t ...

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Artificial Intelligence Works Best When Combined With Our Own


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 and strong work cultures that embrace it.

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Engage in Lifelong Learning with Online Courses


In our fast-changing world, you can’t afford to stop learning when you finish formal education. If you truly want to be fit for the future, making lifelong learning a habit – and tap into the awesome power of online courses to keep feeding that habit.

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Add Foresight To Your Ideas to Make Your Innovation Really Hum


Many organisations run innovation programs, but it’s hard to get traction when your innovation doesn’t have any direction. The missing ingredient is foresight – the skill of looking into the future, so you can pull your innovation from the future, not just build on the past.

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Create Experiences, Not Just Products and Services


I was speaking at an aged care leadership conference about the challenge of increasing competition and client choice. The aged care industry is growing, because of our ageing population, but this also creates more competition and choice for clients. This is true in many industries, and it’s no...

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Are You Using Reverse Mentoring?


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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Use If-Then Thinking To Make Innovation a Habit


How do you find time for innovation in a busy world, when you hardly have enough time to meet your normal day-to-day goals, let alone think of innovation and change? Use the powerful “if/then thinking” process to make innovation a habit.

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It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature


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 a feature”.

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Do You Know The Motivation Behind Their Behaviour?


It’s easy to react to somebody’s behaviour, but do you make the effort to understand the motivation behind their behaviour? This is the skill of “social intelligence”, which the Institute for the Future has identified as one of their top 10 skills for the future workforce.

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