The advanced guide to the future of work

There are numerous predictions about the future of work post COVID-19. But no-one can predict with any certainty whether it will be cataclysmic or exciting. One thing seems certain, we will need outstanding leaders to guide us through the turbulent times ahead.

In 2008, I interviewed senior leaders about how they were responding to the global financial crisis. I discovered that leaders were not ‘waiting and seeing’ what would happen. They were stepping up in the face of adversity.

Today’s global pandemic is a bigger challenge, but the same principle applies.… Read more

Are you setting the tone?

As a leader you set the tone for the way people around you behave. They are modelling your cues far more than you think. Leaders exemplify the culture they want to create; the way we do things around here.

Dianne set the tone of valuing her team members. She took an interest in everyone on her team, not just her leadership group. She held regular skip-level meetings where she found out what was important to people, heard their concerns and took on board their suggestions and feedback.… Read more

Are you dealing with ambiguity?

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The future of work will either be cataclysmic or exciting. The robots could take all our jobs, or maybe there is an exciting future ahead for those of us who are willing to upskill. That is the ambiguous conclusion of the speakers at the Future Work Summit this week in Melbourne.

Either way, the impact is profound. The World Economic Forum has described the era we have now entered as the Fourth Industrial Revolution which, “….isRead more

Are you practising the art of inclusive conversation?

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How often have you sat through a change program briefing session and thought that the key messages are not addressing the fundamental concerns of the audience? While most progressive organisations are committed to improving communication, that often translates into more talking and less listening. A more inclusive style of communication is needed if you are to accomplish your vision to change the game.

When Dan was appointed to his new role, he did not want to fall into the trap of simply broadcasting his vision.… Read more

What is the value that you bring?

Most of us struggle to articulate the value we bring to our organisation. Our employment history usually points to our technical knowledge and skills. Maybe it was in systems development or cyber security, large scale projects, or perhaps data and analytics. But whilst your knowledge and skills are good starting points for defining your value, that is not sufficient for a leadership role. Your value as a leader needs to also include the transferable strength that has supported you throughout your career and more than likely, in your life in general. … Read more