Leadership Thinking for the Future
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Over the last six months I have not posted a blog but I have been doing a lot of thinking...and been deeply involved...in the practice of school governance. There has been a great deal of talk about schools needing to change, but little of this has discussed implications for the governance of schools and what additional skillsets might be needed in order for schools to be future focused. Read blog post >
The inauguration of Donald Trump has led to a flurry of commentary, unease and fear. It's hard to separate the truth from the spin. I've been reflecting on The Trump Effect - the arousal of people whose voices seem unheard. That's how he got into power, and that is why there have been demonstrations as he takes control of the United States of America. Will the USA become the DSA (Divided States of America?) Read blog post >
Interviewing people about collaboration in today's world has been fascinating. At the same time I have been wondering what the future of collaboration might look like as robots start to integrate more with humans. What does collaboration with robots look like? What are the possibilities? What are the implications for leaders? Read blog post >
Exponential change, exponential technologies, exponential this and that....the latest buzz words to hit the world of business. So is it just hype? Having spent three days at the SingularityU New Zealand Summit recently I think exponential thinking is increasingly important. The rapid pace of technological change isn't just about acceleration. It's also about convergence and recombining, which has the effect of amplifying change. It's disruptive. Read blog post >
Dr Cheryl Doig is currently curating a book on collaboration, with input from around the globe.
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Marlborough Principals Conference
"As a result of attending Cheryl’s workshop, we abandoned our latest staff meeting agenda and redesigned our future instead! "
"I found Cheryl’s session to be inspiring, fun & thought provoking."
"Thanks to Cheryl, she is a special lady that connects so well with everyone and has so much value to give to so many."
ConnectED Cluster"After the workshop with Cheryl, I'm already seeing staff looking for opportunities to actually engage in collaboration"."Since Cheryl has worked with our group we have moved/changed in 18 months the things that we have been pondering for 12 years!""Cheryl has helped us to focus on an end goal that is quite specific".
"One day of your collaboration workshop has fixed 2 years of conflict. It has already opened the door to one of my department's biggest constraints, thanks Cheryl".
Collaboration Workshop Day
COGNITION LIMITED - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
“It has been a genuine pleasure to meet and share with someone that has not only kept pace but fully embraced the future.
Thanks for reminding me to look outward again and thanks for giving me some different binoculars to help me focus the starting points.”
Kevin Dittmer, Senior Training and Information Manager
Cognition Education, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Cheryl and Chris Jansen